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Regenerative Power for Zero-Emission Reefer Trailers

Marc Trahand, VP & General Manager ConMet eMobility The transition of fleets to electric vehicles is contingent upon the expansion and enhancement of charging networks and infrastructure. Given that electric tractors and trailers require substantial energy resources, the present electrical infrastructure in the U.S. finds itself strained, capable of accommodating…

ConMet Receives APEX Award from Daimler Truck North America 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Feb. 06, 2023 — ConMet is honored to have been recognized with a supplier award from DTNA Parts’ Achieving Parts Excellence (APEX) program. The award recognizes the company’s outstanding performance as an aftermarket parts and components supplier. This year marks the launch of DTNA Parts APEX program,…

ConMet Expands Medium-Duty PreSet Hub Aftermarket Portfolio

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jan. 23, 2024 – ConMet, a leading global provider of innovative parts and components for commercial trucks and trailers, is excited to announce they have expanded the aftermarket availability of their industry-standard PreSet® hubs. With this expansion of their pre-assembled wheel hub technology, more fleets can benefit…

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ConMet Receives 2023 Supplier Excellence Award from Navistar

Vancouver, WA | September 28, 2023 – ConMet is proud to announce it has received a 2023 Supplier Excellence Award from Navistar, a commercial transportation solutions provider with a vision to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility. Navistar’s Supplier Excellence Awards acknowledge suppliers in two primary areas: Performance and Leadership.…

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Visits ConMet Foundry in Clackamas, Oregon, With a Focus on Sustainability

Clackamas, OR — On July 17, 2023, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) visited the Clackamas, Oregon foundry of ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers. Dan Mahr, Labor Liaison and Regional Representative for Clackamas County in the Office of Senator Jeff Merkley, was also…

ConMet eMobility Enables First Zero-Emission Refrigerated Tractor-Trailer Deployed by Penske Logistics

Vancouver, WA — July 18, 2023 — ConMet eMobility announced today that Penske Logistics has become the first third-party logistics provider to successfully pair an nMotion™ TR 160-45 equipped reefer trailer with a Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck. The pairing enables zero-emission refrigerated transport by combining an all-electric tractor with a…

ConMet to Showcase Innovative, Lightweight Commercial Vehicle Components at IAA Transportation 2022

Hannover, Germany - September 19, 2022 ­– ConMet, a leading global manufacturer of wheel end systems, chassis components, structural plastics, telematics, and alternative energy solutions for commercial vehicles, is set to exhibit at IAA Transportation, September 20-25, 2022, in Hannover, Germany. The company will feature its high-performance, lightweight wheel end…

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Overcoming Today’s Challenges in Telematics

Isaac Otto, ConMet's digital product manager, talks about shifting the focus of onboard telematics from raw data points to integrated systems that deliver actionable intelligence and improve fleet profitability. In recent years, onboard telematics has helped the commercial vehicle industry tackle a lot of today’s most pressing issues, including safety…

Utility Makes ConMet Preset Plus® Standard on All Trailers

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA | Apr. 9, 2021 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce ConMet Preset Plus® wheel end hubs as the standard base specification on all…

ConMet Wins PACCAR’s SPM Awards Across All Business Units

VANCOUVER, WA | Apr. 7, 2021 – ConMet has been recognized by PACCAR as a recipient of three Supplier Performance Management awards for 2020. ConMet’s Wheel Ends and Castings divisions received the SPM Leader award, while Plastics received the SPM Achiever award. PACCAR suppliers are evaluated cross-functionally in the areas…

Optimal Vehicle Management through Telematics: Fleet Complete and ConMet Team Up

Toronto, Canada | Apr. 1, 2021 – Fleet Complete, a leading global provider of connected mobility solutions, is excited to announce a new partnership with ConMet, an industry leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of commercial vehicle parts for more than 50 years. ConMet develops innovative solutions that drive…

Road Ready Partners with ConMet on PreSet Plus® SmartHub™ System

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. | Mar. 22, 2021 – Road Ready from Clarience Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of fleet and supply chain visibility, has partnered with ConMet to advance its trailer telematics capabilities. Road Ready is the industry’s first telematics solution that incorporates “smart” OE trailer systems into a single fleet…

Goodyear and Conmet to Offer Fleets the Commercial Tire Industry’s First Combined Tire and Wheel Hub Analytics Solution

AKRON, Ohio | Jan. 27, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ConMet announced today their strategic collaboration to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends. For the first time in the industry, two companies…

Hirschbach Selects Phillips Connect and ConMet Smart Technologies for New Refrigerated Trailers

Newport Beach, CA | January 26, 2021 – Hirschbach, one of the nation’s most innovative fleets, will add Phillips Connect and ConMet smart trailer technologies to 1200 new refrigerator trailers they will purchase in 2021. The sensor technologies chosen by Hirschbach will give them increased visibility to the health of their…

ConMet Facility Becomes First to Receive DTNA Supplier Award for 30 Consecutive Years

VANCOUVER, WA | December 16, 2020 – Once again, ConMet’s dedication to quality has earned its Monroe, NC facility the prestigious Masters of Quality Supplier award from Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA). The Masters of Quality Supplier award is given to component and service vendors of Freightliner Trucks and…

Custom Commodities Selects ConMet’s PreSet Plus® SmartHub™ Health Monitoring Technology to Improve Safety and Productivity

VANCOUVER, WA | December 7, 2020 — ConMet is excited to announce that Custom Commodities, a tanker fleet based out of Gilmer, TX, has begun to upfit their vehicles with the PreSet Plus SmartHub. After a brief trial-use of ConMet’s newest technology, Custom Commodities is expanding the use of the…