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August 7 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Offers Alcoa Aluminum Wheels As Option

Peterbilt

Peterbilt is offering new, lightweight Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Wheels, Alcoa, Lightweighting

July 29 2014 - Products

Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds

Webb Wheel OEM

Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its ductile-iron TN-model trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The hub now weighs 35 pounds, which Webb claims is the lightest ductile iron hub available for 25,000-pound-rated TN trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Webb Wheel, Wheel Hubs, Wheels, Lightweighting

June 2 2014 - Products

Accu-Flange from Accuride Fights Flange Wear

Accuride

Accu-Flange wheels from Accuride feature a protective surface treatment that reduces rim flange wear in trucks carrying heavy and shifting loads, and in frequent stop-start applications.

Tags: Accuride, Wheels

April 15 2014 - Products

Webb Wheel Releases Webb Vortex Unlimited Brake Drum with Cool Running Technology

Webb Wheel Aftermarket

Webb Wheel Aftermarket has released a new Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drum featuring patent-pending Cool Running Technology vents that increase air flow producing 15% cooler operating temperatures for better braking performance and adding 25% to brake drum life.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Wheels, Tires and Wheels

March 27 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

Alcoa Wheels

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Alcoa has rolled out what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, with the help of a new alloy.

Tags: Alcoa, Mid-America Trucking Show, Lightweighting, Wheels

March 11 2014 - Products

Webb Wheel’s New LifeShield Technology Protects Rotors from Corrosion

Webb Wheel

Webb Wheel disc brake rotors are now available with an added barrier against corrosion to extend rotor life and replacement intervals. Webb’s new LifeShield technology creates an invisible protective layer across the entire rotor surface to resist corrosion beyond what traditional coatings offer.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Wheels, corrosion-resistant, Tires and Wheels, Disc Brake Rotors

March 10 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheels Lightest in the Industry

Alcoa

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products says its new 14-inch wide base and 9-inch wheels are again the lightest in the industry, using Alcoa's proprietary LvL One wheel manufacturing process of light weighting coupled with 6061 alloy.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Wide-Base Tires

February 27 2014 - Products

TireStamp Adds Intelligence to TPMS Alerting

TireStamp Inc

TireStamp Inc. has added a higher level of intelligence to each of its TireVigil TPMS products. This new concept, branded as IntellAlerting, provides visibility of tire problems when they are occurring as well as when they are being corrected. It sends tire alerts only to personnel who can actually take action based on a vehicle’s location and operating status.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

February 25 2014 - Products

Halo Tire Inflator Available For Tractors and Trailers

Aperia Technologies

A new automatic tire inflation system will work on drive axles as well as trailer axles. The Halo Tire Inflator, which uses the wheel's own rotational motion, is the first complete automatic tire inflation solution to serve both tractors and trailers with either dual or wide-base tires, according to the company.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, ATIS, Aperia Technologies

February 20 2014 - Products

New GT Radial GDM635 Mixed Service Tire Features Deep Lug Tread Design

Giti Tire USA

The new GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire is being introduced in North America to provide mixed service fleets consistent traction, effective protection against stones and long tread wear.

Tags: Tires, Wheels, Giti TIre USA

February 18 2014 - Products

Rotary Lift Introduces MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift

Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift’s new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 pounds, making it much easier and more ergonomic for technicians to work on heavy-duty trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels, In the Shop

January 29 2014 - Products

CMA Launches New Double Coin Tires Mobile Application

Double Coin, CMA

Double Coin Tires and CMA launched of a new Double Coin Tires mobile application available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones.

Tags: GPS, Information Technology, Double Coin, Wheels, CMA

January 27 2014 - Products

Alcoa Rolls Out Dura-Bright EVO Wheel

Alcoa

Alcoa has rolled out a new commercial truck wheel, the Dura-Bright EVO wheel. Alcoa’s new surface-treated Dura-Bright EVO wheel maintains all the benefits of its predecessor, the Dura-Bright wheel with XBR technology, while taking the wheel’s performance to a new level.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa

January 23 2014 - Products

Stemco Announces New Corrosion-Free Hub Cap

Stemco

Stemco released its new engineered lightweight-composite Defender hub cap. The Defender hub cap has an ultra-durable design that features a seamless molding process which creates a leak-free body-to-window seal.

Tags: Wheels, Stemco, Hub cap

January 2 2014 - Products

Bridgestone Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels

A truck tire just retreaded with Continental’s HTL1 ContiTread flat precure tread sits freshly painted and ready for a fleet customer at DLS Retreading, Inc., a ContiTread licensed retreader in South Carolina.

December 17 2013 - Products

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Wheels, ContiTreads

December 17 2013 - Products

Doran 360 TPMS Integration with Omnitracs

Doran, Omnitracs

Doran Manufacturing announced the integration of its Doran 360 TPMS with Omnitrac’s Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200). The collaborative project will provide drivers with a user interface and provide fleets with off-truck access to tire pressure data and low pressure alarms to use and help control tire repair and maintenance costs.

Tags: Information Technology, TPMS, Tires, Wheels, Doran, Omnitracs

December 15 2013 - Products

Aeolus HN277 Ultra Line-Haul Steer Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

Alliance Tire Group

The Aeolus HN277 Ultra line-haul steer tire has received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that the fuel saving benefits of this type of tire have been verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Tires, ATG, Wheels

A sampling of some of Alcoa's current truck wheel offerings.

October 20 2013 - Products

Alcoa Introduces New Aluminum Wheel Alloy, First Product Due Early 2014

Alcoa

Alcoa Wheels rolled a new aluminum wheel alloy, its first in 45 years, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., and will introduce its first new wheel featuring this alloy early next year.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, ATA2013

October 3 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels

August 27 2013 - Products

American Force Wheels Add New Design for Work Trucks

American Force Wheels

American Force Wheels intruduced the new "HD" dually wheel, which is custom manufactured in the U.S. from 6061 forged aluminum and high-quality materials, the HD dually wheel is available in three sizes and two lug fitment configurations.

Tags: Tires, Wheels, American Force Wheels

June 6 2013 - Products

Alcoa Announces M-Series Wheels for Medium-Duty

Alcoa

Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium-duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series line of wheels.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Wheels, Alcoa, Light & Medium

May 13 2013 - Products

TireStamp Announces Tire Maintenance Services

Tirestamp

TireStamp Inc. announced that its staff of tire and wheel maintenance experts will provide consulting services to fleet clients that want to improve their tire and wheel maintenance and reduce their costs.

Tags: TireStamp, Tires, Maintenance, Wheels

March 1 2013 - Products

ConMet Introduces Premium Bearings

Consolidated Metco

ConMet has branched out from making wheel hub assemblies and has developed its own line of premium bearings.

Tags: Wheels, Bearings, ConMet

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