Jost International celebrates the January manufacture and shipment of its 500,000th fifth wheel. The fifth wheel was produced at the company’s Greeneville, Tenn. facility. Jost fifth wheels feature safe and simple locking mechanisms with only four moving parts, according to the company. Additional safety features include high coupling lugs decreasing the potential for improper coupling and an easy pull handle to benefit drivers. They are infinitely adjustable with a design that reduces vehicle downtime and maintenance costs, resulting in the lowest total cost of ownership in the fifth wheel segment. Jost International fifth wheels are now available for specification at all major OEMs.
“In late 2014 as we were producing our 400,000th fifth wheel and planning our expansion, we had aggressive plans to grow our market share even more in North America. As a result of increasing fleet preference and expanded OEM positions we have quickly met the 500,000th milestone,” said Lee Brace, president of JOST International.