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Bendix Stability System Now Standard on All Utility 3000R Reefers

December 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety, Technology

Bendix TABS-6 Advanced Single Channel trailer roll stability system will be included as standard equipment on all Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. 3000R base model refrigerated trailers, beginning with orders received next month.

The specification further strengthens the relationship and commitment to safety by both Utility and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a leader in the development and manufacture of active safety and braking system technologies.

Utility, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, as well as the oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, the company designs and builds dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, curtain-sided trailers, and side skirts at five facilities across the country.

“We share a commitment with Bendix to improve safety for our customers and everyone on the highways, and trailer roll stability is a proven technology for reaching that goal,” said Craig Bennett, Utility senior vice president of sales and marketing. “By integrating these systems as standard components on our base model refrigerated trailers, we offer fleets and drivers another effective and efficient tool for enhancing safety.”

Other Bendix technologies available on Utility trailers include the Bendix EverSure Spring Brake with the No Touch Power Spring, and the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake.

The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system combines antilock braking (ABS) with sensors to monitor stability quickly and automatically trigger braking interventions when conditions that may lead to a rollover are detected.

Among the Utility customers equipping Bendix systems is Prime Inc., which recently ordered 2,500 new refrigerated trailers with the Bendix ADB22X and the Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system.