The importance of trailer safety

Jul. 03, 2022

Understanding how to maintain, hook up, load and otherwise use a trailer can be complicated. Both novice and seasoned drivers who tow equipment can make innocent mistakes that have serious consequences out on the road.

In response to concerns about a growing number of traffic accidents and a pattern of user-error in the operation of trailers, the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) launched its first annual Trailer Safety Week in 2018.

At its core, Trailer Safety Week — hosted the first full week of June — seeks to improve the safety of the nation’s roadways by raising trailer safety awareness through education of end-users, dealers and manufacturers on safe trailer practices.

NATM, via Trailer Safety Week, has put together critical information for properly loading a trailer, as well as a pre-departure checklist, and some general driving tips. Click here to access this information from the July Safety Issue of Rental Management magazine.

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