National Trailer Safety Week Gains Momentum with Federal Support

Posted By: Savana Morrison NATM News, Trailer Safety,

The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) is proud to announce that its flagship initiative, Trailer Safety Week, has once again garnered significant federal support. In a groundbreaking move, June 2-8, 2024, has been officially declared as “National Trailer Safety Week” across the United States. This crucial designation underscores the importance of safe towing practices and maintenance for light- and medium-duty trailers under 26,000 lbs GVWR, including utility, flatbed, horse/livestock, car hauler trailers, towable RVs, and more.

"Amid the millions of trailers navigating our roads annually, empowering end-users with the knowledge of safe towing practices is paramount," remarked Alex Stowe, Executive Director of NATM. "Raising awareness on proper towing techniques and maintenance is essential for the well-being of all road users nationwide. Through Trailer Safety Week, NATM continues to shine a light on these critical issues, marking a significant milestone in traffic safety interventions for light- and medium-duty trailer usage."

The groundbreaking support for National Trailer Safety Week was further solidified by U.S. Rep. Rudy Yakym of Indiana, who championed H. Res 1268. This resolution, joined by Representatives John Garamendi of California, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, and Tim Burchett of Tennessee, highlights the bipartisan commitment to promoting safe trailer practices nationwide.

“I am proud to introduce this resolution to bring renewed attention to the importance of trailer safety,” said Rep. Yakym. “Manufacturers I represent in northern Indiana produce a wide range of trailers, whether towable RVs, cargo trailers, horse trailers, and more. Raising awareness about proper towing techniques is essential to ensuring everyone can continue to enjoy the benefits of trailers and helping make our roadways safer for all Americans.”

For further information on NATM's National Trailer Safety Week and to join the movement towards safer towing practices, please visit

About NATM
The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has been dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance for nearly 40 years. The Association represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers, supplier and service providers, trailer dealers, and tow vehicle OEMs to the industry.

NATM seeks to promote safety awareness 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. Founded in 1987, the Association has grown to represent more than 1,000 companies belonging to the trailer industry.

NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety. One way this is accomplished is through the mandatory Compliance Verification Program, which requires all trailer manufacturers to verify they have the manufacturing processes in place to build trailers that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and industry best practices.