National Hog Farmer

Featherlite Trailers Named #1 Livestock Trailer Manufacturer

CRESCO, Iowa (March 11, 2010) – Featherlite Trailers was recognized as the number one manufacturer of livestock trailers in 2009. Featherlite was presented the award, which is determined by data from Statistical Surveys, Inc., on March 4, 2010, in Reno, Nev., during the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers’ (NATM) Convention and Trade Show.

Statistical Surveys is a premier provider of market intelligence to 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. Featherlite’s award was determined based on retail registration of livestock trailers in 2009.

“We are grateful for Statistical Surveys’ recognition of Featherlite’s leadership in the livestock trailer market,” Eric Clement, Featherlite Vice President of Sales & General Manager, said. “Farmers, ranchers and ag business owners purchase Featherlites more than any other trailer brand. We appreciate the trust they have in us and look forward to offering trailers that are of superior durability and reliability and that enhance their farming operations.”

This is the third consecutive year Featherlite has received this award. Featherlite is the nation’s oldest aluminum specialty trailer brand, having built its first aluminum livestock trailer in 1973. In addition to livestock trailers, Featherlite manufactures horse trailers, car trailers, utility trailers, ATV trailers, racecar transporters and other specialty trailers.

Featherlite recently unveiled its 2011 product line, including its new Lazer stock trailer, which features a new design for the trailer’s air spacing. Other new options for Featherlite stock trailers are an anti-skid option on the trailer’s rear floor, an airflow system and treadplate on the gooseneck nose, among others.

Featherlite livestock trailers, which include gooseneck trailers, bumper pull trailers, low profile trailer, combo trailers, show trailers and semi livestock trailers, are sold through Featherlite’s dealer network of 180 across the U.S. and Canada.

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

About Featherlite

Featherlite, Inc. is a North American leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers, specialized transporters and custom mobile marketing trailers. Featherlite has highly diversified product lines offering hundreds of standard model and custom-designed horse, livestock, car, utility and recreational trailers through an extensive dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its "Official Trailer" status of NASCAR, Featherlite is a sponsor of many equine, livestock and motorsports organizations. Featherlite is part of the Universal Trailer Corporation’s family of brands.

Contact: Nicole Ausdemore, P.R. & Advertising Specialist, 563-547-6109