Injected polyurethane foam core composite side wall


Securely bonds exterior skin with interior lining panels for remarkable side wall strength, unparalleled durability and reduced tare weight.

Stainless steel rear door frame


Corrosion resistant frame reduces maintenance costs and increases resale value. Plus its 110½" door opening height allows maximum forklift clearance.

80K flush steel logistics posts


Engineered and track tested to create optimum side wall strength, the design also provides 101" of inside width, and best-in-class cargo securement versatility.

Snag-Free® interior lining


Galvanized interior lining is squeeze riveted with fully recessed fasteners to outer skin and side posts, creating a Snag-Free®, high strength, composite wall.

6-post front wall


Steel “tees” are welded to the approach plate between 4 posts and extruded aluminum corner posts for superior impact resistance, significantly lowering maintenance costs.

27" deep integrated threshold plate assembly


Fully welded to the buckplate and side gussets, the 27" threshold plate eliminates floorboard decay and delivers the maximum strength to resist dock plate damage and fork truck impact.

Hendrickson® HKANT 40K air ride/slider system


The HKANT 40K includes a heavy-duty slider box and Quik-Draw® air-operated pin pull mechanism, improves load protection and lowers tare weight.

Dry Van Key Features

Dry Van Performance Features


80K flush steel logistics posts
80K flush steel logistics posts

Engineered and track tested to create optimum side wall strength, the design also provides 101" of inside width, and best-in-class cargo securement versatility.
Light weight aluminum exterior side skin with Ultra Road Shield™ Plus (URS+)
Light weight aluminum exterior side skin with Ultra Road Shield™ Plus (URS+)

Tested for optimum performance, the .040" aluminum side skin uses the strength of the foam bonded to the interior lining panels to distribute side wall stress.
Tall bottom rail
Tall bottom rail

For greater strength and durability, the tall bottom rail is 10” taller and 50% thicker than a standard dry van rail. It raises the height of the interior riveted components and provides a smooth, puncture resistant interior surface at the floor level.
4000D-X Composite TBR only
Support leg bracing
Support leg bracing

Aerospace-style wing plates have collared holes and embossed ribs for increased strength and lower tare weight. Formed channel braces provide additional durability.
100% soldered electrical wiring system
100% soldered electrical wiring system

The sealed main harness features 100% soldered internal connectors that prevent corrosive deicing chemicals from traveling through connections into the wiring.
Weathertight hardwood floor system
Weathertight hardwood floor system

Flooring is pre-undercoated to extend floor life. Weatherproof sealant is applied between every floorboard, Utility-designed gaskets are installed between the troughs and bottom rails for leak protection.
High payload floor system
High payload floor system

The 4000D-X Composite comes standard with a high payload floor system, with a 20,000 lb fork truck front axle floor rating and three screws per floor board.

Dry Van Performance Options


Aluminum and steel side wall system
Aluminum and steel side wall system

Alternating steel and aluminum side wall design reduces tare weight allowing for increased payload.
Clearance light packages
Clearance light packages

An array of LED clearance light packages are available to meet the needs of your operation.
Factory-installed lift gates
Factory-installed lift gates

Utility offers high quality lift gate installation from most manufacturers providing you with a fully operational trailer direct from the factory.
Heavy-duty aluminum floors
Heavy-duty aluminum floors

An optional heavy-duty, light weight aluminum floor delivers added payload, reduces trailer weight, and offers an extended floor life.
Tri-axle suspension systems
Tri-axle suspension systems

We offer optional tri-axle suspensions with 49", 60" and 72" spread axles for higher payload capacity.
Plywood lining solutions
Plywood lining solutions

If your operation requires a plywood lining, we offer several options to meet your requirements.
Available on the 4000D only
Inside width options
Inside width options

Multiple post depths are available to increase inside width or increase bulge strength.
Composite floor systems
Composite floor systems

Built with a fiberglass layer on the underside, the high strength design of a composite floor supports heavier payloads and decreases moisture entry into the floor.

