Prime Inc. trailer order marks a milestone for Utility

Prime Inc. trailer order marks a milestone for Utility

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, and flatbed trailers, announced that Prime Inc.’s recent order was the company’s largest single trailer order.

Founded in 1970 and based in Springfield, Mo., 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. Our commitment to these principles is the pinnacle reasons for our partnership with Utility. It is a privilege to have them as a partner that understands our corporate philosophy,” said Paul Higgins, director of maintenance for Prime.

According to the company, 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, noted Utility, which includes 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.

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