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New ConMet App Looks to Expedite Freight Mobility

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Beto Dantas, ConMet's chief technology and innovation officer, says the app provides a “simplified view of the data needed to increase speed and accuracy of pre-trip inspections.” (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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ORLANDO, Fla. —  ConMet announced a set of technology tools for improving communication and efficiency industrywide Feb. 26.

At the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, the firm indicated it plans to unveil new smartphone applications designed to enhance real-time connectivity associated with fleets’ performance.

The ConMet Digital Driver App will be available for smartphone devices and tablets this year. Specifically, its online communication tools will be used for optimizing views of data that would be useful for expediting freight mobility and vehicle maintenance.

In background about the app, the firm also indicated the app would assist users to “determine when to take action during a route, and streamline communication between the driver and the service team to increase uptime and efficiency.”

The app is meant to offer a “simplified view of the data needed to increase speed and accuracy of pre-trip inspections,” Beto Dantas, ConMet chief technology and innovation officer, said at TMC 2023.

“Since 1964, our innovation-first mindset has enabled us to solve the problems of the commercial vehicle industry,” ConMet President John Waters said in a separate statement. “Our deep industry roots and expertise — especially surrounding the wheel end — allow us to continually develop new ways of making vehicles lighter, safer and more efficient.”

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In January, ConMet Digital announced a partnership with Stephens Pneumatics, which manufactures customized tank trailers, transporters and vehicle beds. Through the partnership, fleets have the option to incorporate ConMet Digital data solutions to new tank trailer orders from Stephens Pneumatics.

“Our goal at ConMet Digital is to help fleets make data-driven decisions that lead to improvements in utilization, uptime, safety and maintenance,” ConMet General Manager Paul Washicko said in a statement at the time.

ConMet, a division of Amsted Industries, is a global supplier of wheel hubs, aluminum castings and structural plastics to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket channels in the commercial vehicle industry. ConMet Digital, established in 2019, was set up to advance innovations on internet-of-things for heavy-duty vehicles.

According to the company: “Together with the unmatched commercial vehicle expertise and support of ConMet, ConMet Digital provides holistic, actionable insights into the tractor-trailer ecosystem to help fleets improve operations.”

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