Wheels

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November 28, 2017

What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation procedures lately, here’s something to think about.

October 12, 2017

SpecFinder Narrows Down Search for Tractor Wheels

Arconic's SpecFinder online tool for Alcoa aluminum truck wheels is designed to streamline the lightweight, aluminum wheel-shopping process for fleets, OEMs, and owner-operators.

October 2, 2017

New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

July 18, 2017

Accuride Launches ProFinish Steel Wheel Refinishing

Accuride has introduced the ProFinish steel wheel refinishing service for the North American commercial vehicle market. Now in full operation, ProFinish will refinish all steel wheel makes with Accuride’s Steel Armor coating that protects the wheel from corrosion and comes with a 12-month warranty against rust damage.

June 19, 2017

Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

May 8, 2017

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

May 2, 2017

Alcoa Looks to Detroit for Styling

Alcoa is looking at the potential of producing a black version of the Dura-Bright Evo wheel. The company brought a few prototypes to the Mid-America Trucking Show, trying to see if people noticed them and asked about them.

February 26, 2017

Halo-Compatible Wheel Covers Offered for FlowBelow Aero Kit

Aperia Technologies has partnered with FlowBelow on the joint development of a new, Halo-compatible aerodynamic wheel cover designed to fit over the Aperia Halo tire inflation system.

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.

January 24, 2017

Accuride Offers New Wheels, Warranties

Accuride introduced new steel and aluminum wheels and extended warranties on anti-corrosion coatings at this year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

December 22, 2016

21st Century Truck Wheels

In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

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.

October 4, 2016

MaxCoat Extra Finish Warranty Comes Standard on Certain Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels’ MaxCoat Extra Finish Warranty comes standard on any hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc wheel finished with original MaxCoat Extra powder-coat.

September 26, 2016

Maxion Unveils MaxSmart Wheel-Mounted Sensor

Maxion Wheels announced a new commercial vehicle connected wheel safety measure called MaxSmart, combining the company’s steel wheels with sensor technology to capture data for drivers and fleets.

September 16, 2016

Twist & Lock Speeds Up Wheel Cover Installation

RealWheels Corporation’s new line of Twist & Lock Aero Covers is designed to streamline the installation and removal of the cover.

August 1, 2016

Dill Air Controls Offers Complete Truck Valve Installation Kit

Dill Air Controls has launched a complete truck valve installation toolkit, responding to feedback from fleets and service technicians.

May 25, 2016

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

May 23, 2016

Alcoa Wheel Names 16-Year Veteran President

Sixteen-year company veteran Merrick Murphy has been named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products business.

March 17, 2016

Commentary: Wheel-Offs Again

When it comes to wheel-offs, the mainstream press, and even some of the less well informed enforcement folk, always look to the driver first to find fault.

February 28, 2016

SKF Expands Warranty Options to 5 or 7 Years

The package options do not require customers to purchase pre-assembled kits. Instead, customers can continue to purchase and install product as they do today. Fleets can reduce sourcing by using SKF wheel end components on both truck and trailer applications.

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