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 superstructure
Light weight superstructure
Tautliner

Standard Features

Kin-Sider<sup>™</sup> by Kinedyne<sup>®</sup>
Kin-Sider by Kinedyne®

The light weight Kin-Sider curtain features an industry-leading welded design. It is made from a durable 2x2 Panama weave with a flame retardant PVC-laminated polyester substrate material. The PVC-saturated polyester reinforcement straps are sonically welded.
High-strength light weight superstructure
High-strength light weight superstructure

The aluminum roof skin is supported by bonded roof bows and aluminum top rails, creating a light weight and heavy-duty superstructure. The Corten steel front wall and rear doors provide superior protection against corrosion.
Load Versatility
Load Versatility

The Tautliner is engineered to allow a vast variety of back hauls, regardless of dimension or size. Its load versatility enables you to use the full length and width of the trailer’s deck to provide for increased backhaul capability.
Superior Accessibility
Superior Accessibility

The Tautliner’s three-way simultaneous access through the rear doors and both sides ensures easier loading and unloading for faster deliveries without first-on, last-off load planning challenges.
Buckle and hook assembly
Buckle and hook assembly

The Kin-Sider curtain also includes a buckle and hook assembly with a pull-to-release action that makes it easier to operate, especially in cold weather.
Tensioning System
Tensioning System

The Tautliner tensioning system with the Kin-Sider curtain provides a secure, weathertight fit for added protection.
Weather protection
Weather protection

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.
Heavy-duty aluminum outrigger attachments
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.
Hat-shaped top flange
Hat-shaped top flange

The 80K steel hat-shaped top flange provides added lateral stability adding to a longer trailer life.
Increased payload
Increased payload

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.
Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips
Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips

Two hardwood nailing strips are integrated into the strong aluminum deck for greater cargo securement versatility.
High strength-to-weight ratio platform
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.
Integral winch track
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
Microencapsulated adhesive on all screws

Seals and locks threaded fasteners, creating better and stronger connections. Sealed threads are vibration-proof, protected against corrosion, and are resistant to fuel, oil and grease, reducing maintenance costs.
Utility I.C.C. bumper
Utility I.C.C. bumper

Meets DOT and Transport Canada safety requirements.

Available Options

Curtain wearbands
Curtain wearbands

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.
Liftout post with kite track 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.
Kite track
Kite track

Allows for additional load securement on a Tautliner from “kite” style cargo nets that can easily be repositioned the full length of the trailer.
Additional nailing strips
Additional nailing strips

A third nailing strip is available for increased cargo securement versatility.
Hardwood floor system
Hardwood floor system

For those applications that require a durable hardwood floor solution, we have the system that withstands heavy use.
High quality digital graphics and color options available
High quality digital graphics and color options available

Eye catching digital graphics can be applied and is available as an option. Full digital graphics come with an exclusive Anti-Graffiti coating that resists UV rays and fungal growth. An array of curtain colors are also offered.