Category Archives: Kingpin Maintenance

3 Ways Connection Between Commercial Trucks and Trailers is Stressed

Fleets that keep their equipment constantly moving experience a high wear rate on their kingpin and fifth wheels. The daily stops and tight locations that they navigate to make their deliveries result in added stress on the truck and trailer connection.

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Kingpins and Fifth Wheels Susceptible to Wear and Damage

Commercial trucks and trailers are the backbone of our society. These semi-trucks connected to trailers are filled with all the essentials of life including food, clothing, medicine, and household goods. To keep them operating safely on our roads they require regular maintenance and repairs. 

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Kingpin Specialists COVID-19 Response

As many would agree 2020 has proven to be an extremely challenging year for everyone.  With the continued threat of COVID- 19, Kingpin Specialists continues to provide service to our customers.  Please take a moment to see what actions we have taken to ensure the proper safety precautions. 

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There’s More to a Kingpin Than People Realize

Learn the importance of taking care of your kingpin, and about the experts who will help ensure your fleet’s trailers stay on the road.

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Another Great Event at the 2020 ATA Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting!

We had a great time catching up with clients meeting new friends this year at the Annual TMC meeting in Atlanta! We have been exhibiting at the event for over 10 years and find it to be the most informative technical event and Expo.

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ATA Technology & Maintenance Council 2017 Annual Meeting

Come see us at the sold-out exhibit hall for the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council 2017 Annual Meeting! With over 4,500 attendees, the Nashville Music City Center is a buzz with your colleagues, customers, partners, and affiliates in the industry.

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Trailer Upper Coupler Least-Maintained Truck Component

Even since the Technology and Maintenance Council released its RP 750 report on the recommended practices for maintaining the “upper coupler structure of commercial van and flatbed trailers equipped with two-inch kingpins in a fixed-position coupler,” kingpin maintenance has not been given the importance it requires.

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It’s The Little Details That Affect a Truck’s Performance

I read an interesting article on TruckingInfo.com about the myriad problems a trucker can have with something that is (on the surface, anyway) remarkably simple: wheel-ends. I’ll certainly be the first one to admit that I’m probably not the best person to be writing this article, as I’ve not got much in the way of vehicle maintenance experience myself, but I found it fascinating the number of seemingly insignificant details that have a large affect on a truck’s performance.

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Why King Pin Repair Makes More Sense Than Replacement

Every semi-truck or tractor-trailer depends on one small piece of equipment for its connection. It’s called the King Pin. This is a pin which connects the trailer to the ‘fifth-wheel’. The receiving piece on the truck is is a horse-shoe shaped platform attached to the tractor. It’s the pivot point between the two units and receives a great deal of wear and tear. Eventually, king pin repair or replacement becomes necessary on all working rigs.read more

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