The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) is gearing up for its second annual National Trailer Safety Week, which is set for June 2-8, 2019.
This traffic safety effort aims to close the gap of communication between trailer manufacturers, dealers and end-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 woefully undereducated on the proper use of trailers, 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.
Supporting this traffic safety effort is easy. Visit trailersafetyweek.com/interest to sign up to become an official Trailer Safety Week ally and download a communications kit that has pre-created social media content, website marketing materials and a sample blog post companies can share on their websites to spread trailer safety information.
Everyone is encouraged to share trailersafetyweek.com with their audiences so any trailer user can access trailer safety and maintenance information necessary for safe towing and safer roadways. The website is free, easily accessible, mobile friendly and houses information including 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 also will feature educational presentations on trailer safety and the important role that the NATM Compliance Verification Program plays in verifying 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 their end-users.