Trailer & Hitch Experts
People who depend on their trailers depend on JTI. We sell, service, and customize quality cargo, open, and specialty trailers of virtually every type. Whether you rely on trailers in your landscaping or contracting business, are hauling boats, motorcycles or snowmobiles, or just need a hitch for your new bike rack, you can rely on JTI to help you haul safely, dependably, and in style.
Moving a child to college? Motorcycles to Sturgis? Transporting furniture, a refrigerator, a load of mulch? Whether you need a trailer for a day or you depend on your trailers to run your business every day, JTI is here for you.
JTI offers new trailers from a variety of manufacturers, for sale and for rent. We also sell select used trailers, install virtually all types of hitches, and carry a wide selection of parts and accessories you might need, if you depend on your trailer.
Hitch in a Hurry?
We pride ourselves on educating our customers about their equipment and its operation, and we encourage them to schedule regular trailer maintenance and service. Of course, it's impossible to plan on everything - that's why we're here six days a week. (Need a hitch in a hurry? No appointment necessary!)
Our trailer inventory is updated here regularly, but you'll get the most up-to-the minute availability and pricing information by calling us at 888.759.6803
Our History: Building Trailers Since 1935
Johns Trailer Company was the precursor to the present JTI, Inc. and was founded by John Agoston in 1935. The business was initially located in a 1,600 square foot building on Buckeye Road in Cleveland, Ohio. A small building built of repurposed lumber housed a small business that survives today into the fourth generation of family ownership. The design and manufacture of temporary hitches that fastened to the bumper of automobiles, open utility and enclosed cargo trailers were the mainstay of the business. Hitches and trailers were rented from this location as well as a network of dealers established throughout northeast Ohio. As the business grew, hitches and trailers were sold to other trailer rental outfits throughout the central and eastern United States.
Towing, Hauling, and Changing Through the Years
The second generation of ownership expanded the business in the early 1960s to include the design and manufacture of hitches and towbars used in the rental car industry. At that time, a rental car company could offer the service of delivering a car to the customer’s home or business. A small car was towed behind the rental car with a temporary hitch and towbar. A single driver would deliver the rental car then return to the home office in the towed vehicle to repeat the process. Hitches and towbars were shipped to customers throughout the United States and Canada.
That all changed with the advent of the energy-absorbing bumper found on vehicles today. JTI continued to roll with the industry's changes, and capital from the rental car towing hitch business paved the way for the building of the present facility that houses JTI, Inc. in Oakwood Village, Ohio.
JTI’s roots remain in the trailer business. In our Oakwood Village building we focus on trailer sales, repair and maintenance, and provide some customization services. JTI's fabrication specialists manufacture new and replacement trailer axles for individual consumers and commercial trailer customers. JTI new and used trailers from trusted brands like Atlas, Carry-On and Load Rite, service, trailer components and parts, and towing accessories are the mainstay of JTI. The third generation of ownership expanded the business to include the sales, installation and service of snow and ice management equipment including Boss snow plow parts and accessories and Meyer snow plow blades.
Call us at 888.759.6803 or stop in our showroom to see how we've rolled with the changes - and how we can keep you rolling! We'd love to meet you!