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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

October 5, 2016 - Product News

Navistar Names Holland as its Standard Fifth Wheel Supplier

Photo: SAF Holland

The Holland FW17 was given the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT, a series of linehaul tractors that were just unveiled.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Fifth Wheels, SAF Holland, LT Series

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

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Jost Ships 400,000th Fifth Wheel

Jost International this month shipped the 400,000th fifth wheel manufactured at the company’s Greeneville, Tennessee, facility, which is expanding.

Tags: Fifth Wheels, Jost International

July 23, 2014 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Starts Terminal Tractor Coupling Company

Terry Mennen is heading up the new company.

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market.

Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel

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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