Bendix, Utility Trailer Honor Safety Collaboration

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement

AVON, Ohio – More than anything else, the team at Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company wants to put the safest trailers possible on the road. And for 15 years, everyone at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has been proud to help them do just that – manufacturing, supplying, and even working with Utility on new solutions that deliver safety, performance, and efficiency to North America’s roadways.

“Bendix’s partnership with Utility since 2007 is truly an example of what we mean when we say we’re shaping tomorrow’s transportation together,” said Nicole Oreskovic, Bendix vice president, sales and marketing. “Yes, we’re a manufacturer and supplier, but we have also teamed up with Utility to develop and enhance trailer-specific products that have helped change the commercial vehicle landscape.

“There’s a sense of pride seeing Bendix-equipped Utility trailers out on the road: They’re a reminder of what’s been possible for the past decade and a half, and an inspiration for what’s to come.”

Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, traces its roots back more than 90 years, while California-based Utility was founded more than a century ago, in 1914. Utility is the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, as well as the oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer in the United States.

“Both our companies have long, respected histories, and in all that time, our relationship with Bendix stands out,” said Stephen Bennett, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company chief operating officer and office of the president. “Like us, Bendix has an unequaled commitment to helping improve commercial vehicle safety for truck drivers, fleets, and everyone on the road around them. Seeing everyone home safely at the end of a trip is what we’re all about, and everything we’ve worked on with Bendix has been toward that goal.”

Headquartered in City of Industry, California, Utility Trailer designs and builds dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, and curtain-sided trailers at six facilities across North America. Bendix technologies available on Utility trailers include spring brake valves, antilock braking systems (ABS), the Bendix® EnduraSure® Spring Brake, and Bendix® Versajust® automatic slack adjusters. Additionally, the Bendix® TABS™ Advanced trailer roll stability system has been standard equipment on Utility Trailer 3000R® base model refrigerated trailers since 2015, and Utility was the first builder to offer the Bendix® ADB22X® -LT – the first Bendix air disc brake engineered specifically for trailers – when it launched in 2016.

Communication and Collaboration

“A strong, ongoing dialogue is the key that propels our relationship,” said Jon Intagliata, Bendix product group director – trailer control. “So does the desire to leverage the array of braking system technologies to further boost trailer reliability along with enhanced efficiency and serviceability.”

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