CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., April 11, 2007 -¬ Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to have participated in the Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House showcasing over 40 fuel saving equipment manufacturers held on February 21, 2007 (www.cascadesierrasolutions.org).
Formed in 1996, Cascade Sierra Solutions offers a complete Washington to California corridor approach to fuel efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The non-profit organization offers the trucking industry an easy, comprehensive approach that enables truckers to meet the EPA’s SmartWay Transport program standards (www.epa.gov/smartway) for fuel efficiency and emission reductions. Cascade Sierra Solutions offers financing, installation, contracting, monitoring and certification of the products available today employing the latest fuel saving and pollution cutting technologies. In support of the EPA’s efforts, the organization also offers regulatory advice on the rules governing truck transportation.
Utility Trailer participated in the Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House by showcasing the 4000D-X® dry van equipped with the single-tire Wide Track System™. The natural accompaniment to other environmentally friendly options, the 4000D-X® is ideally suited to take full advantage of the weight savings, safety and increased fuel economy of Michelin’s new generation wide single tire, the X-One®. The wide track suspension system includes a Hendrickson® air ride slider with 6″ wider suspension centers and 6″ longer axles. In addition to the 4000D-X®, the Wide Track System™ is available on the 3000R® reefer as well.
“Utility Trailer is proud to support Cascade Sierra Solutions’ drive to retrofit existing fleets with the latest technological advances that save fuel and cut emissions,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “We believe in Cascade’s goal of reducing costs, conserving energy, reducing emissions and improving the environment. The Michelin® X-One® single tire and the Utility Wide Track System™ are just two innovations that we have implemented in pursuit of these goals. We continue to make enhancements to our product line that result in lower fuel costs, less weight and higher productivity.”
Attendees of this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show had the opportunity to see the 4000D-X® thin-wall dry van with the fuel efficient Wide Track System™ at Utility’s Booth. To learn more about the 4000D-X® dry van and the 3000R® reefer visit your nearest Utility dealer, or go online to www.utilitytrailer.com.