Utility Trailer

Prime orders 2,500 Utility reefers

Purchased from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks, the 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers add to a total of 5,000 trailers purchased from the dealership and mark the largest single order in Utility's history.

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations. Utility Director of Marketing Larry Roland described the evolutionary process that led the company to the design as one of ...

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NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

At bottom, find a vid from ATDynamics featuring its new trailer-tail design for vans with rear roll doors, but along the way I thought I'd share some video from my meeting late last year with Brett Tobin (pictured), independent owner-operator of Tobin Trucking, based in the Pacific Northwest. Tobin was featured in my fellow Overdrive Senior Editor Max Kvidera's feature on truck-trailer aerodynamics last October for his investment in ATDynamics' skirts and tail technology for ...

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California Jump Start

State’s new regs, along with nationwide fuel prices, are driving sales of trailer aero devices.

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Flatbed load securement system

Utility Trailer Manufacturing, the industry-leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leader in dry vans, curtain-side flats and other trailers, is now offering its Adjustable Load Securement System as an option on Utility flatbeds. It’s a new tie-down system for the company’s 4000A Tautliner curtain-sided trailers and the Conestoga 2. “Our goal was to offer a winch system that would provide our customers with the freedom of winching loads from the deck as opposed to the ...

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Breaker-breaker: Thursday Channel 19 news round-up

Tonight on American Trucker on the Speed Channel: You The third episode of the second season of the American Trucker documentary show on the Speed Channel is called, simply, "Independent." It will explore, well, guess who? The episode runs at 10p.m. eastern time, with replays throughout the week. See the full schedule. Or if you've as yet missed it, click on the cover image here to read Truckers News editor Randy Grider's story about the ...

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Utility plant back in action after Va. tornado

You'll no doubt recall the Petro Stopping Centers location in Glade Spring, Va., that was hit by a tornado during the big outbreak back in late April. (Find information about it in my post from April 28, in the comments section.) Less-remarked-upon in driver forums and the trucking press was another industry-related business also hit there. Utility Trailer's Glade Spring plant was in the storm's path, and it left many trailers in production there unrepairable, plant ...

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Utility donates $20,000 to United Way

The 325 employees of Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s plant in Glad Springs, Va., raised and donated $20,000 to the United Way of Russell and Washington counties, Utility announced in January.

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Utility Trailer gains new dealership

Hudsonville Trailer, a West Michigan trailer dealership, has become an authorized dealer of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company products. The Hudsonville, Mich.,-based dealership, located outside of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a 19-acre facility with a 17-bay, 42,400-square-ft.-building, 10,000-square-ft. parts warehouse and a 7,500-square-ft. office. The dealership is open 24 hours daily 5 days per week and is located at 3308 Hudson Trails Dr. in Hudsonville, Mich., near Interstate 196. For details, visit utilitytrailer.com.

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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