Travis Body & Trailer Inc. of Houston has appointed Southern States Utility Trailer Sales Inc as its new independent dealer.

South States’ main office is in Jackson, Mississippi, and it has full-service branch offices in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and in Monroe, Louisiana.

Southern States Utility will represent the Travis line of aluminum end dumps. Bottom dumps and transfer trailers in the northern two-thirds of Mississippi, and in western Tennessee, northern Louisiana and southeast Arkansas.

Mike Thornton is president and general manager at the main office in Jackson, with Andy Chandler as controller and Jimmy Thompson as service manager.