NATM Publishes Trailer Handbook

The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has published THE TRAILER HANDBOOK: A Guide to Understanding Trailers and Towing Safety. This 142-page book, authored by industry experts Richard Klein and Clint Lancaster, is an easy-to-follow handbook with useful information covering the essentials of trailers and towing safety.

The Trailer Handbook starts by discussing the dynamics of both the tow vehicle and trailer as a combination vehicle. The next section of the book details important aspects of the trailer, educating the reader on trailer components such as couplers, safety chains, lights, brakes, and much more. The handbook then provides key considerations and general practices in maintaining trailers. The book concludes with appendices of helpful information, including a glossary of terms and resources for more research and information.

The authors write: “We hope you find this collective information from decades of combined experience in the trailer industry useful and informative. It is our hope that this is one more step toward a better towing experience and a safer trailer industry.

What industry experts are saying about the book:

“Amazing job taking a tedious subject – melting it down to it’s most basic bite sized issues – and gradually building you back with substantial knowledge of how to tow, how to load, what to look for…[the authors] did a fabulous job with this project… it took me years to pick this up and [they] put it into a 2 hour read” Mike Skoglund, VP Operations, Carry-On Trailer

The Trailer Handbook is a 6” x 9” high-gloss soft cover with full color pictures throughout the book and retails for $19.95. It is available for purchase from NATM ( and

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