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January 29, 2021 1:00 PM, EST

Utility Makes 7-Inch Rear Impact Guard Standard

Retrofits Are Available
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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced its dry vans, refrigerated vans and flatbeds produced after 2002 can be retrofitted with Utility’s now-standard 7-inch deep, horizontal ICC bumper in order to exceed all rear trailer-guard safety regulations.

City of Industry, Calif.-based Utility will discount the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada-approved bumper as an incentive to replace older bumpers with the upgraded 7-inch deep bumper.

The 7-inch rear impact guard is also certified by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is TUFF Guard awarded.

TUFF Guard awards trailers with guards that prevent underride in all three of the institute’s rear underride tests — full-width, 50% overlap and 30% overlap.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently proposed to include the rear impact guard on the list of items that need to be examined during a commercial vehicle’s annual inspection, Utility noted. — Transport Topics

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