Wheels

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July 28, 2015

Alcoa Forms Transportation and Construction Solutions Segment

Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.

July 27, 2015

Accuride Increases Second Quarter Profit

Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.

July 6, 2015

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website for training and certifying mechanics on wheel-end repairs.

June 19, 2015

Wheel-Check Indicates When Wheel Nuts Are Loose

Wheel-Check is a loose nut indicator designed to identify a loose wheel nut with a quick visual inspection of the wheel.

April 27, 2015

Accuride Comes Close to First Quarter Profit

Truck component supplier Accuride Corp. nearly broke even the first quarter of the year after losing more money a year earlier.

April 9, 2015

Alcoa Swings to Profit, Predicts Aluminum Wheel Market Growth

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

Alcoa Rolls Out Next-Gen Dura-Bright Wheel

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 Offers Extended Warranty on Wheel End Products

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

Accuride Reports Positive Earnings for Second Consecutive Quarter

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

More Secure Wheel Ends from a New Manufacturer

A new company offering wheel-end parts which it says are designed to fit more securely and last longer.

September 4, 2014

Lightweight Alcoa Wheels Available on Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth is now offering Alcoa Ultra One wheels for its class 8 and medium duty trucks.

August 7, 2014

Peterbilt Offers Alcoa Aluminum Wheels As Option

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

July 31, 2014

Accuride Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

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 Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds

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

Alcoa Wants Your Wheel Pix for Photo Sharing Contest

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 from Accuride Fights Flange Wear

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

Minnesota Lead Wheel Weight Bill Heads to Governor

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 Releases Webb Vortex Unlimited Brake Drum with Cool Running Technology

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 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.

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