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Reefer Performance Features
100% LED lighting
Our LED lighting package provides longer service hours and lower draw on the battery for reduced maintenance costs.
5½" deep extruded aluminum crossmembers
Aluminum crossmembers in the bay area provide optimal floor strength and reduce tare weight providing greater durability and higher payload capacity.
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.
Utility-Designed Rear Barrier Door® design
The bonded foam "sandwich" design reduces weight, optimizes thermal efficiency and provides a tight seal. Hardware is mounted without "thru-holes" into the foam cavity, reducing moisture entry points.
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.
.065" Versitex®-Utility VR2 lining
Utility’s high impact lining on the complete interior and on the exterior underskin below the floor reduces maintenance costs, and wards off damage from forklift impact.
20K duct floor system
1½" extruded aluminum 20K duct ﬂoor system for fork trucks with 12" wide front tires. Floor features 12" centerline crossmembers with full length hardwood ﬁllers from sustainable sources and integral 10" heavy-duty extruded aluminum non-tapered wearband.
Integrated heavy-duty 10" high wearband
3/16" thick, it provides greater protection against fork truck impacts. Fasteners are not exposed and will not back out or leak moisture into foam insulation.
Reefer Performance Options
Air return bulkheads
There are a number of air return bulkheads available to fit a variety of refrigeration units. Several different styles of pallet stops are also available.
Rail lift pads
Available in steel or aluminum, front and rear rail lift pads add a level of protection to the bottom rail and add versatility in intermodal transportation for railway applications.
Recessed logistic track
Recessed logistics track allows you to use a variety of load restraining devices (straps, load bars, etc.) without sacrificing inside width.
Clearance light packages
An array of LED clearance light packages are available to meet the needs of your operation.
Electrical system options
Various clearance light packages, tracking systems, remote thermostats, tire pressure-monitoring systems and other advanced technologies are available.
Severe service high impact linings
Additional thicknesses of high impact linings from multiple suppliers are available for severe service operations.
Utility-120-4 Aerodynamic Side Skirt
SAE tested and SmartWay verified to attain better than 5% fuel savings, it is also CARB-compliant when used with low rolling resistance tires.
Factory-installed rear & side door lift gates
Utility offers high quality lift gate installation from most manufacturers to provide you a fully operational trailer direct from the factory.
Temperature management systems
Multiple systems are available at the factory with both preparation and/or installation to protect products and ensure quality during transportation.
Custom positioned side doors
Doors can be positioned in a variety of locations in order to increase compartment accessibility and meet your specific requirements.
Remote magnetic shut-off switches
Shuts reefer unit off when an open door exposes the inside of the trailer to the ambient environment.
Factory-installed remote evaporators are available in a variety of locations for all multi-temp trailer requirements.
Roll up rear doors
Utility offers rolls up doors from most manufacturers to meet the unique applications of your operation.
Reefer Durability Features
A kingpin section fully immersed in rust preventative coating, a stainless steel rear case and barrier tape between dissimilar metals reduces the potential for corrosion.
Impact-absorbing rear gusset
13½" deep rear gusset connects rear door frame to bottom rail, reducing dock impact damage and providing a recessed area to protect lower rear lights.
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
Maintenance-free stainless steel rear door frame resists corrosion and increases trailer durability and does not require painting. The shallow design door header also provides maximum rear door opening height for greater loading ease while minimizing load damage.
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.
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.
Stainless steel covered aluminum corner posts
Extruded aluminum corner posts provide greater durability for reduced maintenance costs. Replaceable, easy-to-clean polished stainless steel inserts improve appearance for increased resale value.
5⁄16" thick dock board guide plates
Protect the rear of the trailer floor from dock plate damage, increasing durability and lowering maintenance costs.
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.
Reefer Durability Options
Stainless steel I.C.C. bumper
Stainless steel vertical & 7" deep, 8-gauge horizontal bumper provides superior strength and protection. Corrosion resistant and easy-to-clean, it increases resale value and extends trailer life.
Stainless steel wingplates
Designed with collared holes and embossed ribs to minimize maintenance expenses from road de-icing chemicals, improving overall image.
Heavy-duty aluminum, fiberglass reinforced plastic and HDPE plastic options are available to fit your operation’s durability requirements.
