Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. - 1914-present - City of Industry, California


Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. – City of Industry, California – 1914-present - It was 1914 and the world was changing: In America, the sleeping industrial giant was about to awaken. The modern era had begun. Although roads were few and far between, H.C. and E.W. Bennett knew that over the road transportation would become the lifeblood of the United States. Armed with this foresight, they founded Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, America's original manufacturer of truck trailers in the West. Although their beginnings were humble, their philosophy was not. From the beginning, they were determined to build the finest trailers in the world. And to continually refine them with design innovation and engineering advances. All while providing unparalleled customer service at affordable prices. Quite an order. Today, over eighty-five years later, that order has been delivered. And more. Utility's reputation for quality, durability, design, innovation, and customer satisfaction are unparalleled in the industry. The famous Utility reefer, for example, is consistently rated #1 in America. In fact, Utility pioneered, engineered, designed, and tested the lightweight, high-capacity trailers that are today's standard. We also developed the patented Barrier Door®, our unique cold flow floor design, the shockless pintle hook, a completely water-proof electrical system, incidentally one of the most copied trailer innovations of all time. Not to mention the use of polyurethane foam in refrigerated trailers, and the American introduction and manufacture of curtain-sided trailers - the famous Utility Tautliners®. These are just a few examples. As a matter of course, Utility Trailer has developed more "firsts" than any other trailer manufacturer in North America. 



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