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National Association of Trailer Manufacturers News

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The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has been dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance for more than 25 years. The association represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers and suppliers of products and services to these manufacturers. NATM seeks to promote awareness of safety and best industry practices and provide a voice for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and regulation are considered by Congress and relevant government agencies.


NATM NEWS

WEST COAST LABOR DISPUTES INTERRUPTING TRAILER MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION
Read NATM's letter to U.S. Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez, regarding west coast labor disputes disrupting trailer manufacturing production schedules. Read the letter (pdf.)

WEB SITE MAKEOVER
The NATM Web site is getting a makeover. Tell us what you want to see more (or less) of on the site. Email Kathleen with your feedback.

MEMBERS ONLY: NHTSA RECALL WEBINAR
With the recent publicity surrounding the motor vehicle industry and NHTSA’s handling of recalls, NHTSA has indicated that scrutiny of manufacturers and their suppliers will become more aggressive. Not only is NHTSA going to be more aggressive in pursuing defects, but they have indicated a general difficulty when working with RV and trailer manufacturers because records retention is not appropriately managed and information required information is often lacking.

To try help alleviate this issue on January 15, 2015 RVIA and NATM joined together with the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to further educate manufacturers and component suppliers on their responsibility regarding defect investigations. This webinar also covered Early Warning Reporting (EWR), Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) reporting, and record retention requirements. To view the webinar PowerPoint, login to the members only section and click on Library in the blue menu bar.  


 

 Trending with the NATM's Government Affairs Committee:
H.R. 4718: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation. Track this bill.