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 a leading global producer and supplier of safety-critical systems to the truck and trailer industry. The Company offers branded, quality products clustered in three systems: Vehicle Interface (focusing on products required to operate a commercial vehicle combination of trucks and trailers such as fifth wheels and landing gears), Handling Solutions (including container technology and hydraulic cylinders products) and Maneuvering (focusing on truck and trailer axles and forced steering). As the number one supplier of fifth wheels and landing gears globally, JOST is the market leader for Vehicle Interface systems. JOST’s global leadership position is driven by the strength of its brands, by its long-standing client relationships serviced through its global distribution network as well as by its efficient and asset-light business model.

The Company’s core brands “JOST”, “Rockinger”, “TRIDEC” and “Edbro” are well-recognized in the industry and highly regarded for their quality and continuous innovation. With its global distribution network and production facilities in thirteen countries across five continents, JOST has direct access to all major truck and trailer manufacturers and relevant end customers. JOST currently employs about 2,700 members of staff worldwide.

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DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
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Company Contact

JOST UK Ltd. : Danny Broomfield, JOST UK Ltd.
Tel: + 44 (0) 1204 528888 Fax: + 44 (0) 1204 531957
Web: www.jostuk.co.uk
Email: danny.broomfield@jost-world.com

 
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