Building materials haulier chooses Jost axles16 October 2020

N. J. Docksey is supporting some of the largest and most important infrastructure construction projects currently underway in London.

Responsible for maintaining constant supplies of building materials to site, this demanding work requires wholly reliable vehicles. This is why the haulage firm specifies Jost axle systems, to ensure that its vehicles are always in top condition and ready for action.

The haulier operates a fleet of over 40 tankers, curtain-siders and flatbed trucks out of Leek, Staffordshire, and more than half of its vehicles are fitted with Jost axles. One of its core services is the delivery of building materials to major construction sites - often working on a just-in-time basis, as city centre sites usually have very limited space for storage of materials and equipment.

For example, it is supplying materials to London Underground’s Northern Line extension project as well as supporting the Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ scheme. The latter project includes building a 25 km (16 mile) tunnel, largely under the river, capable of holding most of London’s raw sewage and rainwater run-off prior to treatment.

Nigel Docksey, founder and managing director of the trucking company, comments: “The Jost axles are an important element in our overall strategy. They are easy for us to service and maintain in our workshop, lightweight so we can maximise our load carrying, and reliable out on the road. The feedback we hear is that they are the best on the market.”

The company generally runs the JOST DCA axles (Durable, Compact Axle) on its trucks. These are mounted using a special hanger bracket that integrates into the chassis and thus ensures ease of service by making changing brake discs and pads a straightforward job.

William Dalrymple

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