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Jost demos KKS automatic coupling system

Jost GB last month demonstrated its revolutionary KKS automatic coupling system at the Road Transport Expo (RTX) in the UK.

Originally launched in April 2021, the KKS automatic coupling system enables the driver to couple and uncouple a semi-trailer via remote control – automatically, safely and quickly.

Therefore, operators can increase efficiency, convenience and safety with one single product. All this is claimed to make KKS the future of logistics and a key component in autonomous driving.

Jost says that the KKS demo at Road Transport Expo was off the back of a hugely successful three-week ‘KKS Roadshow’, which marked the official launch of the product in the UK and gave customers throughout the country the opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with the KKS solution.

It added that KKS received rave reviews from customers throughout the tour, with feedback including: “Taking driver safety to a new level”, “The most innovative product for truck safety and efficiency that I have seen in a long time” and “Greatly improving safety and comfort for the haulage industry”.

Other highlights of the Jost stand included its new Drum Modular Axle, ZGA command steer axle, as well as a full overview of its portfolio of commercial vehicle components, modules and systems encompassing the Jost, Rockinger, Tridec and Quicke brands.

Jost GB managing director, Danny Broomfield, commented: “Whether it is newly launched products such as KKS, or products which have been adding value to customers for many years, we’re incredibly proud of the Jost portfolio.”

He added that the company is “here and ready to support customers to take advantage of longer trailers”.

From 31st May new legislation came into effect allowing Long Semi-Trailers (LSTs) on UK roads. Measuring up to 2.05 metres longer than a standard trailer, the long trailers are part of government efforts to grow the economy and reduce emissions – with the legislation changes estimated to save 70,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the next 11 years.

This is mitigated by the use of a steering axle to ensure compliant turning circles are maintained for regulatory purposes.