In 2019, NATM launched its Dealer Affiliate Program, a natural next step to further the mission of the Association as well as a direct response to requests from the NHTSA Administrator and trailer dealers across the country. NATM has been committed to the light- and medium-duty trailer industry for more than 30 years, with its focus on the manufacture of compliant trailers, the safety of the nation’s roadways, and the unification of the industry. The incorporation of dealers into the Association is vital to the continuance of these efforts.
The Association took Dealer Affiliate involvement a step further with the creation of a Trailer Dealer Affiliate Committee. This will help ensure NATM continues to deliver value that aligns with dealer needs as well as manufacturer and supplier needs. The Dealer Affiliate Committee will help guide program expansion in the coming years and serves as another opportunity to unify the industry and improve trailer safety.
NATM is looking for trailer dealers to participate on the NATM Trailer Dealer Affiliate Committee to better understand what
dealers want and need from their Association. The objectives of the committee include reviewing current benefits and making recommendations for improvement and expansion; review and submit content suggestions to the NATM Dealer Compendium; provide feedback on marketing and recruitment efforts of dealers; recommend educational programming; and participation in NATM’s annual Trailer Safety Week.
Interest indicators will be sent out via email this fall to dealers. NATM encourages all dealers to consider participating and have their voice heard. For more information regarding the Trailer Dealer Affiliate Committee, contact NATM Assistant Director Meghan Ryan at Meghan.Ryan@natm.com or call (785) 272-4433.