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Chevrolet, Trailering Leaders Join Forces to Make Trailers Better

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The 2016 Chevy Suburban features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine and Six-speed automatic with manual shifting

2016 Chevrolet Suburban
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Every year, millions of trucks and SUVs hit the roads with RVs, horse trailers, boats, car trailers, construction equipment, or anything that can be towed along behind the vehicle. As one of the industry leaders in producing trailer-pulling vehicles, Chevrolet has decided, along with trailering industry organizations like the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, to create an easier, more integrated trailering experience for drivers.

“Our owners are often towing something, from an RV to construction equipment, that is more valuable than their truck,” said Tim Herrick, General Motors future truck executive chief engineer. “Unequivocally, they tell us that they are looking for a better towing experience. Safer, easier, with more integration between their trailer and their truck.”

This collaboration is expected to answer that request, with the partners banding together to develop improved safety for both truck/SUV and trailer, while also increasing communication (whether mechanical or electrical) between the truck and trailer, giving the driver more information and to help prevent tampering or theft.

“This partnership with Chevrolet is part of the trailer industry’s continued commitment to improving safety,” said Pam Trusdale, executive director, NATM. “We are confident that we can collectively improve not only the towing experience for consumers but also public safety[.]”