Utility Trailer Manufacturing plants receive safety awards

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Industry, CA. — Liberty Mutual Insurance has awarded two Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company plants with safety awards.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, saw its Paragould Arkansas and Clearfield, Utah manufacturing plants receive the Silver Safety Award from Liberty Mutual Insurance.

The Safety Awards are based specific criteria, the DART rates, which are calculated using the number of hours worked relative to the number of accidents in Days Away, Restrictions or Transfers. Fewer accidents result in lower DART rates.

The Utah plant achieved a DART rate of 1.11, which is 76% lower than the trailer manufacturing industry average of 4.6.  Liberty Mutual previously awarded seven Safety Awards to the Utah plant for having DART rates better than one-half of the industry average. This is the first Silver Award for the plant. 

The Arkansas plant’s DART rate was 1.29, which is 72% lower than the trailer manufacturing industry average.  The Arkansas plant has previously received eight Safety Awards from Liberty Mutual, and this is also its first Silver Award.

“Utility is proud that our Utah and Arkansas plants were recognized by Liberty Mutual for their outstanding safety records.  Without the support of both Utility’s owners and employees, we could not have achieved these awards.  Our employees and management team are critical to our successful safety program, and deserve all the credit for keeping themselves and their fellow employees safe,” said Bob Griffis, Corporate EHS Manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing.

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