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#MATS: Utility significantly reduces pollutants in trailer manufacturing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trailer manufacturer Utility Trailer reports that it has reduced over 20% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and over 87% of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) in its manufacturing processes.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trailer manufacturer Utility Trailer reports that it has reduced over 20% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and over 87% of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) in its manufacturing processes.

Utility’s initiatives include the use of low or zero VOC paints, undercoatings, caulks, and the use of wood products supplied from the Sustainability Forestry Initiative Program (SFI) growers. Craig Bennett, senior vice President sales & marketing for Utility said using wood products is more sustainable than using plastics. He added that wood used under the surface of the trailer is lasting up 25 years.

Utility’s 4000D-X Composite dry van was the industry’s first trailer to be EPA SmartWay verified. Additionally, Utility’s SAE tested and SmartWay verified 100% recyclable Utility Advanced Side Skirt 120A (USS-120A) provides a minimum of 5% fuel savings, the company claims, and can be used with low rolling resistance tires on dry vans to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations.

Utility is currently investigating additional technologies to increase fuel savings and reduce emissions by even greater numbers.


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