Trailer Couplings, Hitches, and Safety Chains--Automotive Type
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Trailer Committee develops and maintains SAE Standards, Recommended Practices and Information Reports applicable to trailers normally towed by conventional passenger cars, light duty commercial vehicles, light trucks and multi-purpose passenger vehicles. The Chairperson ensures the committee maintains liaison with groups such as the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), SAE-related committees and other organizations as necessary. The taskforces formed under the committee's direction include: Trailer - Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Task Force; Trailer Dynamics Task Force; Conventional Towing System up to 20,000 lbs Task Force; Trailer Terminology Task Force; Trailer Braking Standard Task Force Participants in the SAE Trailer Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government and other interested parties.