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The 8 most common wheel bearing maintenance issues

Wheel bearings may not be the first item you think of when making your fleet’s maintenance checklist. There are bigger components—the engine, the tires, the safety system—that, just by their nature, demand more of your attention. But that does not mean that wheel bearings can be swept under the rug, as failures can lead to

RevHD announces improved Rev Max Wheel Seal

RevHD’s new Rev Max wheel seal is now available nationwide. The Rev Max aftermarket wheel seal carries a five-year warranty that includes the vehicle’s brakes if the technician performing the service has completed RevHD’s online training program. The company touts the orange color of the seal’s top plate, which the company says allows customers to

Myers Industries unveils new brand identity

Myers Industries Inc., a manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products and distributor for the tire, wheel and under-vehicle service industry, recently unveiled its new brand identity, which is intended to more clearly represent the company’s comprehensive offerings and value to customers. According to the company, the new master brand, logo, and website reflect

Truck wheel technology for weight savings, corrosion resistance, connectivity

Every fleet has unique preferences for wheel specifications, notes Mike Palladino, director of wheels product management at Accuride. Manufacturers should ask what’s important to their customers, he relates. For example, is it light-weighting equipment, financial impact, aesthetics or driver preference? They also need to be ready to meet all of the requirements for any vocation.

Utility makes ConMet Preset Plus standard on all trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has made ConMet Preset Plus wheel end hubs the standard base specification on all Utility trailer models. The company says ConMet Preset Plus features: an optimized bearing spacer; long-life bearings engineered to withstand demanding operating conditions; an integrated spindle nut; precision machined casting; extended life seals; ABS tone ring; magnetic fill

The importance of spec’ing durable, long-lasting wheel ends and bearings

Wheel ends are an important component of your trucks, but preferably one you’d rather not think about too much. In an ideal world, the wheel end will be a steady component that keeps doing its job, keeping your trucks rolling and your loads moving. For that to be the case, it’s important for wheel ends

Watch: How to maximize a truck’s fuel economy using wheel position

Every fleet wants to maximize efficiency, so here’s a fuel economy tire hack: Maximize the impact of the truck’s wheel position. You see, the trailer wheel position, which carries the most weight, contributes the most to the overall fuel efficiency of a commercial truck at about 43%. This is followed by the drive position at

Tips for servicing steel and alloy wheels

When it comes to mounting tires, not all commercial truck wheels are the same, and it is important a shop’s equipment has the right features to handle different components with care. According to Coats Garage: “With the majority of commercial tires mounted on steel or alloy wheels, your technicians need to know the key differences

Goodyear, ConMet partner on combined commercial tire/wheel hub analytics solution

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and ConMet say they have partnered to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends. The companies say the goal is to allow fleets to remotely monitor their vehicles in real time, automate insights and make better

Watch: Stave off winter’s effect on your truck’s wheel ends

Truck drivers have a lot to watch out for when they’re out on the roads in winter so the right wheel-end practices in the shop can help deliver peace of mind when it comes to their brakes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series.

Mack offers FlowBelow as factory option

FlowBelow has announced that beginning Jan. 1, its wheel covers and drive wheel fairings will be available to be spec’ed on new Mack Anthem trucks. Mack will offer the fairings in black and white, and the wheel covers will be offered in black, white and chrome. Customers can begin requesting the products now, for any

Hendrickson acquires Stemco’s Motor Wheel, Crewson businesses

Hendrickson recently announced the acquisition of the Motor Wheel brake drum & Crewson slack adjuster business segments, from Stemco and parent company EnPro Industries. “We are excited about this acquisition and the rich American heritage of Motor Wheel. We have been working to revitalize the Motor Wheel name with a new brand mark, a tagline