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Jost air slide fifth wheel now standard on Peterbilt Model 579 trucks

Peterbilt has selected the Jost JSK37 12-in. inboard air slide fifth wheel as standard on its Model 579 Class 8 truck. The standardization is effective Jan. 1, 2019. “In addition to the weight savings Peterbilt customers will realize, they will also experience other benefits of Jost fifth wheels that include ease of use, infinite adjustment

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Jost International celebrates 500,000th fifth wheel

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

Making sure your tractor-trailer connection is safe, secure

What should shops inspect on fifth wheels to ensure safe and reliable operation? “During the shop’s inspection and maintenance of the fifth wheel, it is important to understand how the fifth wheel operates, and that all parts and adjustments are maintained to the manufacturer’s specifications,” says Rob Nissen, director field service at SAF-Holland Inc. “Proper

Jost International demonstrates fifth wheel, landing gear features

Jost International’s Rich Carroll dives into the features of Jost fifth wheels; then, Brian Moynihan shows off Jost landing gears at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Watch the video above and then visit Fleet Equipment‘s MATS Product Showcase for even more videos.

Jost International talks fifth wheels at MATS 2015

Jost International’s Rich Carroll, vice president of sales and marketing, gives Fleet Equipment an inside look at its fifth wheel products on display during the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Stay tuned for more FE Video coverage and more news from the show.

Jost International ships 400,000th fifth wheel

On Dec. 2, Jost International shipped its 400,000th fifth wheel manufactured at the company’s Greeneville, Tenn., facility. The cab actuated air release fifth wheel was installed on a Class 8 truck for Werner Enterprises. Production of Jost fifth wheels began in the United States in 2000 at the site of the current 90,000-sq.-ft. Greeneville facility. Since

Jost Group acquires Mercedes-Benz trailer axle systems

Jost Group and Daimler AG have successfully concluded their negotiations on the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Trailer Axle Systems. Following completion of the transaction, Jost Group will be one of the largest manufacturers of trailer axles in Europe. Jost Group, the world’s leading producer of vehicle connection components for systems, modules and components for trucks &

Jost Daimler Trailer Axle System
Jost International to begin distributing Edbro hydraulic cylinders

Jost International has added Edbro hydraulic cylinders to their range of products available in the United States. Edbro has been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders for more than a century with a reputation for safety and reliability of their products, said Jost. Edbro’s laser welding technology, along with the use of lighter, stronger materials and new low friction bearings, offer

Weighing fifth wheel options to spec a lighter-weight truck

When fleets spec lighter-weight components, it’s generally an attempt to offset increases in weight in other areas of the vehicle and/or increase their payload capacity. As a result, the savings in fuel comes in improved efficiency in the operation of the fleet—greater cargo capacity equals revenue per trip and more capacity may even mean less

Daimler Trucks North America partners with JOST International

Daimler Trucks North America announced that the JOST International JSK36 lightweight fifth wheel is now the standard fifth wheel for all Freightliner truck models. The JSK36 is also available as a published option for the Western Star 4700 and 4900 truck models. “JOST International’s fifth wheel solutions are an ideal complement to our products. We depend

Daimler Trucks North America
Jost Alumilight landing gear standard on all East trailers

East Manufacturing announced that Jost International’s AX150 Alumilight Series of landing gear will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers. “We are pleased to have Jost International as a supplier partner,” said Dave de Poincy, president. “Their advanced technologies

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