The Tautliner loads like a flatbed and protects like a van, providing three-way simultaneous access. Utility Tautliner can also be custom built with a variety of options to meet your operational requirements.
Light weight superstucture
Optional curtain strap
Full load bearing and built with a superior 3×2 weave, Utility Tautliner curtains are the strongest in the industry. Designed to provide superior load protection in all kinds of weather, our long-lasting and durable curtains mean low maintenance and greater performance for improved greater profits.
High strength curtains
Made of PVC-coated polyester fabric with a 3×2 weave, Utility-designed and manufactured curtains are almost twice as strong as the standard competitors’ 2×2 curtain weave, ensuring longer curtain life.
Tautliner’s three-way simultaneous access means faster loading and unloading capabilities. It eliminates first-on, last-off load-planning problems, ensuring quicker deliveries and improved profitability.
Light weight superstucture
The Tautliner’s light weight yet heavy-duty superstructure is fabricated with aluminum top rails and bonded roof bows for superior strength with less weight. Front wall and rear doors are built for maximum protection and durability as well as greater payload capacity.
Hat-shaped top flange
The 80K steel hat-shaped top flange provides added lateral stability adding to a longer trailer life.
Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips
Two hardwood nailing strips are integrated into the strong aluminum deck for greater cargo securement versatility.
Heavy-duty aluminum outrigger attachments
Three tube-shaped outriggers located on each side of the flatbed are connected to the crossmembers, providing stability and helping distribute the load to the main beams.
Re-engineered for greater efficiency and profitability, the Utility Tautliner is 800 lb lighter than all-steel models, increasing payload while simultaneously increasing durability and lowering maintenance.
High strength-to-weight ratio platform
The Tautliner platform features one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the curtainside industry, with high-strength front corners, steel rear bumpers, and durable cross member attachments.
Tautliner’s load versatility permits virtually any kind of back hauls, regardless of size or dimensions, and always with complete weather protection. Curtains permit full utilization of the complete width and length of the trailer for optimum load clearance, more backhaul capability, and added profitability.
Integral winch track
The integral winch track is extruded into the aluminum side rails. It features a 6,500 lb working load limit rating.
Microencapsulated adhesive on all screws
Creates better and stronger connections, reducing maintenance.
Strap pocket curtain design
Vertical pockets with internal straps on 24" center line are “Radio Frequency” welded, for the most durable curtain design in the industry.
Optional heavy-duty curtain wearbands are “Radio Frequency” welded in position full length, for improved strength and durability over the older hot-air welded method.
Webliner-style curtain design
This curtain design option is seamed horizontally, providing a smooth billboard-type background to enhance digital graphics.
In-house outdoor advertising
The massive display area on the Tautliner and our color capabilities offer a magnificent opportunity for a moving billboard. Utility’s in-house graphic designers will create displays that get real attention.
Let Utility design high quality graphics for your curtains using high-res 300dpi images to turn your Tautliner into your rolling billboard.
Easy-pull curtain strap
This option on Tautliner is vertically bolted to curtain assembly to assist in opening the curtain, eliminating the need to pull curtain vertical “strap and buckle” assembly.
Liftout post with kite track assembly
Secures liftout post to roof assembly on Tautliner while providing full access to the load area. Posts can be moved from one end of trailer to the other, but are never detached.
Allows for additional load securement on a Tautliner from “kite” style cargo nets that can easily be repositioned the full length of the trailer.
Extra floor nailing strips
Extra nailing strips increase cargo securement versatility. One extra strip is available for the 4000AE. Two extra strips are available for all other models.
Hardwood floor system
For those applications that require a durable hardwood floor solution, we have the system that withstands heavy use.