Utility Trailer Manufacturing has been awarded the 2011 Athena Award by Pressure Systems International (PSI) for its support and promotion of PSI’s ThermAlert technology.

ThermAlert is available as part of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI. When included with MTIS, ThermAlert warns vehicle operators of excessive heat buildup in the wheel end before it results in wheel loss, wheel-end failures, and possibly dangerous and costly trailer fires.  MTIS by PSI, which makes up over 50% of PSI’s production, is Utility’s preferred automatic tire inflation system.

The award was presented at the recent Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn. meeting in Tucson, AZ. Representing Utility Trailer at the ceremony was Steve Bennett, vice president; Hal Bennett, president; Jeff Bennett, vice president engineering; Paul Bennett, chairman & CEO; and Todd Bennett, director of finance.  PSI was represented by Tim Musgrave, president & CEO, Frank Sonzala, executive vice president and Steve Robinson, director - OEM sales & dealer programs.

“ThermAlert was developed to address the safety concern of possible wheel off situations due to heat buildup in the wheel end and we’re very appreciative that Utility recognizes the benefits this technology offers their customers,” said Musgrave. “Having a trailer manufacturer with Utility’s reputation support this technology reinforces our belief in the advantages of this technology.”