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January 30, 2019 2:15 PM, EST

Peterbilt Standardizes Jost Air Slide Fifth Wheel

Peterbilt has named the Jost JSK37 12-inch inboard air slide fifth wheel as standard on its Model 579 Class 8 truck, according to a Jan. 22 press release from Jost. The standardization became effective Jan. 1.

The JSK37 is 23 pounds lighter than previous models, according to Jost.

“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 possibilities and reliability,” said George Smith, Jost’s senior account manager.

The company has manufactured fifth wheel coupling devices globally since 1956. In total, Jost has supplied more than 3 million fifth wheels to the global market, and there are more than 450,000 on the road in North America, according to the release. — Transport Topics