Freightliner Trucks Names JOST International as Strategic Supplier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 21, 2012 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has named JOST International a strategic supplier.

JOST International, a leading global supplier of fifth wheels, will work with Freightliner Trucks to provide customers with safe, reliable and innovative technologies. JOST technologies include cab actuated air release, which has become a popular choice among national fleets in their efforts to automate the coupling process and minimize the cost of insurance and claims associated with driver involvement.

“We believe that the market acceptance to our fifth wheel product is the result of our advanced technologies, particularly in relation to the safety of the locking mechanism and the lifetime cost of ownership,” said Rich Carroll, vice president sales and marketing for JOST International.

Added TJ Reed, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks: “We are pleased to partner with JOST International to provide our customers with advanced technologies that reduce costs and improve driver safety. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

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Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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