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Trailers - Utility Keystone - New & Used Trailers & Parts for Sale

 

Passion and dedication to our community make Mike a perfect fit at Utility Keystone, and our service team is proud to welcome him in the newly created position of Service Estimator.

 

A native of Lebanon, Pa. Mike began his career 6 years ago as a service technician before moving into service quoting and business development manager.

As a service estimator at Utility Keystone, Mike will ensure a seamless trailer repair process for our customers. He will assess any damage to trailers, provide a quote for the repair, and work closely with our service team to ensure timely completion of the work.

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They say the key to starting a successful business is to "find a need and fill it." Entrepreneur Cris Leatherwood of US Mobile Kitchens can certainly attest to this truism, but the truth is, finding a need is only the beginning. Filling a need requires dedicating time and resources to develop an idea to help people you will probably never meet.

Utility Keystone Trailer Sales calls this “Helping Others Win.”

How Cris Leatherwood filled a need

Shortly after starting his construction rental business category three hurricane Katrina hit, causing catastrophic and widespread damage throughout the Southeast.

Cris recalls...

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Inspection of a tractor trailer 5th wheel plate and kingpin is an absolute necessity for ensuring operational and road safety; however, this inspection is often neglected, overlooking rusted, corroded, or cracked parts that need repair or replacement.

85%-90% of 5th wheel plate failures are found during the DOT inspection.

In this video, Lead Service Technician, Larry Anders, walks us through our 5-point process and showcases what sets Utility Keystone Trailer Sales service team apart from the rest.

Utility Keystone's 5th wheel plate repair and replacement process:

1) Inspection Phase:...

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It’s true moving sand is no day at the beach until now that is. Utility Keystone Trailer Sales has just made it better, and now it’s 75° and Sunny.

Delivering sand to fracking industry well pad sites can be time-consuming and costly. The long narrow roads used to access the sites are problematic, the difficult path can be 2 miles long or more, and the turns are tight.

Tim Proffitt of Utility Keystone Trailer Sales says: “The problem is flatbeds are just not made to be off-road.”

 “A customer contacted me about a problem they were experiencing in the field, in Western Pa. They, along with most proppant container haulers, were using flatbed trailers with spread axles which were costing...

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If you’re moving 10 or more trailers around your facility per day, your drivers are feeling the pain, literally, and it’s probably time to think about buying a yard truck to help.

Yard trucks (also called terminal tractors, yard mules, yard spotters, yard dog trucks, yard goats, yard jockeys or switcher trucks) are semi-tractors that have one task: jockey trailers around in confined spaces and short distances throughout the yard. Designed with safety measures, they reduce driver injuries, cut worker’s comp claims and retain drivers by removing unnecessary hazards. If that’s not enough reason to consider a yard truck read on, there’s more.

In this article we’ll discuss:

  1. How using road trucks in the...

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TRADE-IN YOUR OLD TRAILER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TRADE-IN YOUR USED SEMI TRAILER

1. OBJECTIVITY - KNOW WHAT MAKES A GOOD TRADE-IN

Try to be objective when looking at your equipment. Determine what the trailer is worth based on facts. We get it, you had ‘Ole Trusty’ for over 5 years and you’ve been everywhere together, but let’s be honest…he ain’t as good as he once was. Right, Toby? Consider the following: the overall condition; the presence of physical defects or damage; the age of the unit; the make and model; the size; the rarity of trailer; what you hauled; and current inspection status.

2. DON’T GET SHAFTED

Unfortunately, there is no...

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Want more money in your pocket? Let’s take a look at your fuel economy. Whether you’re in charge of a large fleet or an independent owner/operator, attention to fuel efficiency could have a significant, long-term effect on your bottom line. There are multiple factors that affect fuel economy: driver experience, road conditions, load weight, and specifications just to name a few. Some things are out of your control, naturally, so don’t get all worked up. As for the things you can control, here’s a list of opportunities. Enjoy!

1.     Know Your Role!

First things first, it’s important to know what you’re hauling. There is never a one-size-...

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Purchasing a trailer can be a pain in the neck, but it doesn’t have to be. We have created a list of things to consider when you’re ready to make that purchase. Plus, this is your livelihood. Let’s make it smooth…like Tennessee whiskey.

1) What are you hauling?

