Hardware Report: Fifth wheels

Fleets are increasingly opting for air release products

During 2015, notes Rich Carroll, vice president of sales & marketing at Jost International, 30% of the company’s OEM fifth wheel shipments were air release products. “We expect that to increase moving forward,” he says. “While the simple operating principle of fifth wheels hasn’t changed, we are now experiencing an evolutionary progression toward automation of the coupling process using cab-actuated air release mechanisms.”

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