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Navistar

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,…

New Agreement for Zero-Emission Trailer Tech

Vancouver, WA, Mar. 01, 2022 — ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold, pioneers in zero-emission transport refrigeration technology, and Sysco Corp., the global leader in foodservice distribution, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to supply Sysco with new zero-emission* refrigeration systems as part of a commercial evaluation program.…

ConMet’s PreSet Plus® eHub™ System Wins Heavy Duty Trucking 2022 Top 20 Award

Vancouver, WA, Feb. 25, 2022 — ConMet’s PreSet Plus® eHub™ system has been recognized by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) with a spot on their 2022 Top 20 list of products. This is the second year that ConMet has received HDT’s Top 20 Award. Products considered for HDT’s 2022 Top 20…

How the Role of the Fleet Maintenance Technician is Evolving

Class 8 trucks are being reimagined to solve today’s most pressing challenges — lowering emissions, increasing fuel efficiency, and improving safety, to name a few — and maintenance technicians need to keep up with a host of additional, specialized skills. Traditionally, fleet maintenance technicians are highly trained experts that perform…

Four Reasons To Use Smart Truck Technology

As truck telematics continues to evolve, it is important to stay ahead of the curve on intelligence and data science. Only smart technology can provide the actionable intelligence that will help fleets make better, more precise maintenance decisions and improve their operations. Many people aren’t aware that wheel hubs and…

Fleets weigh repair-versus-replace maintenance dilemma every day

Technicians deal with these decisions all the time: Rebuild complex assemblies—work that costs a lot of time and money—or simply replace them, which often comes with a smaller price tag and less effort. The tech shortage has only magnified this issue. Truck drivers traverse tens of thousands of miles each…

An Exciting Future with ConMet

An article by John Waters | Jan. 27, 2022 – Happy New Year from everyone here at ConMet! As we reflect on the past and prepare for the coming year, I am proud of what we’ve accomplished, and I look forward to what the future has in store for ConMet…

ConMet launches upgraded training website

Vancouver, WA | Jan. 18, 2022 – ConMet is pleased to announce the launch of a new, upgraded online training website. The video-based online training features two courses, Hub 101 and Brake Drum 101, that provides users with essential knowledge of ConMet wheel end hubs and brake drums, including inspection…

Carben Tec Enhances Fleet Solutions Portfolio

Vancouver, WA | Dec 09, 2021 – ConMet Digital is pleased to announce its partnership with Carben Tec, a trusted fleet solutions provider. The partnership incorporates ConMet Digital’s entire suite of products and data services into the Carben Tec portfolio. Backed by more than 50 years of ConMet’s advanced wheel…

Pedigree Technologies Now Offering ConMet Digital Products

Vancouver, WA | Nov. 15, 2021 – ConMet's Full Suite of Digital Products and Services Integrates with Pedigree Technologies’ OneView platform to track the health of wheel ends, tire pressure, axle load and air line pressure. Today, Pedigree Technologies, a leading telematics service provider, announces the addition of ConMet’s full…

ConMet Receives Three ‘Masters of Quality’ Awards

Vancouver, WA | Nov. 11, 2021 – ConMet, the industry’s leading global manufacturer of wheel hubs, structural plastic, and aluminum casting components for the commercial vehicle industry, is pleased to announce that three of its facilities have been awarded the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) 2020 Masters of Quality Supplier…

eMobility’s zero-emission trailer is on the road

VANCOUVER, WA | Sept. 12, 2021 ­– As the race to decrease emissions on transport refrigeration units (TRUs) is posing a major hurdle to commercial fleets, a zero-emission electric trailer is now available from ConMet eMobility that eliminates emissions, decreases noise, and reduces brake wear. The power behind the zero-emission…