Jost International, the North American division of global equipment specialist, Jost, has celebrated the manufacture and shipment of its 500,000th fifth wheel.
According to Jost International, the fifth wheel was produced at the company’s Greeneville, Tennessee facility, with a special reception held at last week’s Technology and Maintenance Council to celebrate the milestone.
Lee Brace, President of Jost International, commented, “In late 2014 as we were producing our 400,000th fifth wheel and planning our expansion, we had aggressive plans to grow our market share even more in North America.
“As a result of increasing fleet preference and expanded OEM positions, we have quickly met the 500,000th milestone.”
Jost has been manufacturing fifth wheel coupling devices globally since 1956 and began manufacturing for the North American market at its Greeneville facility in 1999, adding a 12,000 square foot (1,100 m2) expansion in 2015.
In total, the company has supplied more than three million fifth wheels to the global market and there are now more than 450,000 on the road in North America.