Dry Van Durability Features


12" galvanized steel wearband
12" galvanized steel wearband

Low-profile 80,000 psi high-strength galvanized steel wearband provides added impact protection, strength, and stiffness.
<strong>Snag-Free<sup>®</sup></strong> interior lining
Snag-Free® interior lining

Galvanized interior lining is squeeze riveted with fully recessed fasteners to outer skin and side posts, creating a Snag-Free®, high strength, composite wall.
Diagonal reinforcing gussets
Diagonal reinforcing gussets

Welded steel reinforcing gussets on slider rails increase torsional stiffness and strength for more slider rail stability.
Injected polyurethane foam core composite side wall
Injected polyurethane foam core composite side wall

Securely bonds exterior skin with interior lining panels for remarkable side wall strength, unparalleled durability and reduced tare weight.
Premium 5-year wheel end system
Premium 5-year wheel end system

Warranted for 5 years parts and labor, the system includes precision-adjustable spindle nuts; cast aluminum hub caps and premium oil seals.
Stainless steel rear door frame
Stainless steel rear door frame

Corrosion resistant frame reduces maintenance costs and increases resale value. Plus its 110½" door opening height allows maximum forklift clearance.
High mounted wearband
High mounted wearband

The 8" wearband is moved 10" above the work level, and the smooth, solid one-piece interior surface of the aluminum Tall Bottom Rail becomes point of contact for pallets.
4000D-X Composite TBR only
Bi-directional tensioned roof design
Bi-directional tensioned roof design

Our bi-directionally tensioned aluminum roof skin has diagonal reinforcing plates at all four corners. It is supported by anti snag roof bows and is mechanically crimped around the top rail for moisture entry protection.
27" deep integrated threshold plate assembly
27" deep integrated threshold plate assembly

Fully welded to the buckplate and side gussets, the 27" threshold plate eliminates floorboard decay and delivers the maximum strength to resist dock plate damage and fork truck impact.
6-post front wall
6-post front wall

Steel “tees” are welded to the approach plate between 4 posts and extruded aluminum corner posts for superior impact resistance, significantly lowering maintenance costs.
Heavy-duty kingpin and approach plate assembly
Heavy-duty kingpin and approach plate assembly

Approach plate is supported by six formed channels to prevent dishing. The kingpin is AAR-rated and the whole assembly is secured to the bottom rails with stainless steel rivets.
Corrosion protection
Corrosion protection

A kingpin section flooded in rust preventative coating, a stainless steel rear case and barrier tape on dissimilar metals reduces the potential for corrosion.
&frac34;" deep side wall
¾" deep side wall

Side walls have been increased to ¾" for added stiffness and increased bulge strength often required  in specialized hauls and heavy-duty applications.
Available on 4000D-X Composite 100 only
Improved bulge strength
Improved bulge strength

Built with a deep ¾" side wall for improved stiffness and increased bulge strength, the 4000D-X Composite 100 is built for long-term performance and a lower total cost of ownership.
Available on 4000D-X Composite 100 only
Composite plate rear doors
Composite plate rear doors

Designed with a polyethylene core and steel skins, these light weight plate rear doors are durable and moisture resistant, delivering longer door life.
Ultra Road Shield&trade; Plus (URS+)
Ultra Road Shield™ Plus (URS+)

ASTM proven, this two coat acrylic system with urethane primer enhances corrosion protection, minimizes the effects of weathering and keeps the trailer looking better, longer.

