Utility’s Glade Spring, Virginia Plant Builds its 100,000th Dry Van

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers announced that its Glade Spring, VA manufacturing plant has achieved another milestone, building its 100,000th dry freight trailer, a 4000D-X Composite® TBR.

The milestone trailer was presented to Whitaker Transportation of Spartanburg, SC, at a celebration and press event held on Jan. 9, 2019 at the Glade Spring facility.

“I want to congratulate each and every person at Glade Spring for this achievement,” said Paul Bennett, Chairman & CEO for Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Co. “Day in and day out through the most challenging times, the people of Glade Spring have maintained their track record of excellence. Their character is exemplified in their generosity to the community and in their commitment to building trailers of the highest quality — this is why customers keep coming back and that is why the 4000D-X Composite continues to be the fastest selling trailer in our history.”

The 4000D-X Composite TBR is equipped with Utility Side Skirts, Hendrickson® suspension, Hendrickson® Tire Inflation System, and Bendix® Air Disc Brakes. Whitaker Transportation purchased the 4000D-X Composite TBR from C.R.T.S., Inc./Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia out of Raleigh, NC.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company 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® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.