Transport Topics Online  
The Newspaper of Trucking and Freight Transportation
Welcome  Guest  Log In         
2/15/2013 10:15:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Write a letter to the Editor

Volvo Trucks Names Jost International Its Standard Supplier of Fifth Wheels

Volvo Trucks said that fifth wheel coupling devices from Jost International will now be standard equipment on Volvo VN and VHD tractors manufactured at its Dublin, Va., plant, which assembles all Volvo trucks sold in North America.

“Introduction of this new standard fifth wheel represents our ongoing focus on safety, driver productivity and customer value,” said Frank Bio, Volvo Trucks’ product manager.

“We appreciate Jost’s broad product range and availability of information to help specify a fifth wheel based on vehicle application,” he said.

With only four moving parts, Jost fifth wheels are one of the simplest and safest fifth wheel coupling devices available, Volvo said in a statement. The design employs a spring-loaded steel locking bar that automatically secures the kingpin once it slides into position.

“We appreciate the opportunity to expand our partnership with Volvo Trucks and to further our shared values of safety and driver comfort,” said Rich Carroll, Jost International’s vice president of sales & marketing.

By Transport Topics

Follow Transport Topics on Subscribe to get up to the minute news briefs and more from our feeds. RSS Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook

© 2013, Transport Topics Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


  RELATED ARTICLES

 
LATEST NEWS



 
LATEST JOBS
Follow Us

Newsletters

TTExpress
This free daily newsletter delivers the latest headlines.

TT Executive Suite
This subscriber-only newsletter program tailors your news.

Services

Advertising

TFM

EMU
iTech
© American Trucking Associations, Inc., All Rights Reserved TTNews.com Privacy Statement