JOST axles provide reliability and economy for Wm Armstrong fleet

24/09/2019 12:29:07
 
 
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Managing a large, national fleet of haulage vehicles with specialism in agricultural and general purpose applications is new easy challenge. For Wm Armstrong it’s important that the parts they specify on their trucks and trailers can meet the rigorous demands of life on the road. Over 60 percent of the company’s 180 trailers are fitted with JOST Axle Systems.

Protecting a 90+ year reputation as a renowned provider of logistics solutions and road transport services requires attention to detail, reliable vehicles and a delight in going the extra mile. Founded in 1927, the Wm Armstrong Group is a family run business, headquartered in Cumbria in the North West of England. It provides road haulage across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe, plus warehousing and distribution services through two depots, one in nearby Carlisle the other just outside Glasgow in Uddingston.

In total the firm has 100 trucks and 180 trailers, so maintaining and servicing all of these has to be managed with the utmost efficiency. To help achieve this objective Armstrong has equipped all of its curtain siders with 9 tonne axles made by JOST.

Currently 110 of Armstrong’s 180 trailers benefit from being fitted with the JOST axle technology. Previously known as Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems, JOST Axle Systems are recognised for their ability to provide reliable, high mileage service for the curtain side trailers Armstrong uses for general haulage duties.

Robbie Fenwick, Fleet Engineer for Armstrong explains the company’s philosophy: “The general haulage trailers do extremely high miles, so we want an axle system that can manage extremely hard work with minimal maintenance and repair demands.”

JOST acquired Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems in early 2015, at which point it was quickly integrated into the group of brands that include JOST, Edbro, ROCKINGER and TRIDEC. Its axles provide an industry benchmark for economy and efficiency. Based on the concept of a modular design, they can be configured to best meet the needs of each individual application, whilst helping minimise the number of spare parts that need to be stocked. They are made to a monocoque design and use compact maintenance-free bearings. This makes them both durable and easy to service as well as keeping them lightweight for economy in use.

Used widely across the whole European transport industry, they are suitable not only for curtain siders but also for platform semi-trailers, tippers, tankers and bulk distribution.

Robbie continues: “We specify JOST axles for our curtain side trailer because in our experience it’s extremely rare that anything will go wrong with them, no matter what they have to endure.“

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Photo 1: Wm Armstrong Group is a family run business, headquartered in Cumbria in the North West of England. It provides road haulage across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe.

Photo 2: Over 60 percent Wm Armstrong’s 180 trailers are fitted with JOST Axle Systems.

Photo 3: Wm Armstrong specify JOST axles for their curtain side trailers because in their experience it’s extremely rare that anything will go wrong with them, no matter what they have to endure

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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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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