Major fleet upgrade centred on JOST Axle Systems

18/07/2018 11:40:55
 
 
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One of Europe’s leading road haulage groups has expanded its fleet, ensuring that each of its new vehicles are specified to the highest standard. The new fleet is comprised of tankers and dry freight curtain siders – including 14.6m and 15.6m extra long trailers. JOST UK was selected to supply axle systems and all-wheel steering systems thanks to its history of reliability and product quality.

It goes without saying that a road haulage company with over 40 years of heritage would be extremely protective of its reputation, especially when it is a major regional employer. The family-run company operates a large fleet of general purpose and specialist vehicles. Its services include: dry freight transport and general haulage; groupage for single pallet and part load distribution; a tanker fleet; car and vehicle transport; worldwide air and sea freight; and warehousing.

For any sizeable haulage operator acquisition of new vehicles is an important element of the company’s overall strategy for stable growth and continued customer service. Such vehicles have a hard life, so before placing an order fleet managers usually undertake a thorough review of the safety-critical systems available for the vehicles they’ll be buying.

In this case axle and trailer steering systems from JOST UK were identified as best fit to the requirements.

Richard Flackett, JOST UK Sales Manager, expands: “This customer was planning a significant programme of investment in its fleet which would be processed for delivery during 2017 and into 2018. The new fleet included tractor and trailer units including 14.6m and 15.6m extra-long trailers and tankers. In all we supplied 45 axles from our modular ranges for the new dry freight curtain siders, 10 axles for tankers and a dozen TRIDEC all-wheel steering systems for the extra-long trailers.“

As a global company JOST is asked to provide axles for many many different makes and models of commercial trucks and trailers, so has developed a modular range of axle components which can be configured into complete axles that exactly meet the needs of each application. This opens up endless specification and performance possibilities while keeping the maintenance requirements simple due to the relatively small number of components. As such, JOST is able to offer axles that covers all ride heights and all standard trailer applications.

Based on an integrally welded construction, the axles are fabricated to ensure outstanding stability under even the most demanding conditions, yet are the lightest in their class. All this leads to lower operating costs and one-stop maintenace for axle and suspension, vehicle capabilities optimised to their specific duties and, ultimately, lower full life cycle costs for the opertors.

Flackett continues: “The road haulage industry is driven by the principles of safety, reliability and efficiency. At JOST UK we stand out not just for the quality of our axle and steering systems, but for the quality of service and expertise that we bring to the table during specification.”

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Photo Caption 1: JOST UK was selected to supply axle systems and all-wheel steering systems thanks to its history of reliability and product quality

Photo Caption 2: The new fleet included tractor and trailer units including 14.6m and 15.6m extra-long trailers and tankers

Photo Caption 3: In all Jost supplied 45 axles from their modular ranges for the new dry freight curtain siders, 10 axles for tankers and a dozen TRIDEC all-wheel steering systems for the extra-long trailers

Photo Caption 4: As a global company JOST is asked to provide axles for many many different makes and models of commercial trucks and trailers, so has developed a modular range of axle components which can be configured into complete axles that exactly meet the needs of each application.

Photo Caption 5: JOST UK stand out not just for the quality of their axle and steering systems, but for the quality of service and expertise that they bring to the table during specification

About JOST:

JOST is the world’s leading manufacturer of vehicle connection systems, modules and components for trucks and trailers. Under the umbrella brand JOST, the comprehensive range of products is broken down into four areas: The JOST brand includes fifth wheel couplings, telescopic landing gears and accessories for semi-trailers, ball bearing turntables, king pins and container locks as well as components for alternating systems. The trailer axles of the DCA Family are also sold under the JOST brand. Under the traditional brand name of ROCKINGER, the company produces towing hitches, drawbar eyes and towing drawbars for both transporters and trucks, as well as for use in the agricultural industry. TRIDEC is the leading provider of steering systems and single wheel suspensions for trailers. Edbro is the specialist in the field of vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems. Its range includes front and underfloor dump trucks and trailers and extension cylinders, as well as customer-specific hydraulic construction kits.

JOST is the only supplier that can provide products and services all around the world. The company is located on all continents, with distribution, production and development. With sales and production facilities in more than 20 countries, the company is the global partner of choice for the commercial vehicle industry. JOST employs over 2.800 members of staff worldwide. It is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 20 July 2017.

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DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
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Company Contact

JOST UK Ltd. : Vera Terporten
Tel: +49 (6102) 295-383 Fax:
Web: www.jostuk.co.uk
Email: vera.terporten@jost-world.de

 
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