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Replace and Save: Why rebuilding wheel hubs is costing fleets money

Commercial vehicle fleets are constantly adapting to fluctuating market conditions, increasing customer expectations, and supply chain volatility, among a multitude of other factors. As fleets are working to strike the right balance between the needs of their customers and good business decisions, they tend to focus on a critical metric:…

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…

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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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…

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…

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,…

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…

Connected Technology and Autonomous Trucking: Then, Now, and in the Future

Fueled by an unrelenting need to increase safety and optimize efficiencies, connected technology is shaping the future of transportation and bringing the industry another step closer to autonomous trucking. In the commercial vehicle industry, professionals are always looking to enhance key areas of their business, from the total cost of…

The Zero-Emission Trailer Solves Challenges of Electric TRU

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, to not only curb emissions but also reduce noise and brake wear. Across the commercial vehicle industry, tightening regulations and an increased focus on Corporate…

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…

Air Disc Brakes Gain Safety and Maintenance Advantages

In recent years, many North American truck and trailer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have recognized the benefits of air disc brakes (ADB) and have made them standard fit on several models. As Fleet Equipment outlines, disc brakes offer significant safety and performance advantages such as shortened stopping distances and limited…

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ConMet Joins the Electrification Revolution

Our industry is poised for a technological revolution. Most commercial vehicles today struggle to meet carbon emission regulations, have too many moving parts that need maintenance, and come with a high cost of ownership. These factors - along with breakthroughs in autonomous driving technology - are paving the way for…

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Leaders in Heavy Duty Wheel End Technology

Prior to 1995 most of the wheel end parts used in trucks and tractor-trailers were made out of iron. That all changed when we introduced our lighter and easier-to-install aluminum PreSet technology, which quickly made aluminum the OEM standard. Today, 75% of the wheel ends for the heavy duty market…

ConMet’s Plastics Group

Since the 1980’s, the ConMet Plastics group has steadily grown to become the leader of plastic product content within the class 6-7-8 North American commercial vehicle market. Currently, we develop and manufacture for all medium and heavy-duty truck OEM’s including DTNA, PACCAR, Volvo/Mack, and Navistar. (more…)

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