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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

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

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

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

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

How suppliers work with telematics providers to get fleets the data they need

In the world of trailer telematics, integration lines are being drawn. Trailer OEMs and third-parties are both rapidly evolving trailer telematics solutions beyond location data. Suppliers are incorporating sensors into their tried-and-true trailer equipment and sending that info through the on-board trailer telematics system to deliver that information to fleets. But like many truck technology

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket highlights wheel end products at HDAW

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket is providing a glimpse into its wheel end components in booth no. 1401 at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2022. Among the products on display during this year’s show will be SKF’s line of fully loaded trailer hubs, featuring a design to reduce friction for improved rolling efficiency and higher capacity to

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Booming demand, strained supply and delivering data with Hendrickson’s new CEO, Pres.

Conventional 2022 trucking industry predictions basically boil down to, “Meet the New Year, same as the old year.” At least in the first quarter to through the first half, strong demand will continue, as well supply constraints. We’ve heard it from ACT Research, and Hendrickson’s newly appointed president and CEO, Matt Joy, doubled down on

SAF-Holland announces retirement of Rob Nissen

SAF-Holland announced that Rob Nissen, National Senior Service Manager, will be retiring from SAF-Holland, effective February 11, 2022. Nissen joined SAF-Holland (Holland Hitch) in 1993, as the General Service Manager. He’s held a variety of positions over his tenure, including a total of 22 years Directing Field Service, three years as Technical Service & Training

Replacing heavy-duty truck wheel bearings: Steel, aluminum hubs make a difference

When it comes to replacing heavy duty wheel bearings, it’s important to know the differences between steel and aluminum hubs. So let’s chart the differences. Starting with steel hubs, you’ll notice that it’s a more forgiving material and you don’t need to be as careful compared to working with aluminum. It’s typically also easier to

Standard-temp vs. high-temp clutch pilot bearings: What’s the difference?

When replacing a heavy-duty clutch pilot bearing, there are a few options to consider. You should always follow the OEM recommendations as they will require either standard- or high-temperature bearing, and that difference between the two is extremely important. While clutch pilot bearings are often thought of as a relatively simple deep groove ball bearing,