Universal Trailer Receives Top Trailer Manufacturer Awards

04/05/2018 2:52pm


  • Universal Trailer’s HLG was honored as the number one manufacturer in unit sales for horse trailers and livestock trailers for 2017 by SSI
  • The awards were determined based on retail registrations of livestock trailers and horse trailers in 2017

Cresco, IA (April 5, 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.”

Universal’s newest horse and livestock trailers include the Exiss Exhibitor Mini livestock trailer that boasts great value and features for show livestock families. In addition, new Exiss 6’8” wide Express bumper pull stock and stock combo models are available. On the Featherlite side, its 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.

Since 1994, Exiss Trailers has been producing top-quality aluminum trailers, including horse, living quarters, livestock and low profile trailers. Sooner Trailers builds premium horse, livestock and living quarters trailers with industry-leading features. Both Exiss and Sooner trailers are sold at one of its nearly 120 dealerships across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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. For information on Exiss Trailers, visit www.exiss.com or call 877-553-9477. For information on Sooner Trailers, visit www.soonertrailers.com or call 877-553-9477.


About Universal Trailer Corporation
Universal Trailer Corporation, headquartered in Ft. Myers, Fla., manufactures trailers for the enclosed cargo, horse, livestock, motorsports, snowmobile, ATV, motorcycle, utility, vending and custom specialty trailer categories. The company markets through a network of over 1,000 dealers under internationally recognized brands, including Featherlite, Exiss, Sooner, Haulmark, Haulmark Motorcoach, UltraLav and Wells Cargo.