Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced a new optional double-deck loading system for its dry vans designed for maximizing trailer cube space and to increase overall freight capacity. The system, which can support up to 500 pounds per square foot with a 26,000-pound total rating, uses a system of tracks and beams to create a second deck to increase freight capacity without exceeding the allowable weight limit.
The system is designed to provide several different configurations for freight in unusual configurations; the second deck allows freight to be stacked with some portions above the rest without damaging fragile items. The system, which uses the K2 Kaptive Beam System manufactured by Kinedyne Corp., is made of aluminum and engineered to add minimum weight without compromising durability or deck strength. A spring-loaded mechanism automatically locks to the beam, securing it to the track slots.