Stainless steel electropolished lock rods
Electropolished stainless steel produces a corrosion resistant, easy-to-clean polished finish for improved appearance and increased resale value.
Stainless steel side skin
A stainless steel side skin option combines corrosion resistance with an enhanced appearance in one package for greater resale value and a better business image.
Front corner protectors
Aluminum diamond plate protectors protect against potential high clearance obstructions, reducing maintenance and repair costs and increasing trailer life.
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.
Exterior rub rails
Constructed from heavy-duty aluminum, they protect the exterior side skin from casual damage, reducing maintenance costs.
LED dome lights
High output LED lights have lower current draw, increased life and operate equally well in both high and low temperatures.
Reefer Efficiency Features
Low conduction barrier between threshold and buckplate reduces heat transfer, optimizing thermal efficiency and lowering reefer unit operating costs.
Hendrickson® ULTRAA-K™ 40K air ride suspension/slider system
The ULTRAA-K 40K includes a heavy-duty slider box and Quik-Draw® air-operated pin pull mechanism, improves load protection and lowers tare weight. Zero Maintenance Damping® (ZMD®) technology with shockless ride provides added driver comfort.
Diagonal reinforcing gussets on slider rails
Welded steel reinforcing gussets increase torsional stiffness and strength for a more stable slider rail with decreased potential for slider rail detachment.
Foam mandrel with foam-in-place insulation
Foam-in-place insulation provides a 360-degree 100% void free foam envelope that ensures that the entire trailer is fully insulated. With no joints to foam later, this process delivers optimum thermal efficiency.
Lining corner closures
Fastener free extruded aluminum closures are designed with capture channels to encapsulate the adjacent lining for greater protection against moisture intrusion into the foam insulation.
Reefer Efficiency Options
Customized floor systems
Various systems are available such as dairy or knurled styles, and extended service floors with extra-thick upper wear surfaces in flat top dry
Factory-installed refrigeration units and accessories
Utility installs a variety of models of refrigeration units, both standard single temperature units and most versions of multi-temp refrigeration units.
For better operating efficiency, pintle hooks are available for single axle, turnpike double and Canadian C-Train style dual pintle hook trailer operations.
Diamond pattern stainless steel doors
Door skin is easy to clean and resists corrosion, while the high gloss quilted design presents a unique appearance and reduces glare to following vehicles.
Electric stand-by refrigeration units
Operating an electric stand-by unit during pre-cooling or when stationary yields significant fuel savings that adds to your bottom line.
High quality decal installation is available and completed at our factories so your trailer is ready to operate as soon as you pick it up.
Tri-fold rear doors
Barrier design is for tight clearance conditions in order to meet the need for a smaller door opening and lower heat loss.
Walk ramps from major suppliers
Most manufacturers' ramps are available for factory installation in both side and rear door configurations for greater ease in loading and unloading.
Multi-Temp load partition systems
Multiple trailer compartment configurations protect temperature sensitive cargo and increase trailer utilization for better operational efficiency.
Multiple strip curtain configurations
Strip curtains at side or rear doors decrease fuel consumption costs and provide greater temperature control by minimizing air loss.
CenterSeal® load partition device
The thermally efficient CenterSeal load partition system allows for multiple zones inside a trailer for increased load versatility and efficiency.
Retractable platforms and stairs
A wide variety of platforms, stairs and steps, from leading manufacturers, are available for better access to the trailer from the side doors.
Reefer Safety Features
Bendix® TABS-6™ advanced with trailer roll stability program
Combines anti-lock braking (ABS) with a set of trailer sensors that monitor stability and automatically trigger braking intervention when detecting conditions that may lead to trailer rollover.
Reefer Safety Options
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.
Shore power plug at rear
The advanced plug and wiring system delivers greater fuel savings during operation and improves safety with multiple grounding features.
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.
Stainless steel, aluminum and chrome grab handles are available in a variety of styles for improved driver safety.
Side and rear steps
Available from most manufacturers in a variety of styles, side steps and rear steps improve operator safety and provide ease of accessibility.
Verta-Lock® vertical shoring system
A Utility Trailer exclusive, this patented floor-to-ceiling load restraining system is used with specially designed spring loaded vertical shoring bars to hold loads firmly in place.