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Reduce citations, maximize uptime with these simple wheel end inspection tips

Don’t let wheel end violations put your trucks on the side of the road.

Troubleshooting common issues with heavy duty clutch bearings

We get it. Your wheel bearings are not at the top of your fleet inspection checklist, but just like your engine, transmission, or tires, ignoring proper maintenance procedures of your wheel bearings can cause damage. The failure of your truck’s clutch bearings, for example, could sideline it and potentially cause further damage to the entire

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The five most frequently asked bearing maintenance questions

Bearings play a crucial role on all wheel ends to keep your loads rolling, and they need maintenance TLC just like any other truck component. Bower has been producing bearings since 1907, so they’ve seen it all in the field. Today, Bower Heavy Duty Bearings by NTN conducts in-field bearing maintenance training for fleets to

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Complete equipment solutions that still tackle specific vocational tasks

Dump applications, flatbed and drop-deck hauls, dry bulk loads, pneumatic tank and liquid tank trailers–what do those applications have in common? On the surface, not much. Sure, it still involves a truck and hauling from Point A to B, but specialized applications often require specialized solutions. That can create a challenge for manufacturers and suppliers

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SAF-Holland launches Quick Parts Kit Guide

SAF-Holland recently announced the launch of the new SAF-Holland Aftermarket Quick Parts Kit Guide. Created to provide complete visibility of its line of service parts and tools, the new Quick Parts Kit Guide will provide distributors and dealers with a comprehensive listing of the most popular service parts, kits and tools needed to meet their

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Top truck wheel end maintenance tips

Reducing overall heavy-duty truck maintenance costs plays into every decision related to wheel-end systems, noted Tony Ryan, national service manager–fleets at SAF-Holland. “For example, air disk brakes have a higher initial cost which is offset by reduced overall maintenance costs,” he said. “Premium hub/bearing/lubrication systems can reduce maintenance issues.” In general, the wheel-end maintenance needs

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How to prepare for 2022 CVSA roadcheck inspections

Replacing wheel-end components on heavy-duty trucks may not be on the top of every fleet’s mind, but the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) warns truckers to make them a priority–and fast. The CVSA has announced that the theme of the 2022 International Roadcheck inspections will focus on wheel-ends and encourages truckers across North America to

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ConMet eMobility announces partnerships to expand eHub availability

ConMet eMobility has announced commercial partnerships and supply agreements 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 capture kinetic energy and convert it to electricity. The electricity is stored in a high-capacity, lightweight battery that sits beneath a

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Carben Tec enhances Fleet Solutions Portfolio

ConMet Digital announced its partnership with Carben Tec. The partnership incorporates ConMet Digital’s entire suite of products and data services into the Carben Tec portfolio. Carben Tec is a fleet solutions company that tailors IoT hardware and data services to improve public safety, liability mitigation and business structure. They are skilled in integrating with existing

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The role trailers could play in electrification

Range is a constant conversation in our increasingly electrified trucking world. The juxtaposition of getting more range is adding more batteries, but that adds weight to trucks that have spent the past decade, really, lightweighting components. But what about the trailer? Sure, batteries could add weight, and trailers tend to sit a lot, which is

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ConMet launches upgraded training Website with enhanced layout

ConMet has announced 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 knowledge of ConMet wheel end hubs and brake drums, including inspection and identification, recommended service, replacement or reinstallation, lubrication, and much more. The new learning management

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Stemco announces Discover XR wheel seal as standalone product

Stemco, an Enpro company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has launched its the new Discover XR wheel seal. This wheel seal solution was previously only available as a part of the Trifecta pre-adjusted hub assembly, but is now available as a standalone product. The Discover XR seal features exclusive GlideLock

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