Safety & Compliance

Fifth Wheels

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November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Specialized Light Aims to Reduce Dropped Trailers

LED 5th Wheel Light Image: Purkeys

Purkeys Fleet Electric's 5th Wheel Light illuminates the jaws so a driver can see that they've secured the trailer's king pin.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Fifth Wheels, Purkey's Fleet Electric

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Bent Locking Mechanism Cited in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Separation

A tractor-trailer separation incident in the town of Truxton, N.Y., last May that claimed seven lives happened when the fifth wheel wasn't locked correctly.

Tags: Fifth Wheels, New York

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