Category Archives: Kingpin Repair

ATA Technology & Maintenance Council 2017 Annual Meeting
Representing American Kingpin Specialists at the 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 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 more

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