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Information and insight to what is going on in the industry and behind the doors of ConMet.

Wheel end PMs to Keep Your Fleet Running Safely

Smart fleet managers practice preventive maintenance (PM), scheduling regular service for their vehicles before they need it. The alternative, waiting for a vehicle to break down and become out-of-service, causes unnecessary downtime. Regularly servicing vehicles takes the guesswork out of managing the fleet, ultimately saving time, money, and frustration. Increase…

ConMet Receives Supplier Award from Aurora Parts

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Nov. 14, 2023 — ConMet has been honored with the Supplier Partnership Award for Superior Performance in 2022 from Aurora Parts, a service solutions provider for heavy-duty trailers in North America. Aurora Parts recognizes ConMet's exceptional commitment to product excellence, marketing and sales support, and continuous improvement,…

Aurora Parts presented ConMet with the 2022 Supplier Partnership Award for Superior Performance, recognizing exceptional products, support, and improvements.

ConMet Acquires TruckLabs, the Creator of TruckWings

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Nov. 7, 2023 — ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative parts and components for commercial trucks and trailers, today announced the acquisition of TruckLabs, a technology company focused on reducing carbon emissions and improving operational efficiencies for fleets. The acquisition is part of ConMet’s 60-plus year…

PreSet® Wheel End Technology: The Evolution of Excellence

At ConMet, we take pride in our ability to help our customers solve problems. We put ourselves in their shoes and embrace their challenges as our own. This allows us to dedicate the necessary resources to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions. Thanks to our visionary engineering and manufacturing teams, our innovations…

Optimize Operations to Maximize the Benefits of Zero-Emission Reefers

October 5, 2023--As the commercial vehicle industry continues to work toward decreased emissions and more sustainable operations, the topic of fleet electrification is shifting from a matter of if to a matter of when. To successfully deploy zero-emission reefers, fleets should take a comprehensive approach that includes conducting internal needs…

ConMet Establishes European Headquarters, Further Advancing Global Strategic Growth

Stuttgart, Germany –– October 03, 2023 –– ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, is excited to announce the establishment of their European headquarters. This strategic move demonstrates ConMet's commitment to serving the unique needs of the European market and providing innovative solutions to…

ConMet PreSet Plus® Hub Assemblies Chosen as Standard for Cheetah Chassis Trailers

Vancouver, WA – September 19, 2023 – ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, is excited to announce that its PreSet Plus hub assemblies have been selected as the standard choice for Cheetah Chassis, a manufacturer of custom container chassis and specialized flatbed trailers.…

Choosing the Right Telematics Provider for Your Fleet’s Success

August 2023 - The transportation industry has seen a significant transformation with the adoption of telematics solutions for commercial vehicle fleets. These advanced systems provide valuable data and insights that can optimize fleet management, improve safety, and increase efficiency. However, not all telematics providers are created equal. When choosing a…

ConMet Expands eMobility Business

Vancouver, WA - August 14, 2023 – ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, is excited to announce the acquisition of assets focused on e-mobility products from the Saietta Group's Netherlands branch. With this new agreement, ConMet is integrating the intellectual property and employees…

How to Maximize Results When Integrating Telematics into Fleet Operations

MAY 2023 - In recent years, digital fleet telematics solutions have emerged as a critical tool for fleet management, providing fleet operators with insights into vehicle and driver performance, asset health, and operational efficiency. However, the success of telematics solutions largely depends on how well they are integrated into the…

ConMet Digital Driver App for Telematics Solution Now Available for Download

Vancouver, WA — April 27, 2023 — ConMet is excited to announce the release of the Digital Driver app, now available for download for iOS and Android, as part of its telematics portfolio of solutions. Drivers are key to fleet success; empowering drivers brings the strength of data to the…

ConMet Digital Driver App Download

Platform Science Brings ConMet Digital’s Telematics Portfolio to Fleet Solutions Catalog

SAN DIEGO and Vancouver, WA -- April ​4​​, 2023 -- Platform Science, a leading connected vehicle platform, and ConMet Digital today announced a new collaboration to offer ConMet’s telematics portfolio in Platform Science's industry-leading marketplace of solutions. The ConMet Digital suite of products provides fleet managers, drivers, and dispatchers with…

How to Prepare For the Fleet Maintenance Shift of an Electric Era

March 2023 - One of the many benefits of electrifying commercial vehicles is EVs often have reduced maintenance needs. Electric tractors and refrigerated trailers have far fewer moving parts than traditional diesel trucks and reefers, requiring less overall maintenance and offering fleet managers the opportunity to simplify maintenance schedules. Like…

Charging Commercial Vehicle

Why the Commercial Vehicle Industry is Turning to Lightweight Components

March 2023 - Today’s global commercial vehicle industry is facing many challenges, from supply chain uncertainties to accelerating climate change. Thanks to the resilience and innovation prevalent in this industry, creative solutions are being implemented to counter these challenges and ensure goods continue to reach their destination without interruption. The…

Commercial Vehicle Light-Weighting

ConMet Unveils Emerging Technologies For the Commercial Vehicle Market

Orlando, FL –– February 26, 2023 –– ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, announces today its upcoming product and capability expansion plans for each business unit. The company’s ongoing focus on tech-enabled innovation, engineering expertise, and manufacturing excellence has facilitated the growth of…

Telematics and the Road to Fleet Maintenance Autonomy

February 2023 - As more organizations are adopting fleet telematics technology, maintenance programs are becoming smarter, more efficient, and more effective. These systems are upping the ante on traditional preventative maintenance by introducing the ability to detect early life wear of critical components that may need to be serviced prior to…

3 Ways to Enhance Your Preventative Maintenance Program

January 2023 - Preventative maintenance is make-or-break for commercial vehicles. Ignoring this critical component of fleet management can lead to breakdowns, missed deadlines, poor customer experience, and other undesirable and costly repercussions. On the other hand, when a comprehensive preventative maintenance program is implemented – and adhered to – fleets…

How electrification of commercial vehicles improves total cost of ownership (TCO)

January 2023 - The adoption of electric vehicle technology is becoming more common in the commercial vehicle industry, as new regulations are cracking down on emissions and fleets are establishing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. But one benefit that isn’t necessarily top of mind when fleets are considering commercial…

ConMet Digital partners with Stephens Pneumatics to supply telematics for new tank trailer builds

Vancouver, WA January 10, 2023 – ConMet Digital is pleased to announce a partnership with Stephens Pneumatics, a manufacturer of highly customized tank trailers, transporters, and vehicle beds, to supply fleet telematics systems for new tank trailer builds. Starting immediately, fleets have the option to add any ConMet Digital data…

How telematics help fleets capitalize on cost savings during winter months

For commercial vehicle fleets, the winter months mean an increase in operating costs. When assets are exposed to cold temperatures, moisture, salt, and other ice-melting chemicals, parts are vulnerable to early-life wear and more frequent maintenance is required. Drivers must also use extra caution in harsh conditions, and processes like…