Universal Trailer’s Horse & Livestock Group receives top trailer manufacturer awards

CRESCO, Iowa (April 2, 2018) – Universal Trailer’s Horse & Livestock Group (HLG), which includes the brands of Exiss, Featherlite and Sooner, was recently honored as the number one manufacturer in unit sales for horse trailers and livestock trailers for 2017. The two awards were officially presented at the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers’ (NATM) annual convention recently held in Fort Worth, Texas. The award was presented by Statistical Surveys, Inc. 

The awards were determined based on retail registrations of livestock trailers and horse trailers in 2017 according to Statistical Surveys data. 

“We are honored to be named the top livestock trailer and top horse trailer manufacturer, and we thank Statistical Surveys for the recognition,” Brad Alden, Universal Trailer HLG director of dealer sales, said. “In 2018, we look forward to continuing to provide quality, innovative trailers for our current customers and those looking to own a new trailer.”

Featherlite livestock trailers feature a recently enhanced exterior design with new side panels. Other new models include the value-driven Featherlite Models 9651 and 9751 horse trailers. 

Featherlite trailers are sold through their dealer network of over 180 across the U.S. and Canada. Featherlite is the nation’s original aluminum specialty trailer brand, having built its first aluminum trailer in 1973. This is the 11th consecutive year the UTC brand has been honored as the top livestock trailer. 

Statistical Surveys is the leading provider of market data solutions for the trailer, marine, manufactured housing and RV industries. They specialize in the ongoing gathering of new retail registration data in these industries and have created the world’s largest number of market share data reports. 

For more information on Featherlite Trailers, visit www.fthr.com or call 800-800-1230.