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Keep Your Fleet On The Road With Regular Preventive Maintenance

July 2023 - Preventive maintenance is the practice of scheduling regular service for a fleet, rather than waiting until a repair is necessary on a broken down and out-of-service vehicle. Regularly servicing vehicles takes the guesswork out of managing the fleet, ultimately saving time, money, and frustration. Increase uptime and…

How to accelerate your fleet’s sustainability goals by electrifying TRUs

June 2023 - Commercial vehicle fleets face mounting pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, which stem from the use of diesel fuel. While commercial vehicle electrification has gained traction in the passenger car market as an alternative to fossil fuels, implementing it across entire fleets of…

ConMet to showcase expanding eMobility product line at ACT Expo 2023

Anaheim, CA – May 1, 2023 — ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, is set to showcase its latest innovations at ACT Expo 2023 this week in Anaheim, CA. Among the exciting technologies being displayed at ConMet booth #5382, the company’s eMobility business…

Wheel End Maintenance 101: Keeping Your Hub Assemblies Road Ready

April 2023 - Fleets know the importance of keeping their vehicles in top shape and ready for service. Proper maintenance is crucial not only for safety but also for optimizing performance and minimizing downtime. Wheel ends, which consist of the wheel hub, spindle, bearings, and other related components, are essential…

ConMet Receives PACCAR SPM Award Across Three Divisions

Vancouver, Washington –– April 04, 2023 –– ConMet has received PACCAR's 2022 SPM Award across its wheel ends, castings, and plastics divisions. PACCAR, a leading global manufacturer of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, uses their comprehensive Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program to evaluate the performance of their suppliers in the…

ConMet Earns PACCAR 10 PPM Award at Six Manufacturing Facilities

Vancouver, Washington –– March 23, 2023 –– ConMet has earned PACCAR’s 10 PPM Award across six of ConMet's North American production facilities: Canton, North Carolina; Monroe, North Carolina; Chillicothe, Ohio; Clackamas, Oregon; Denton, TX, and Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. PACCAR, a leading global manufacturer of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks,…

Carrier Further Strengthens Electric Transport Refrigeration Capabilities through Strategic Alliance with ConMet

How Fleets Leverage Digital Technology to Maximize Safety Efforts

The rise of digital technology in today’s trucking industry is helping fleets maximize the effectiveness of their safety and compliance efforts. In addition to the top concern of the wellbeing of drivers, loads, and customers, fleets cannot ignore compliance issues that can lead to missed or late deliveries and potentially…

DTNA Recognizes ConMet’s Outstanding Service with the ‘Masters of Quality’ Award

Vancouver, WA | Sept. 28, 2022 ­– ConMet is excited to announce that three of its facilities have once again been awarded the Daimler Trucks North America 2021 Masters of Quality Supplier award. As the industry’s leading global manufacturer of wheel hubs, structural plastic, and aluminum casting components for the…

ConMet Masters of Quality Award

High-Voltage Safety Insights for Fleets Adopting Electric Vehicle Technology

The benefits of electric commercial vehicles are becoming more widely understood in the industry today – increased fuel efficiency, lower carbon emissions, simpler maintenance, quieter engines, and so on. But for safe and efficient operation, it is imperative to also fully understand the proper maintenance and service procedures of these…

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden visits ConMet’s Clackamas, Oregon, Foundry

Clackamas, OR ­– On Friday, August 12, 2022, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) visited ConMet’s award-winning foundry in Clackamas, Oregon. The visit was part of an ongoing initiative of ConMet’s to work with and educate policymakers on innovative technologies in the commercial vehicle sector that benefit both the industry and…

ConMet Receives Navistar Supplier Excellence Award

Vancouver, WA | July 6, 2022 ­– ConMet (Consolidated Metco, Inc.) announces its recognition for a Supplier Excellence award of Navistar, Inc., a commercial transportation solutions provider with a vision to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility. ConMet was awarded Navistar’s Gold Performance award, which recognizes excellence across quality, delivery,…

Driver Tips for Wheel End Pre-Trip Inspections

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently conducted its annual International Roadcheck. A 72-hour targeted inspection and enforcement program aiming to educate the industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations. The focus of the event this year was the wheel end. According to CVSA,…

Spotlight on Wheel End Safety

International Roadcheck, an annual three-day event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in cooperation with North American regulatory agencies, kicked off on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. During the 72-hour event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver…

Preventative Maintenance: A Critical Step To Managing Your Fleet

Preventive maintenance is the practice of scheduling regular service for a fleet, rather than waiting until a repair is necessary on a broken down and out-of-service vehicle. Regularly servicing vehicles takes the guesswork out of managing the fleet, ultimately saving time, money, and frustration. Increase uptime and safety while avoiding…

ConMet Receives 3 PACCAR Awards for 2021

Vancouver, WA | Mar. 31, 2022 ­– PACCAR has recognized ConMet with three 2021 Supplier Performance Management awards across multiple business units. ConMet’s Castings Division was one of only two PACCAR suppliers to reach SPM Masters status, PACCAR’s highest supplier performance award. Additionally, ConMet Wheel Ends and ConMet Plastics received…

Gain Efficiencies with Reefer Electrification in the Face of Supply Chain Uncertainties

Labor and material shortages across the globe have impacted life and industry throughout the supply chain, from manufacturers who are struggling to procure raw materials to the consumers who are unable to find the products they need. Sometimes overlooked in the discussion is that the supply chain itself has its…

ConMet eMobility Commercial eHub Partnerships

ORLANDO, FL | Mar. 06, 2022 ­– ConMet eMobility has announced commercial partnerships and supply agreements with some of the industry's top players, setting plans to increase sales of the PreSet Plus® eHub™. The eHub system pairs an in-wheel electric motor with a ConMet PreSet Plus hub assembly, engineered to…

Zero-Emission Trailer Collaboration with Meritor

Troy, MI, Mar. 03, 2022 — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with ConMet in which Meritor will develop purpose-built trailer suspensions and brakes, as well as tire inflation systems to work with ConMet’s PreSet Plus® eHub. This innovative system will enable production…

How Telematics Services Help Fleets Overcome the Effects of Supply Chain Challenges

The US trucking industry faces pressure from a struggling global supply chain and an unprecedented increase in demand for delivered goods. One major challenge is the inability for commercial vehicle manufacturers to keep up with new builds, stemming from material and worker shortages. Even if these shortages begin to improve,…