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

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:…

Cultivating a “Service to Others” Mindset at ConMet

An article by John Waters | Nov. 29, 2022 – At ConMet, everything we do is guided by our core values. Two of those core values – Integrity and Respect for People – have driven us to look beyond our business practices toward a “Service to Others” mindset. We encourage and help…

Industry Leaders Join Together to Advance Freight Electrification

WASHINGTON—In September, the Electrification Coalition (EC) announced the launch of the Electric Freight Consortium (EFC), a forum for collaboration between the EC, private-sector partners and industry leaders representing a broad cross-section of the freight transportation sector that will accelerate freight electrification at scale. The EFC will complement its innovative freight policy and…

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

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…

Lightweight Wheel Ends at IAA

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,…

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…

ConMet PreSet Plus® eHub™