INTRODUCTION OF AMERICA NHTSA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAILER

INTRODUCTION OF AMERICA NHTSA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAILER

RELEASE DATE:2021-04-13 17:05
Brief: The US Motor Vehicle Safety Certification Authority is the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an agency of the US Department of Transportation responsible for implementing and enforcing the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. the Vehicle Safety Act, and certain other laws relating to motor vehicle safety. Under that authority, NHTSA issues and enforces Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) that apply to motor vehicles and to certain items of motor vehicle equipment.



VEHICLE TYPE
NHTSA has established the type classifications identified as below:
1. Passenger car
A motor vehicle with motive power, except a low-speed vehicle, multipurpose passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or trailer, designed for carrying 10 persons or less.

2. Multipurpose passenger vehicle
A motor vehicle with motive power, except a low-speed vehicle or trailer, designed to carry 10 persons or less which is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation.

3. Truck
A motor vehicle with motive power, except a trailer, designed primarily for the transportation of property or special purpose equipment.

4. Bus
A motor vehicle with motive power, except a trailer, designed for carrying more than 10 persons.

5. Motorcycle
A motor vehicle with motive power having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

6. Trailer
A motor vehicle with or without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by another motor vehicle. 

7. Low-speed vehicle
A motor vehicle, that is 4-wheeled, whose speed attainable in 1 mile(1.6km) is more than 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour) and not more than 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour) on a paved level surface, and whose GVWR is less than 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms). 

8. Pole Trailer
A motor vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another motor vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as poles, pipes, or structural members capable generally of sustaining themselves.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS
1. Agent: If the manufacturer is not located in the U.S., a U.S. permanent resident must be appointed as the legal representative.
2. Project preparation: information and sample preparation
3. Sample delivery and testing
4. Test report based on FMVSS
5. Manufacturer and vehicle type registration
6. Within 30 days of the start of the manufacturing process, manufacturer information and VIN number information must be reported to NHTSA

FMVSS APPLICABLE TO TRAILER

No.
Item
1
FMVSS No. 404-Platform lift installations in motor vehicles
2
FMVSS No. 224-Rear Impact Protection
3
FMVSS No. 121-Air Brake Systems
4
FMVSS No. 120-Tire Selection and Rims for vehicles with GVWR>4536 kg & Motorcycles
5
FMVSS No. 119-New Pneumatic Tires for vehicles with GVWR>4536 kg & Motorcycles
6
FMVSS No. 116- Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids
7
FMVSS No. 110- Tire Selection and Rims for vehicles with GVWR<4536 kg
8
FMVSS No. 109-New Pneumatic Tires and certain specialty tires
9
FMVSS No. 108-Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
10
FMVSS No. 106-Brake Hoses




















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