Utility introduces high-strength steel options

4000 D X Composite Dry VanUtility Trailer announced on Aug. 23 that two new high-strength steel options will be made available for the 4000D-X Composite dry van in the fourth quarter.

The high-strength steel side panel option, presently available for the DX-100 only, comes as an alternative to the standard .040-inch aluminum side skin, providing a means of countering fluctuations in the price of aluminum.

Using the same exterior side skin material found on plate trailers, this new option features .016-inch high tensile 80,000 psi, pre-painted white, galvanized steel panels the full length of the trailer, including the front wall.

In addition, a new side wall system will be made available for both the optional DX-100 and the standard DX-101 featuring 18-gage, 100 ksi galvanized steel side wall posts in the bay area to offer weight savings for increased payload capacity.

“When combined, this unique pairing reduces weight while adding to the bottom line, making it a winning combination.” said Craig Bennett, Utility senior vice president of sales and marketing.

In other news, the company announced:

  • The expansion of its reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Va., and its dry van manufacturing plant located in Paragould, Ark.
  • The appointment of Larry Roland as the new director of marketing.