The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) is gearing up for its second annual National Trailer Safety Week (TSW) held June 2-8, 2019. This traffic safety effort aims to close the gap of communication between light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers, dealers and the users of trailers to make towing safer and raise awareness of safe towing practices.
Trailer dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, law enforcement, and traffic safety groups are encouraged to participate in this year’s Trailer Safety Week. End-users are vastly undereducated on the proper use of trailers, according to NATM, and it is crucial for these key stakeholders to support the event to disseminate essential how-to information regarding proper towing, loading, and maintenance to reach the broad audience of trailer users across the nation.
Visit www.trailersafetyweek.com/interest and sign up to become an official Trailer Safety Week Ally. The site includes a downloadable communications kit withinformation that can be shared with drivers through such mediums as your internal fleet safety newsletter to spread trailer safety information.
This website features information on hitching, loading, maintenance, cargo securement, tires, driving tips, ensuring the right vehicle combination, brakes, and the importance of purchasing NATM compliant trailers.
NATM trailer manufacturing members across the nation have volunteered to host onsite Trailer Safety Week events. Held in different regions across the United States, these in-person events invite trailer dealers, law enforcement and local public leaders to trailer manufacturing facilities to tour their plants. The events will also feature educational presentations on trailer safety and the important role that the NATM Compliance Verification Program plays in verifying that trailers are built in accordance with federal regulation. In addition, attendees will learn about the resources available for dealers to offer end-users. Copies of NATM’s Trailer Safety Handbook, and Safely Towing a Trailer brochures will be distributed, as well as keychains that feature the NATM Trailer Safety Week website for dealers to give to their end-users.