All About Wheel Seals

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Function, Fail Detection and How to Replace What You Need to Know About Wheel Seals The wheel ends of your truck or trailer are critical to optimal operation and have several components. One of the key components is the wheel seal. Because seals aren’t readily visible, you usually don’t know when one is damaged until […]

How to Improve Fleet Management Practices

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In the fast-paced world of commercial trucking, effective fleet management starts with timely pickups and deliveries—but it doesn’t end there. It’s a multifaceted effort that continually strives for process improvement, optimized productivity, enhanced safety measures, and of course, maximized revenue. It’s no simple task. And while there’s no “easy” answer or “silver bullet” to overcoming […]

Keeping Moisture Out of Wheel Ends This Winter

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Here at STEMCO, we often talk about how preparation is one of the best ways to make the roadways safer. As the seasons change, it’s important to make simple updates to your fleet such as checking your tire pressure and changing your windshield wipers, but it’s just as important to make defensive seasonal adjustments to […]

The Importance of Driver Training and Retention

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the largest national trade association for the trucking industry, there’s currently a shortage of more than 78,000 truck drivers on the roads daily. Even worse, the ATA also estimates a need to hire around 1.2 million new drivers over the next decade to meet increasing freight demands, and […]

STEMCO’s Guide to Saving Fuel In Summer: Fuel-Efficient Practices For Your Fleet

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When summer arrives and temperatures begin to climb, it’s no surprise that gas prices tend to follow suit. ‘Tis the season, so to speak. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) statistics show that from 2000 through 2022, the average monthly price of U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline in August was about 39 […]

Preparing Your Truck For Summer Driving

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Here at STEMCO, we’re always thinking proactively to help make sure our customers get the most out of their fleets and that each truck is in the best condition possible year round. Summertime is here which means so are clear skies, sunshine, and long days of driving on simmering hot, “fry an egg on it” […]

Streamline Your Maintenance Practices

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At STEMCO, our primary mission is to help trucking fleets operate more safely and efficiently. That’s why we take the time to update our Wheelhouse Blog regularly with information about our latest equipment as well as practices to consider. In this piece, we’re addressing a couple of ways that fleet managers can streamline their maintenance […]

How to Get Accurate End Of Year Fleet Reporting

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Fleet managers understand the importance of data collection. After all, gathering fleet data is what leads to better business decisions and more efficient fleet operations. However, the reporting process itself is often quite time consuming, and for most fleet managers, this can be a challenge when trying to minimize downtime and maintain multiple fleet schedules. […]

Warning Signs of Equipment Wear and Tear

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At STEMCO, we keep safety at the forefront of all we do. It’s what motivates us to engineer reliable products that you can trust. In our commitment to “Making the Roadways Safer,” one way that we help fleet maintenance managers is by providing training and education in healthy maintenance practices. The most common questions we […]

3 Ways to Conserve Fuel for Your Fleet

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Fuel costs are one of the most challenging expenses that fleet managers face. And though fluctuating fuel prices only seem to complicate the issue further, there are a few proactive steps that can be taken to help managers regain some control while increasing their overall fleet performance and profitability. To ease the burden of fuel […]