The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) announced that it was granted a Certificate of Accreditation as an inspection body in accordance with ISO 17020:2012, the international standard for the competence of inspection bodies.
According to a press release, the accreditation is a formal third-party recognition of competence to perform specific tasks and was awarded by ANAB, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.
The scope of accreditation revolves around the NATM Compliance Verification Program which verifies that light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers have the processes in place to build compliant trailers in accordance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and the Code of Federal Regulations, Transportation, Title 49, Parts 200-399, Parts 400-571 and Parts 572-999.
“I am very happy to be able to congratulate the association on achieving certification,” said Andy Gehman, MGS Inc. president and a past president of NATM. “We have spent years working towards the goal of having our compliance program accredited, and it was under the leadership of Assistant Director Kendra Fritz that the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers was able to see this come to fruition.”
NATM is the association of light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. Founded in 1987, NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance. For more information visit www.NATM.com.