It’s important to know what you’re hauling or expecting to haul. If you’re hauling packed beef from Wisconsin, you may not need that reefer unit with a higher cooling power meant for transporting ice cream. Having the wrong unit means higher maintenance costs and higher operating costs. Quite simply, having the wrong spec takes money out of your pocket. Talking to the...

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Utility Keystone Trailer Sales Adds One; Promotes One
 

Utility Keystone Trailer Sales, Inc.
Manheim, Pa

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We are proud to announce the addition of Tom Dorwart to our sales team and the promotion of Mark Miller from Outside Parts Sales Representative to Director of Customer Sales.

Tom, a native to Manheim, has over 25 years of sales and management experience. Bill Zeamer, Vice President, had this to say about Tom:

“Tom brings a passion to take care of the customer by...
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PennStro Leasing Continues to Grow

PennStro Leasing opens branch in Shippensburg, PA.

Manheim, PA: PennStro Leasing (PSL) is excited to announce the opening of its second branch location at 15 Hershey Road in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The expansion will allow PSL to better serve clients along Interstate 81 between Winchester, VA and Harrisburg, PA. The conveniently located branch will also provide another option for current PSL customers.

“Our top priority is to conveniently provide quality equipment and services to our customers,” said Matt Flower, PSL Director of Sales, when discussing PSL’s strategy behind the new location. Bob Newton, PSL General Manager added, “The addition of a...

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Disc vs Drum Brakes

With the recent change to the U.S. DOT stopping distance requirements, are drum brakes up to the task?  The short answer is yes.  However, are disc brakes the future?

Disc brakes carry a hefty $3000 price, or about $500 per wheel, ballpark.  This is why fleets often raise the question on why they should spend so much capital on disc brakes because drum brakes are still very useful and meet U.S. DOT requirements.

Disc brakes do offer additional margin in terms of safety and stopping distance.  This is good for hilly roads or when carrying heavy loads.  They also are very good for powerful start and stop cycles.   Maintenance costs are lower over the lifetime of disc brakes.  The...

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Share the Road

There is always a lot of talk about sharing the road with motorcyclists, and this is a very important topic, but people often forget to share the road with our semi-trailer drivers.  Semi-trailers have numerous disadvantages on the road that many of us forget.  Their blind spots are very difficult to work around.  When you are on the road, always remain a safe distance between the tractor trailer.  If you are behind a semi, and are unable to see their side view mirrors, they cannot see you either.  Tractors are unable to accelerate and slow down as quickly as the average vehicle.  They also must maintain specific speeds set out by state and federal guidelines, especially around uneven terrains. ...

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What makes the Utility Reefer Trailer the bestselling reefer trailer in the industry?  Pretty much everything.  Did you know every trailer is real-world tested on Utility’s custom test track?  The stronger & lightweight design, superior thermal performance built into the roof, walls, and floors, and the best rear door system on the market (Utility Barrier Doors) all help make the Utility 3000R better than the rest.

The most important piece that makes the 3000R superior, is the Foam-In-Place insulation process.  This process guarantees the entire trailer is properly insulated without any foam voids...

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Trailer maintenance ensures you stay compliant with state and federal regulations. For complete compliance, refer to your company's policies and safety procedures. It saves you money and increases the safety of you and others around you. 

Follow Our 8 Point Trailer Maintenance Checklist

  • Check Your Tires and Wheels

Perform regular tire inspections. Verify all tires are the same type and properly inflated. This prolongs the life of your tire and saves you money and repairs. By checking your tires, you are also...

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Looking to get the best performance from your trailer? Do you want to save money on general maintenance, especially on tires? Automatic tire inflation systems keep your tires correctly inflated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of the weather or delivery schedules.

Automatic tire inflation systems use compressed air from the trailer to inflate any tire that falls below its appropriate pressure. Air from the existing trailer air supply is routed to a control box, then into each axle.

The benefits of having a tire inflation systems far outweigh the challenges without one. It will save you time, less time & money on road breakdowns, fuel cost and it will increase the life of your tires. Stop into Utility...

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I'm Buying Trailers!  Contact UKTS to sell your trailer(s) today!

Ask for Bill or Adam.

717.653.9444

sales@utilitykeystone.com

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By: Successful Dealer Staff - October 16, 2014

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has released a new video showcasing the company’s flatbed and curtainsided trailer models.  

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Posted: Sunday, September 7, 2014 6:00 am

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