CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that it is among this year’s Top Green Providers by Food Logistics.
Food Logistics is the only publication that covers the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain. Each year, the publication recognizes companies whose products, services or leadership enhances sustainability within the cold food and beverage industry.
Utility has been actively focused on sustainability efforts for many years. To start, the company commissioned the Ramboll Group, a third-party environmental and health consultancy, to help identify and quantify successful sustainability projects at its manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. The Ramboll Group concluded that Utility saves over $1.4 million per year just from reduced water, energy, materials usage, and lowering overall waste generation.
One of the many ways that the company is contributing to sustainability is with the development of the Utility Aerodynamic Side Skirt (USS-120A-4) and the Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT). Utility’s Side Skirt comes standard on all Utility trailers and the Aerodynamic Tail comes as a factory-installed option. These two aerodynamic devices have significantly reduced emissions when paired together on a Utility trailer. Fuel savings for the Aerodynamic Tail when combined with the Side Skirt is 646 gallons of fuel per 100,000 miles.*
Additionally, the company has been making a positive impact specifically on the cold food and beverage industry with Non-HFC (Non-Hydrofluorocarbon) foam “Solstice™”. Utility is in the process of making the change to “Solstice™” and once available it will be the standard foam insulation in all of their reefer products. A key benefit to Non-HFC foam is that it does not incorporate strong greenhouse gases, which helps reduce the impact on climate change. This new base specification of the Non-HFC Foam complies with requirements from those regions in North America that have imposed the Non-HFC foam requirements.
To learn more about Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Co. and the company’s sustainability efforts, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com/discover-utility/sustainability.
* These calculations are based on recent test results conducted by MVT Solutions, an independent fuel economy testing and consulting firm and may vary based on driving conditions and other factors. Learn more about fuel savings here: www.utilitytrailer.com/aerodynamic-savings/
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’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Atkins, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE®, 4000S®, and 4000AE® Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. 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.
Elda Paloulian, Public Relations Contact