Kingpin Specialists works on location, in the fleets yard while the trailers are parked for regular maintenance, resulting in limited equipment downtime.
We service the following types of fleets:
These fleets typically have these kinds of trailers:
The Kingpin Specialists engineered repair process using certified welders meets all DOT regulations and produces exceptional results that are fully insured and backed by a worry-free guarantee.
step 1 INSPECTION
Before a Kingpin can be refurbished it must pass a general inspection. The Upper Coupler/Grid assembly inspection is performed to ensure that there is no apparent structural damage. The pin is checked for squareness and proper height. The bolster plate thickness is measured ultrasonically and visually inspected for cracks and deformations. If the upper coupler does not meet the inspection criteria, then refurbishment is not recommended. When evaluating fleets our technicians will inspect multiple trailers on a single visit. The wear levels and structural assessment is noted on an inspection report that is provided to the fleet service manager.
The rebuilt kingpin meets all DOT, SAE, AAMVA and CCMTA regulations. In fact, the re-manufactured kingpin performs as well as a new one in kingpin fatigue tests, and actually scores higher in chip resistance testing.
Two individual tests were completed on the remanufactured kingpin:
In short, your trailers’ pins will be safer, and they will last longer.
Kingpin Specialists is the ONLY company to carry insurance specifically for remanufacturing kingpins so when you use our service it adds a sense of confidence to your daily operations.
As the only company to carry insurance, and the only company with certified welders exclusively repairing kingpins, Kingpin Specialists offers a kingpin service of unmatched quality.
We pioneered the kingpin repair industry by creating an engineered solution, using certified welders, and proprietary equipment which is why we are the kingpin specialists.