BigLug Trailers, based in Shawano WI, now complies with National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) safety guidelines. The company has passed the NATM safety compliance consultation, part of the group's compliance program. This program, including its consultation, is based on the NATM Guidelines for Recommended Minimum Manufacturing Practices for Light- and Medium-Duty Trailers. These guidelines are a compilation of federal safety standards and regulations and industry best practices that govern trailer construction.
BigLug offers a line of heavy-duty construction and utility trailers, custom built trailers, logging trailers, and specialty trailers (concession, signage, and mobile offices). The firm has moved to Shawano and continues to offer service and repair for current trailers, even if they aren't made by BigLug.
NATM's compliance program, including the on-site consultation, is available to all its trailer manufacturing members. Once the manufacturer's manufacturing process passes the 80-point checklist based on the guidelines, the company is then NATM-compliant and eligible to purchase red, white, and blue compliance decals for application to trailers. The decal states that the trailer was “Manufactured in Compliance with NATM Guidelines.”