Pick up trucks are known to perform exceptionally well at towing, especially those that are under the one-ton and three-quarter-ton categories since they have powerful diesel or gasoline engines. This is the reason why Chevrolet, maker of small, medium, as well as large pick up trucks recently announced that they are partnering with Recreational Vehicle Industry Association together with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers in an effort to boost integration and towing technology.
By boosting its ties with the abovementioned entities, Chevrolet hopes to improve pick up as well as trailer safety standards and at the same time improve communication between truck makers as well as the railering industry.
“Our owners are often towing something, from an RV to construction equipment more valuable than their truck,” Tim Herrick, GM future truck executive chief engineer, said in a statement. “They tell us they’re looking for a better towing experience. Safer, easier, with more integration between their trailer and truck.” It should be noted that General Motors (GM) is the manufacturer of Chevrolet, Buick,Cadillac, and GMC.
On one hand, there is no doubt that in the near future, more pickup trucks, particularly in the heavy duty segment will hit the market. For this reason, it makes total sense to bring less standardized trailer industry in the process. On the other hand, while it is a good move for Chevrolet, it may not help the industry if other pickup truck manufacturers don’t get involved in the process. It should be noted that it’s just essential to have every interested party work together. This, to create consistent methods for determining max ratings and many others. Truck buyers hope that this is the first of several steps that are aimed to improve a common set of guidelines as well as standards trailering industry.