Utility’s 7″ deep horizontal Interstate Commerce Commission (I.C.C.) bumper, standard on all new trailers remains available for retrofit on all dry vans, refrigerated vans, and flatbeds produced after 2002. It complies with United States D.O.T. and Transport Canada regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a recent proposal to include the rear impact guard on the list of items that need to be examined during a commercial vehicle’s annual inspection.
To exceed all rear trailer guard safety regulations, Utility strongly recommends this I.C.C. bumper as a horizontal bumper replacement on all Utility trailers built after 2002. New replacement bumpers are available in a variety of configurations including stainless steel, bolt-on, and a wider dock lock notch reinforcement. The dock lock reinforcement plate also provides 2″ of additional clearance that will help increase dock lock stability and provide extra clearance for some specific docks with limited dock lock clearance.
Utility’s 7″ deep rear impact guard is also I.I.H.S. certified and TOUGHGUARD awarded. TOUGHGUARD awards trailers with guards that prevent underride in all three of the institute’s rear underride tests—full-width, 50% overlap, and 30% overlap.