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berkshire/marmon/fontaine fifth wheel

Connecting with customers for 80 years

Serving heavy-duty transportation customers for 80 years, Fontaine Fifth Wheel offers the only self-adjusting fifth wheel lock in the industry: the Fontaine No-Slack®. This exclusive design eliminates fifth wheel slack automatically for greater durability, improved locking performance and lower maintenance cost. With IATF 16949:2016 certified manufacturing facilities worldwide, Fontaine is dedicated to providing dependable, robust solutions for each demanding market segment that we serve.

Company origins. In 1940, John P.K. Fontaine founded the original company in Birmingham, Alabama producing trailers for the federal government. To relieve a widespread and critical shortage of cast fifth wheels during World War II, he invented a "pressed" steel fifth wheel in 1942. That product, combined with the No-SlackĀ® lock, became the foundation for Fontaine Fifth Wheel Company.

Today, Fontaine is a global enterprise serving owner operators, large fleets and leading heavy-duty truck OEMs on a global basis. Fontaine is a member of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company.