2023 Membership Award Nominations

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The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers is soliciting nominations for the 2023 member awards. The awards will be presented during the 2023 NATM Convention & Trade Show in February and published in Tracks magazine. Please consider nominating individuals who may be eligible candidates for the following awards.

Nomination Forms


Outstanding Member Award

The Outstanding Member Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the trailer manufacturing industry. The nominee must be an employee of an NATM Regular (trailer manufacturer) member. 

The nomination must include the name and address of the nominee and nominator along with a brief narrative about the contributions the nominee has made to the trailer manufacturing industry.


Pam O’Toole Trusdale Woman in Manufacturing Award

The Pam O’Toole Trusdale Woman in Manufacturing Award is given to a woman in the medium-duty trailer industry who has demonstrated excellence in her role. The awardee can work at any level, from the manufacturing floor to the C-Suite. The award recognizes the contribution of the recipient to the success of their organization and/or industry. The nominee must be an employee of an NATM member company.

The nomination must include the name and address of the nominee and nominator along with a brief narrative about the accomplishments of the nominee.


Young Professional Award

The purpose of the Young Professional Award is to recognize the accomplishments of young individuals in the trailer manufacturing industry. Nominees should be individuals under the age of 40 who have been innovative and successful within the industry. Both Associate and Regular member company employees are eligible for this award. 

The nomination must include the name and address of the nominee and nominator along with a brief narrative about the accomplishments of the nominee.


Innovation Award

The purpose of the NATM Innovation Award is to recognize a NATM member company that has exemplified creativity and innovation in the areas of technological advancement, green practices, or workforce development. Trailer manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers are encouraged to apply.

The nomination should provide qualitative and quantitative evidence of creative and innovative solutions and improvements. NATM member companies will be judged on case studies showcasing how they have been able to demonstrate improved performance in technological advancement, green practices, and/or workforce development. Members should be able to illustrate success and positive impact on their company and/or the trailer industry.


The awards will be presented during the 2023 NATM Convention & Trade Show and published in Tracks magazine. To request the award nomination form, contact Catie.Rutkowski@natm.com or call (785) 272-4433. Nominations are due by Dec 5, 2022. 

Nomination Forms


2022 Award Winners