JKI’s New Core Policy

Jerry & Keith’s has created a new core policy effective February 1st, 2015.  This new policy helps relieve any confusion as to the policy and procedures for handling both brake and air/hydraulic cores.  We believe that by implementing this new policy we can have a more transparent system that is better for our customers.  The policy is outlined below, if you have any questions regarding the details please contact your sales representative, call us at (661) 327-4872, or email us.


JKI Team Makes Headlines

Jerry & Keith’s was a big time supporter of the 2014 HDA training fair.  The training was the first to be held in the California region and we came out in force to support it.  The day consisted of tech training and business development topics and received high marks by all who attended.

Merry Christmas & Congratulations to this Year’s Service Award Winners

Jerry & Keith’s held it’s annual Christmas party on Tuesday December 16th.  The festive event included a great night of good food, good company, and some amazing prizes.  Special thanks to Teresa Ward for all of her work in organizing an amazing event.


On top of all of the exciting holiday events, JKI distributed their Service Awards to those team members who had reached a significant career milestone.  The following list shows those distinguished individuals who received their awards:

  • Juan Lopez – 5 Year Award
  • Jose Lopez – 5 Year Award
  • Steve Wafford – 5 Year Award
  • Miguel Guzman – 5 Year Award
  • Al Lovett – 5 Year Award
  • Jose “Eddie” Aguayo – 5 Year Award
  • Oscar Hernandez – 10 Year Award
  • Lianne Sanders – 10 Year Award
  • Josh Martinez – 10 Year Award
  • Mike Rayos – 10 Year Award
  • Jose Gastelum – 15 Year Award
  • James Loubey – 20 Year Award
  • Don Gates – 20 Year Award
  • Mike Dobson – 25 Year Award
  • Teresa Ward – 25 Year Award
  • Mark Decker – 35 Year Award

Latest Phillips Kwik Tech Tips

Check out the latest  “Kwik Tech Tips” provided by Phillips Industries.  It covers Voltage Drop Test Procedures to help troubleshoot circuit issues in your truck or trailer. Check it out below or hop on over to the Phillips website to see this and other tips.


LED vs. Incandescent – A Phillips QuickTip

Phillips Industries continues to support the HD industry with great learning resources including this month’s Qwik Tech Tips.  If you haven’t already, sign up for their tips at www.PhillipsQwikTechTips.com

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Custom Suspension Install Keeps Customer On Top

In the oil business things can change before you know it, and when time is of the essence, change can lead to big problems.  That is, unless you can quickly adapt and adjust to the changes, finding yourself ahead of the competition, and in a position to succeed.

Very little in the Oil Industry is cookie-cutter, off-the-shelf, or pre-made for your needs.  That’s where Sturgeon Services International (SSI) lives, in the custom and the innovative.  SSI is a full-service California oilfield contractor that pride themselves on being the “one stop shop” for California oilfields.

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Jerry & Keith’s has been a proud partner of SSI for decades and we continue to leverage each other’s special talents and knowledge to push the envelope of the industry.  One such example is the custom 60,000 lb rig that SSI brought to us last week.  The requirements were simple enough, “make it work.”  This required us to completely cut out the existing spring suspension and replace it with air springs.  To make it work, the rig needed to be set up as a tri-axle, but the third axle needed to be removable to allow for enough room for the rig to do it’s job.  After some modifications, we were able to rig a quick connect to allow for the removal along with manual valves to adjust the height as needed.

The unit was also fitted with a digital weight scale integrated into the air system for real time weight readings of the trailer.

Automated digital weighing system

Automated digital weighing system

Finally, the axles were all fitted with ABS and an additional air tank to handle the increased air demand.


This project only reemphasized the continued strength of the partnership between SSI and Jerry & Keith’s and how by working together, we can push the boundaries of innovation.


Wheel Checks: An Easy & Inexpensive Way to Prevent Loose Wheel Studs

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Photo – Bortle

Wheel loss accidents are no joke – for the driver, or for those who could be at the receiving end of an out-of-control 18 wheeler.  The good news – there is a simple and inexpensive option out there that can help prevent these types of accidents.  Enter the wheel nut indicator or “wheel check.”


  • Simple, visual means of confirming proper wheel nut torque in seconds
  • Reduces risk of wheel detachment accidents
  • Reduces equipment downtime and maintenance costs
  • Resistant to highway and cleaning chemicals
  • Easy to install and difficult to tamper with or dislodge
  • Bright color permits visibility at night and in dirty or muddy condition



High temperature wheel checks are available for application where heavy load vehicles stop frequently and will heat up the wheel to greater that 250° F in normal operation.

Jerry & Keith’s carries these handy devices and can get you running a safer fleet or vehicle.  Call us or drop in today to pick some up.

Jerry & Keith’s Launches New Website

After 45 years in the business, Jerry & Keith’s has fully embraced the technology age and updated their company website.  With the integration of social media and a clean, well-organized layout, Jerry & Keith’s hopes to create a user friendly way for customers to connect with the business and get the information they need quickly and efficiently.

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The site has been made to be easily updated creating an atmosphere with unlimited potential for getting the latest news to our customer base.  The new launch marks the beginning of a new era.  The site has the potential to progress in many directions and has been made flexible to accomodate future expansion.

So, go ahead, click around, take a tour and see what the new site provides, and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback and see what features you would like to see in future updates.

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