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Utility offering steel options on 4000D-X Compositive dry van

Using the same durable exterior side skin material found on plate trailers, this new option on the 4000D-X features .016” high tensile 80,000 psi, pre-painted white galvanized steel panels that cover the full length of the trailer, including the front wall. (Courtesy: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING)

The Trucker News Services

9/7/2012

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has announced that two new high-strength steel options are now available for Utility’s 4000D-X Composite dry van.

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

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Using the same durable 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 that cover the full length of the trailer, including the front wall, according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Additionally, a new side wall system will be made available for both the optional DX-100 and the standard DX-101. It features 18-gauge, 100,000 psi galvanized steel side wall posts in the bay area, and this offers significant weight savings for increased payload capacity, Bennett said, adding that in combination with the high strength steel side wall system and the high strength steel side panels, this will provide both cost and weight savings for greater profits.

“When combined, this unique pairing reduces weight while adding to the bottom line, making it a winning combination,” he said.

Utility is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner curtain-sided trailers and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States.

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