JOST UK will be demonstrating its one-stop-shop approach of providing all the design, supply and after sales services truck operators need on its stand – Number 5B30 – at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show, NEC Birmingham 30th April – 2nd May.
The CV Show is the biggest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in Britain. Aimed at all types of truck and van operators it is expected to attract over 20,000 business visitors and provide a meeting place for operators and suppliers to discuss ideas, issues and trends in their industry.
Danny Broomfield, JOST UK Sales Director, sums up the ethos of the stand and the company: “Our wide range of products and solutions and our multi-facetted customer support services means fleet managers do not have to maintain contact with a multitude of suppliers. We work hard to develop our relationships so that we understand each customer’s unique needs.”
The JOST UK stand will be manned by technical and business experts and will feature the latest products and services across all group brands JOST, ROCKINGER, TRIDEC, EDBRO and JOST Trailer Axle Systems. This year two products in particular will be highlighted on the stand, TRIDEC’s LV-O independent air suspension and the EFS electronic steering system.
The LV-O makes it possible to create more load space in a trailer. The design is such that there is no axle housing between the wheels, which increases load capacity without compromising ground clearance. Thus, a double decker will have over 100m³ of load space, while a 2,550mm wide vehicle will have a width of 1,620mm between the wheel boxes, sufficient to accommodate two Euro pallets. The LV-O can be installed on double-decker trailers and semi-trailers and is suitable for a range of applications.
The EF-S steering system enables trailers with an extremely low trailer neck – such as low loaders, tankers and monocoque-constructed trailers – to be equipped with a steering system for up to three kingpin-steered axles. It is designed to be responsive to all steering motions and allows the trailer to smoothly, safely and stably follow the truck when turning or manoeuvring.
Other products in JOST’s portfolio include fifth wheel couplings, landing legs, steering systems, towing hitches, tipper mechanisms and axles. All of these JOST products are renowned for their quality and long-term reliability.
JOST recognises that it takes more than world-class technology to run a successful trucking fleet. Tremendous team work is required if the operational and commercial demands placed on today’s busy fleet managers are to be met. JOST’s one-stop shop and highly responsive after-sales services are designed to dovetail with operators’ in-house managers, mechanics and drivers. They are often provided through the company’s network of over 60 authorised, strategically located and highly trained service agents.
To provide prompt support for scheduled services and unexpected breakdowns, each agent holds stock of the most commonly required parts and has immediate access to JOST national store for less common orders. JOST has invested in this aftermarket network to support operators who understand the importance of specifying OE parts during maintenance and repair.