Dry Van Durability Options


Approach plate reinforcing angle
Approach plate reinforcing angle

The approach plate reinforcing angle provides added front wall protection, reducing maintenance costs while promoting longer trailer life.
Custom wearbands
Custom wearbands

Heavy-duty aluminum, fiberglass reinforced plastic and HDPE plastic options are available to fit your operation’s durability requirements.
Severe service kingpin section
Severe service kingpin section

Engineered with a thicker approach plate and kingpin plate, this design minimizes damage during heavy-duty service operations, reducing ongoing maintenance costs.
Stainless steel vertical and horizontal dock bumper
Stainless steel vertical and horizontal dock bumper

Easy-to-clean, corrosion resistant stainless steel dock bumpers create a clean look that increases resale value and extends trailer life.
Diamond pattern stainless steel doors
Diamond pattern stainless steel doors

Utility pioneered the development of lower glare stainless steel rear door panels without sacrificing style and looks. Available on ply-metal doors only.
Surface mounted ply lining
Surface mounted ply lining

Horizontal coaching rail captures lining seams.
Available on 4000D only

Dry Van Efficiency Features


110&frac12;" rear door opening height
110½" rear door opening height

The 110½" rear door opening height is the highest in the industry, providing maximum forklift clearance for higher pallet loads.
Hendrickson<sup>®</sup> HKANT 40K air ride/slider system
Hendrickson® HKANT 40K air ride/slider system

The HKANT 40K includes a heavy-duty slider box and Quik-Draw® air-operated pin pull mechanism, improves load protection and lowers tare weight.
Optimized cubic load space
Optimized cubic load space

With a full 101¼" of inside width from lining to lining and 101" width from wearband to wearband, you get maximum productivity with 4,085 cubic feet of space.

Dry Van Efficiency Options


Utility Side Skirt
Utility Side Skirt

The Utility Side Skirt qualifies for the EPA GHG-2 bin-3 aerodynamic requirements.
Double deck solutions
Double deck solutions

Use the full inside height of the trailer and optimize trailer payload capacity, increase cargo versatility and maximize transportation efficiency.
EPA SmartWay<sup>®</sup> certification
EPA SmartWay® certification

A SmartWay certification decal makes it easier to identify a trailer as CARB-compliant, creating less paperwork and downtime at checkpoints.
Factory-installed decals
Factory-installed decals

The highest quality decal installation available is completed at our factories so your trailer is ready to operate as soon as you pick it up.
Pintle hooks/doubles
Pintle hooks/doubles

For better operating efficiency, pintle hooks are available for single axle, turnpike double and Canadian C-Train style dual pintle hook trailer operations.
Roll up rear doors
Roll up rear doors

Many roll up rear door options are available.
Side doors installation
Side doors installation

A variety of locations are available to position a side door for increased compartment accessibility and improved productivity.
Translucent roof skin
Translucent roof skin

A fiberglass reinforced plastic roof skin heightens visibility inside the trailer, improving safety and efficiency during loading and unloading.
Logistics posts options
Logistics posts options

If your operation requires logistics posts with a recessed plywood lining, several options, both vertical and horizontal, are available for maximum versatility.
Available on the 4000D only

Dry Van Safety Features


Bendix<sup>®</sup> TAB-6<sup>™</sup> ABS system
Bendix® TAB-6 ABS system

Matched with Bendix spring brake chambers and slack adjusters, the TAB-6 ABS system delivers superior braking performance and improves operator safety.
D.O.T. rated dock bumper
D.O.T. rated dock bumper

Utility’s high tensile steel dock bumper is fully integrated into the rear threshold assembly and complies with U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) and Transport Canada safety requirements.

Dry Van Safety Options


Anti-dock walk devices and dump valves
Anti-dock walk devices and dump valves

A variety of anti-dock walk devices and dump valves are available to stabilize the trailer during loading/unloading, creating a safer work environment.
Disc brakes
Disc brakes

This brake system option reduces brake fade, increases braking performance and improves safety by creating shorter, more stable stopping distances.
Skylights and dome lights
Skylights and dome lights

Optional skylights and dome lights enhance interior trailer visibility, improving safety and efficiency during loading and unloading.
Tire inflation systems
Tire inflation systems

Choose one of our recommended systems to maintain optimum tire pressure in order to increase fuel economy, improve safety and maximize tire life.