Avoiding wheel end maintenance complications
Here are the unintended component service consequences that come from fixing related equipment.
ConMet to showcase expanding eMobility product line at ACT Expo 2023
A look at the in-wheel electric solutions on display at the show.
Truck, trailer component data that improves service, equipment development
Today’s truck data opportunity means putting what you need to see where you need to see it.
ConMet announces new wheel end, electrification and digital products
During a press conference at TMC, ConMet made several notable announcements including a ConMet Digital Driver App and expansion of its eHub technology.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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