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How wheel-end monitoring puts the brakes on thermal events

Wheel ends are complicated systems and are among the highest friction points on any tractor-trailer, so trucking fleets hear a lot about thermal events at both the wheel and tire. These events are expensive in terms of extra maintenance and downtime, and can cause great harm to equipment, cargo, and even people.

The good news is that in the heavy-duty space, several manufacturers have come to market with wheel-end monitoring technologies—connected via onboard digital hubs to the cloud—that help head off incidents, avoid costly downtime, and identify maintenance errors that can cause wheel- and tire-related problems and failures.

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