Fifth Wheels

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April 28, 2014

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Dual Camera System

Fontaine Fifth Wheel is developing a new patent-pending camera system that will make it easier for truck drivers to properly couple and uncouple trailers. The Dual Assist Camera System features two video cameras that work together to give the driver a clear picture of both the fifth wheel and approaching trailer.

February 5, 2014

Trailers: Save Pounds By Looking Down

As fleets everywhere work on cutting fuel expenses, one strategy is shedding pounds anywhere they can stand to lose them. “Most fleets that are fuel conscientious are weight conscientious. The heavier the unit weighs, the higher cost per mile to operate it."

February 5, 2014

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Releases Catalog

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has released a new 20-page catalog that covers its full line of fifth wheels. The comprehensive catalog replaces multiple individual product brochures to simplify the fifth wheel ordering process.

February 3, 2014

Tech Tip: Seasonal Preventive Maintenance for Fifth Wheels

Routine periodic maintenance and lubrication are a necessary part of your fifth wheel’s service life.

December 11, 2013

Time to Grease, Inspect Fifth Wheels, SAF Holland Advises

Winter temps can freeze all kinds of mechanical apparatus, including tractor fifth wheels. So it’s a good time to clean, inspect and grease these important appliances, but not the only time.

October 17, 2013

Navistar Offers Holland Fifth Wheels on International Trucks

SAF-Holland announced that Holland standard duty fifth wheel models are now a published option on Navistar’s International Truck models and available for immediate on-line installation.

October 15, 2013

Navistar offers Jost as Option on Internationals

Jost International fifth wheels will be available as factory installed options on International trucks manufactured by Navistar. Published Jost data book assemblies will include their cast iron, lightweight, cab actuated release and low lube product offerings.

September 5, 2013

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.

August 7, 2013

Holland FWAL Fifth Wheels Available on all Class 8 Trucks

SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, announced that its exclusive Holland FWAL Aluminum Fifth Wheel is available at all Class 8 OEMs for online installation.

May 21, 2013

Amsoil Introduces Synthetic Fifth Wheel Grease

Amsoil introduces its Synthetic Fifth-Wheel Grease, which is engineered to provide protection for, and improve performance of, fifth-wheel hitches operating in trucking and trailer applications.

February 14, 2013

Volvo Makes Jost Fifth Wheels Standard

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

January 22, 2013

Fontaine Fifth Wheel LWB Slide Bracket Assembly Saves Weight

Fontaine Fifth Wheel introduced the LWB lightweight slide bracket assembly. This new assembly replaces Fontaine's ATB slide and will provide additional weight savings without sacrificing strength

December 19, 2012

Mack Names Jost Standard Fifth Wheel

Jost International fifth wheels will be a standard feature on Mack Pinnacle, Titan by Mack and Mack Granite model trucks

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