Side Underride Test

Extensive Testing: In dynamic center-crash tests, the Utility SIG prevented underride injury to an instrumented dummy in a 35-mph perpendicular crash into a fully loaded refrigerated trailer. The crash used the IIHS’s standard test automobile, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Click to see video.

Side Impact Guard (SIG)

For over two years, Utility has continuously offered a Side Impact Guard (SIG) safety option for the 3000R® refrigerated trailers and the 4000D-X Composite® series dry vans.
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Utility I.C.C. bumper

Meets D.O.T. and Transport Canada safety requirements. The 7″ deep horizontal bumper provides superior strength and protection.

Extra lights for increased visibility

Increase visibility and improve safety by putting lights exactly where you want them.

Durable suspension design

An optimized suspension structure minimizes fatigue cracking of the main beams and suspension components for extended frame life.

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.

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.

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.

Grab handles

Stainless steel, aluminum and chrome grab handles are available in a variety of styles for improved driver safety.

Shore power plug at rear

The advanced plug and wiring system delivers greater fuel savings during operation and improves safety with multiple grounding features.