September 30, 2016 1:30 PM, EDT

Utility Announces New Composite Dry Van Option

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced a new dry van trailer option, the 4000D-X Composite TBR, or tall bottom rail.


The model is engineered for heavy hauls that often incur a great deal of forklift abuse and lower wall rubbing as well as with other features that help to deliver maximum strength and long-term performance, the City of Industry, California-based company said.


“Our 4000D-X Composite TBR is a new configuration engineered to deliver long-term performance for unique hauls,” Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility, said in a statement. “We’ve taken our proven 4000D-X composite [model] and loaded it with features that provide even more strength and durability.”


The bottom rail on the 4000D-X Composite TBR is 10 inches taller and 50% thicker at floor level than the standard bottom rail, the company said.


The new option comes with a standard 20,000-pound floor rating and offers a 65,000-pound GVWR. Roland said.