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Managing trailer telematics data overload

Fleets have a want and demand for not necessarily more data, but more actionable information.

Grote Industries acquires Star Headlight & Lantern Co, Inc.

The acquisition will become part of the newly-created Star Safety Technologies by Grote, a holding company.

Grote Industries acquires Star Headlight & Lantern Co, Inc.
Grote Industries, Stoneridge announce wired rear-view trailer camera

The companies say the 4SEE technology can help drivers better avoid potential dangers and obstacles through increased viability.

Grote Industries adds three accomplished employees to leadership team

Grote continues added three experienced members to its leadership team. Kent Bode has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. sales team; Cesar Perez-Bolivar transitions to take over leadership responsibilities of Grote Electronics; and Mel Mendoza has been hired as the new Vice President of Operations, North America. Bode started

Smart trailers: Why they’re worth it

Fleet managers have a truck ton of data coming at them, and with the evolving smart trailer landscape, there’s even more on the horizon. Trailer components like embedded tire sensors, ABS sensors and cargo sensors (to name a few) can provide fleets with actionable analytics to make smarter decisions. Of course, this means investing both

Change underway at Grote Industries

As Grote Industries enters its 121st year of operation, the family continues in its leadership and embraces change in preparation for the future. Recently, fourth-generation family members, Dominic, John and Mike Grote acquired 100% control of Grote Industries, Inc. Along with this expansion in their ownership, the vision for Grote has also progressed. Dominic Grote

Grote Industries introduces new smart trailer system

Grote Industries announced the development of the 4SEE smart trailer system, a combination of hardware and software that will enable truck fleets to have much more access to data related to their operations and help improve safety on the roadways. Grote Industries’ 4SEE technology works by connecting the harness, nose box and multiple sensors, creating

Photo gallery: TMC 2022

What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and

Grote Industries to expand its Mexico facility

Grote Industries announced an expansion of its engineering and production facility, Grote Industries de Mexico, in Monterrey, Mexico. Power cords, trailer wire harnesses, cables, and air-line products are designed and manufactured at this facility. This expansion will add production and manufacturing space, as well as shipping capacity and staff space. Along with the expansion of

Grote Industries expands BriteZone LED work lamp family

Grote Industries has expanded its BriteZone family of products, adding eight new part numbers to the lineup to fit a variety of applications. The new rigid-mount handheld light (BZ421-5) features a digital readout that lets the user know precisely what battery charge level is left. The gooseneck lamp (BZ131-5) is an option for work trucks

Grote Industries announces new CFO

Brian Blanton has joined Grote Industries as its chief financial officer, bringing with him 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles with 20 years spent in automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway supplier manufacturing. Blanton most recently served as CFO of Mubea Group, North America and previously served as director, EPM transformation at The Hackett

HDMA spotlights Western Star, Grote equipment relationship

HDMA is spotlighting lighting components from Grote Industries, whose LED headlamps are used in the new Western Star 49X work trucks. These new trucks from Western Star Trucks — a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) — have headlamps built around a patented bi-optic system that delivers what the company calls a perfect mix