CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 8, 2013 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that its Paragould, Arkansas and Clearfield, Utah manufacturing plants have received Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Awards.
These Safety Awards are based on DART rates, which are calculated using the number of hours worked relative to the number of accidents resulting in Days Away, Restrictions or Transfers. Low occurrences of accidents result in lower DART rates.
The Utah plant achieved a DART rate of 1.11, which is 76% lower than the trailer manufacturing industry average of 4.6. Liberty Mutual previously awarded seven Safety Awards to the Utah plant for having DART rates better than one-half of the industry average. This is the first Silver Award for the plant.
The Arkansas plant’s DART rate was 1.29, which is 72% lower than the trailer manufacturing industry average. The Arkansas plant has previously received eight Safety Awards from Liberty Mutual, and this is also its first Silver Award.
“Utility is proud that our Utah and Arkansas plants were recognized by Liberty Mutual for their outstanding safety records. Without the support of both Utility’s owners and employees, we could not have achieved these awards. Our employees and management team are critical to our successful safety program, and deserve all the credit for keeping themselves and their fellow employees safe,” said Bob Griffis, Corporate EHS Manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing.
Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. The Clearfield, Utah and Marion, Virginia plants manufacture Utility’s #1 selling refrigerated trailer. Utility dry vans are manufactured in Glade Spring, Virginia, and Paragould, Arkansas. Utility also has a facility in Enterprise, Alabama that manufactures flatbeds and Tautliners®. For more information about Utility, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com.
About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite® and 4000D™ dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000S™, drop deck and double flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.