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Utility Makes its Biggest Sale Ever — 2,500 Trailers to Prime Inc.

October 8, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the Calif.-based manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans and flatbed trailers announced its largest single trailer order purchase by Prime Inc.

Prime Inc., founded in 1970 and based in Springfield, Mo., is one of the most successful refrigerated, flatbed and tanker carrier trucking services in North America. Prime’s recent purchase of 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks marks a milestone for Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s largest single trailer order in the company’s history.

“Our focus on safety, efficiency, and sustainability were the major factors in this purchase, said Paul Higgins, director of maintenance for Prime. “Our commitment to these principles is the pinnacle reasons for our partnership with Utility.”

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 that include Utility’s USS-120A-4 aerodynamic side skirt, optional 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.

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, curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States.