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Jost Fifth Wheel Made Standard on Kenworth T680

The Kenworth T680 now comes standard with the Jost JSK37USB fifth wheel, designed for simple and safe coupling.

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Strick's DuoPlug Protects Trailer Upper Coupler Assembly

Strick Trailers has announced the launch of the DuoPlug, a device that keeps debris out of the internal cavities of the upper coupler assembly while allowing moisture to escape.

The Lowly Fifth Wheel Receives a Technology Boost

Even the fifth wheel, the most basic of trucking components, is finally getting a technological update to make them safer and easier to use.

Fontaine Releases Top Plate for Severe-Duty Applications

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has introduced a top plate designed specifically for severe-duty applications, the Fontaine H7, replacing the H5092 and X5092 Series.

Moly Lubricant Recommended for Fifth Wheels

Moly 5th Wheel Lube is a semi-synthetic, diluent-type, heavy duty, extreme pressure spray lubricant recommended for the lubrication of fifth wheels.

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel Assembly

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s 6NWB is a steel fifth wheel assembly that features a lightweight 6000 No-Slack top plate mounted to the Fontaine NWB sliding bracket.

Minimizer Offers Insert-Style Version of Slick Plate

The Insert-Style Slick Plate from Minimizer is a greaseless slick plate designed specifically for trucks that have Holland fifth wheels with built-in lube plate inserts.

New Severe-Duty Slider Fifth Wheel System from SAF-Holland

SAF Holland's new severe duty slider system offers an additional 10,000-pound vertical load and 50,000-pound higher drawbar capacity.

Jost's Air-Release Fifth Wheel Features Sensor Tech

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.

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two recent product announcements aimed at addressing the potential of trailers coming loose from fifth wheels.