Jost International has released the JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology that allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is safely and properly coupled.
The JSK37USK’s Sensor Coupling System has dual sensors. The first sensor verifies that the kingpin is in the lock position and the second sensor indicates that the fifth wheel is locked and the release handle is secured.
The lock status can be shown either by a Jost supplied dash display or communicated through the vehicle’s CAN bus.
“The streamlining associated with a variety of aerodynamic technologies will make physically accessing the 5th wheel for uncoupling, and visually confirming a safe couple, difficult at best,” said Rich Carroll, vice president sales and marketing. “Consequently, the adoption of Jost cab actuated air release wheels on fleet-driven OEM builds is in full swing.”