Improving heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency is important for our environment, and for reducing fleet operating costs. However, devices like tails are expensive, prone to damage, and get in the way when loading and unloading trailers. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. set out to solve these problems with their UAT rear trailer system and the Utility Side Skirt. Since Utility is the largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, and a major manufacturer in…

Today, getting essential products to refill our Nations Foods Supply Chain is more critical than ever. There is a complexity to logistically loading so many various types of different products. From a field of lettuce in California, Florida strawberries, fresh seafood on the coast lines, along with ice cream, soaps & dry goods makes complying with today’s Food Standards Regulations no easy task. A professional distribution center must take in…

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Partnering with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company and Wreaths Across America, the team at Craftsmen Utility Trailer laid wreaths at National Cemeteries for the 2nd year in a row. Although some complications prevented us from personally laying wreaths at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery and Rock Island National Cemetery, we contributed wreaths to their locations to be laid by the local Wreaths Across America teams. We donated and laid 1,500 wreaths in…

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Landscaping Professionals know that in order to get the job done right, you have to have the right tools on-hand when you need them. Unfortunately, landscaping tools and machinery are often large and require transportation to and from job sites. Traditionally, transport has been handled using options like flatbed trailers, but this can expose machinery to the elements as well as theft and damage from road debris during transport. Luckily,…

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Winter is here, and that means low temperatures, road salt, snow and ice. This doesn’t just make breakdowns and equipment failures more of a pain, they can make your next haul turn deadly. These winter maintenance tips will help you get your trailer in shape for the season, whether you have a dry van or a trailer. TIRES Blowouts are bad any time of the year, but on icy roads,…

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DAVENPORT, IA November 2020 — On Thursday, November 5, 2020 the team at Craftsmen Utility Trailer of Davenport celebrated their 5th Anniversary at their Davenport location. In 2015, Craftsmen Utility Trailer purchased the Trailer Division from Thompson Truck & Trailer’s Trailer. Initially operating with 9 employees in a small facility located on 2 acres, our dedicated team spent 2 years working hard before breaking ground just 1 mile east on…