JOST and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) have signed a framework agreement for the use of JSK 36 fifth wheel couplings as standard equipment for Freightliner trucks. DTNA will also introduce the more lightweight JSK 36 fifth wheel coupling to the Western Star models 4700 and 4900 as an option. "I am delighted that we have been able to win over Daimler Trucks North America, the biggest American truck manufacturer, with our product and brand," said Lars Brorsen, CEO, JOST.
Rich Carroll, Vice President - Sales and Marketing, JOST International, said, "This agreement significantly strengthens our market position in the US. JOST is the leading manufacturer of fifth wheel couplings world over and this partnership puts us in a good position to become the market leader in North America, too."