December 6, 2011

Utility Trailer Sales of Arizona President, George Cravens is Selected as Arizona Trucking Association's New Chairman

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., December 6, 2011 – 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 George Cravens, President of Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona has been selected as the new Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) Chairman.

Since 1937, the ATA has represented Arizona’s trucking industry and its members before legislative, regulatory and enforcement agencies. Additionally, the ATA provides its members with the resources that help with compliance to regulations and laws that may affect them. Utility Trailers Sales of Arizona has been a member of the ATA for 73 years.

Beginning November 2011, George Cravens will succeed former chairman, Colin Stewart. Cravens is only the second allied member chairman in the organization’s history. “The board of director’s position is typically given to carrier members and it’s very rare that an allied member would be elected as chairman,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Utility. “With George’s demonstrated ability managing Utility Trailer Sales of Arizona and his past achievements with the ATA, he is undoubtedly the perfect candidate for their new chairman.”

Utility Trailer Sales of Arizona is part of Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s network of over 100 independent dealerships in North America. For more information about Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, visit:

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® and 4000D-X Composite™ 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. 

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