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April 8, 2014

Webb Wheel Severe Duty Announces Leadership Changes

Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.

April 8, 2014

Commentary: How Much do Your Technicians Know About Wheel Integrity?

Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.

March 27, 2014

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

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.

March 25, 2014

Switching to Wide-Base Singles: Keys to Success

Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. What you need to know about wide-base tires, axles and offsets.

March 11, 2014

Webb Wheel’s New LifeShield Technology Protects Rotors from Corrosion

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.

March 10, 2014

Alcoa Says New Wheels Lightest in the Industry

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.

March 9, 2014

Accuride's New Accu-Lite Wheel Lineup Sheds 4 Pounds

TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.

February 27, 2014

TireStamp Adds Intelligence to TPMS Alerting

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.

February 25, 2014

Halo Tire Inflator Available For Tractors and Trailers

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.

February 24, 2014

Double Coin Tires and CMA Open New Distribution Center

Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

February 20, 2014

Continental Adds New Management to Commercial Tires

Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.

February 20, 2014

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

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.

February 18, 2014

Goodyear Adds Commercial Tire & Service Center In Texas

The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network continues to expand with the addition of a new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.

February 18, 2014

Rotary Lift Introduces MW-500 Mobile Wheel 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.

February 6, 2014

Keeping Your Wheels in the Game (updated)

Back in 1984, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a regulation requiring that truck wheels be stripped of rust and debris before mounting a tire. Easier said than done, the industry moaned at the time. Labor was less costly then, but wire brushes and elbow grease weren’t going to cut it.

January 29, 2014

CMA Launches New Double Coin Tires Mobile Application

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

January 27, 2014

Alcoa Rolls Out Dura-Bright EVO Wheel

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.

January 23, 2014

Stemco Announces New Corrosion-Free Hub Cap

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.

January 22, 2014

Wheel End Manufacturers Group Forms

Citing safety and a concern about counterfeit parts, Shaun Shroff, vice president of DuraBrake, says the company is forming the Wheel End Manufacturers Association, Linkedin Group.

January 7, 2014

Perfect Equipment Now Operating as Wegmann Automotive

Perfect Equipment Inc., a wheel balance weight company, has updated its operating name to Wegmann Automotive USA Inc. The 75-year-old product brand name Perfect Equipment will remain unchanged and stay as a key member of the company’s brand portfolio.

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