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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co

Utility Trailer picks up fleet vendor award

Nov. 14, 2022
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has received Vendor of the Year from Dot Transportation, the seventh time the company has done so

The Dot Transportation’s annual golf outing was marked with some excitement, as the organization named Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. and Craftsmen Utility Trailer as their 2021 Vendor of the Year.

“We would like to congratulation and thank everyone at Utility from Sales, Field Service, Aftermarket and the Factory that allows Craftsmen to do what we do day in and day out,” said Lou Helmsing, president of Craftsmen Utility Trailer.

Over almost the past decade, Craftsmen Utility Trailer and Utility Manufacturing Co. have won the Vendor of the Year award five times. In its entirety, the two companies have won the award seven times overall. This year’s recognition was presented to Tony Mercurio, VP of sales; Aaron McCrady, service representative; Lou Helmsing, president; Joe Helmsing, chairman; and JR Wasson, director of service; of Craftsmen Utility Trailer; and Kyle Martin, sales manager, of Utility Trailer manufacturing Co.  

“Craftsmen Utility Trailer and Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. as a team working together provide Dot Transportation, Inc. with quality refrigerated and dry van trailers,” said Kevin Buss, director of fleet maintenance for Dot Transportation, Inc.

When deciding who to name as the most recent Vendor of the Year, Dot Transportation cited communication and product support as strong factors in their selection of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. and Craftsmen Utility Trailer.

“As a team they are great to listen to our needs and concerns which allow them better design products that work well in our business. They also provide us with service and support ongoing after the sale,” Buss explained.