US Tower Corp. Commits to Safety, Passes Certification for Compliant Trailers
Press Release from National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
(Topeka, KS – August 31, 2015) US Tower Corp. joined the fight to improve the safety of America’s roads and highways after passing their compliance certification with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). By becoming a member of NATM, US Tower Corp. is aligning with a determined coalition of trailer manufacturers and industry advocates that has bipartisan support in national and local levels of government. NATM has been lauded by National Highway Administrator Strickland and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro for their work in the industry for their dedication and commitment to improving trailer safety.
Following revelations that unsafe, illegal trailers are sold across the United States, putting Americans at risk on roadways, NATM was founded to promote safety within the industry. Not all trailers are created equally, and by joining NATM and proudly displaying the red, white and blue NATM decal on their trailers, US Tower Corp. is showing consumers their trailers meet a higher standard of safety.
US Tower Corp. was originally formed from the purchase of Tristao Tower in 1985, which invented and developed the telescoping tower nearly 85 years ago. Their current product line includes mobile solar trailers, telescoping tubular masts, self-supporting and telescoping lattice towers (standard and custom), mobile tower units, custom-built structures as well as a full line of accessories to accommodate antenna and feed line support. Their mobile solar trailers can be outfitted with generators for a Hybrid solution, vehicle charging stations, light masts, and other accessories. The stationary towers include telescoping tubular towers with a variety of options: standard, self-supporting and rotating. The line of telescoping lattice style self-supporting towers come in a variety of styles to fit any need, including our compact TMM series, the standard TX series and the heavy duty HDX series. Their Mobile Tower Units (MTUs) or COWS (Cell on Wheels) are their crowning achievement; US Tower Corp. has led the way with groundbreaking innovations! By combining the strength and versatility of their steel and aluminum telescoping towers with the freedom and portability of a trailer they have helped to usher in the cellular and wireless age. These units can provide communication in the worst possible terrain and have been used to help troops stay safe on foreign soil.
US Tower Corp. passed the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers’ biennial safety compliance consultation, part of NATM’s Compliance Verification Program. The compliance program, including its consultation, is based on the NATM Guidelines for Recommended Minimum Manufacturing Practices for Light- and Medium-Duty Trailers. The Guidelines is a compilation of federal safety standards and regulations and industry best practices that govern trailer construction.
NATM’s compliance program, including the on-site consultation, is available to all NATM trailer manufacturing members. Once the manufacturer’s manufacturing process passes the checklist based on the Guidelines. Founded in 1987, NATM and represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers. NATM members also include suppliers to the industry. Organized to raise awareness of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing, NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with its Guidelines. The Association currently has more than 700 member companies worldwide.