CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, and flatbed trailers has announced its largest single trailer order of 2,500 Utility 3000R reefers purchased by Prime inc.
Founded in 1970 and based in Springfield, Missouri, Prime is a successful refrigerated, flatbed, and tanker carrier.
The purchase was made at Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks and “marks a milestone for Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s largest single trailer order in the company’s history,” stated a Utility news release.
“Our focus on safety, efficiency and sustainability were the major factors in this purchase. Our commitment to these principles is the pinnacle reasons for our partnership with Utility. It is a privilege to have them as a partner that understands our corporate philosophy,” said Paul Higgins, director of maintenance for Prime. Ozark Utility’s partnership with Prime began in 2009 with the purchase of 450 trailers. With the recent order, Prime has now purchased a total of 5,000 Utility reefer trailers from the dealership.
Prime’s 2,500 Utility 3000R trailers will be equipped to provide maximum fuel efficiency and added safety components, which includes Utility’s USS-120A-4 aerodynamic side skirt, special air disc brakes, and a superior suspension system for increased roll stability.
Utility will build Prime’s reefers in both of its Utah and Virginia factories. For more information about Prime, visit primeinc.com. For more information about Ozark Utility, visit ozarkutility.com. For more information about Utility corporate, visit: utilitytrailer.com.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is America's first privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R and the 3000R multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite and 4000D-X plywood lined dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia, and Paragould, Arkansas, plants. The 4000A, 4000S, drop deck and double flatbeds as well as the Tautliner are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama, facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
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