April 9, 2015
Alcoa reported strong profits for the first quarter, saying its transformation "is fully on course," and is bullish about the commercial vehicle market.
March 26, 2015
Building on the success of its predecessor, Alcoa is bringing to market the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, said to be highly resistant to corrosion caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to cleaning chemicals.
November 20, 2014
SKF launched new premium wheel end system extended warranty packages with the SKF Trouble-Free Operation program for trailer OEM and retro fit markets.
November 3, 2014
The strong commercial truck market has helped Accuride Corp. to a second profitable quarter in a row, with a number of analysts upgrading their advice on the company's stock.
September 8, 2014
A new company offering wheel-end parts which it says are designed to fit more securely and last longer.
September 4, 2014
Kenworth is now offering Alcoa Ultra One wheels for its class 8 and medium duty trucks.
August 7, 2014
Peterbilt is offering new, lightweight Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.
July 31, 2014
Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year. The first half of 2014 is the first time it's reported positive net income since 2007.
July 29, 2014
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.
July 22, 2014
Truckers who share interesting photos of their trucks with Alcoa wheels can share them on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win merchandise from the company.
June 2, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
A proposed Minnesota ban on lead wheel weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles, has passed a final vote in both the state house and senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.
April 16, 2014
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.
April 8, 2014
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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