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March 20, 2018

Feds Offer Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

The Department of Commerce has outlined a process that would allow individual American businesses to apply for an exclusion from the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum recently enacted by the Trump administration.

March 12, 2018

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

March 8, 2018

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

November 29, 2017

Refuse Fleet Depends on Aluminum Trailers

A variety of trailers serve a growing Georgia business, but the light weight and strength of aluminum trailers allow for higher payloads for the refuse hauler.

October 2, 2017

What's New in Dump Trailers?

Think you’re seeing a lot of aluminum end-dump trailers in recent years? You are. Aluminum’s in, but steel still has a place.

May 25, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 24, 2017

East Manufacturing Offers New Lightweight Tipper Trailer

East Manufacturing has introduced its new Lightweight Tipper Trailer, designed for increased payload and durability in refuse hauling operations.

April 7, 2017

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering marvel devised by Roman engineers more than 2,000 years ago.

March 17, 2017

Knapheide's Aluminum Gooseneck is Corrosion Resistant

Knapheide's aluminum gooseneck flatbed body, which debuted at the 2017 Work Truck Show 2017, is corrosion-resistant and lightweight yet strong to enable maximum payload and towing capacity.

January 25, 2017

Maxion Enters Forged Aluminum Truck Wheel Market

Maxion Wheels is extending its product portfolio to include forged aluminum wheels, Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas, announced at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2016

Arconic Signs $450 Million in Supply Deals for its Alcoa Wheels

Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.

December 5, 2016

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

November 4, 2016

Dorsey Introduces New Aluminum Giant Flatbed Trailer Series

Dorsey Trailer has introduced the Aluminum Giant all-aluminum platform trailer series, designed for weight savings and increased payload capacity.

July 26, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

July 18, 2016

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

May 25, 2016

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

January 27, 2016

Accuride Rolls Out Anti-Corrosion EverSteel Wheel Technology

At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.

July 30, 2015

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

July 24, 2015

Aluminum Body Designed for Strength and Durability

The Aluminum Landscape body from Crysteel is designed for strength and durability while maintaining lighter weight with an aluminum construction.

April 6, 2015

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.


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