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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.

January 2, 2014

Bridgestone Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

December 17, 2013

Goodyear Adds New Commercial Tire & Service Center In Tulsa

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new Commercial Tire & Service Center to its network in Tulsa, Okla., expanding its offerings in the state.

December 17, 2013

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

December 17, 2013

Doran 360 TPMS Integration with Omnitracs

Doran Manufacturing announced the integration of its Doran 360 TPMS with Omnitrac’s Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200). The collaborative project will provide drivers with a user interface and provide fleets with off-truck access to tire pressure data and low pressure alarms to use and help control tire repair and maintenance costs.

December 15, 2013

Aeolus HN277 Ultra Line-Haul Steer Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

The Aeolus HN277 Ultra line-haul steer tire has received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that the fuel saving benefits of this type of tire have been verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

December 9, 2013

Adopting Tire Inflation Systems

Why are adoption rates for proven fuel-saving technologies so low? It looks like a classic case of stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. Maybe “a lack of credible information on payback” means, “we don’t know how much this device will save us so we’re not going to buy it.”

November 19, 2013

Accuride Introduces New Steel Wheel Coating Technology

Truck wheel manufacturer Accuride Tuesday introduced Steel Armor, a new advance in corrosion-fighting coating technology for commercial vehicle steel wheels.

November 12, 2013

Why Balancing is Important

If you look at balancing from a life-cycle point of view, the value of extending tread life speaks for itself. There’s also casing integrity to consider, retreadability, and to a growing degree, and disposal costs. Yet reliable estimates suggest only about 20% of heavy-duty truck tires are ever balanced.

November 11, 2013

Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights

Beware the lead tire weight cops. They are out there and working in six states, with several more states looking at banning lead weights. Here's a look at the alternatives to lead in weights -- and alternatives to weights themselves.

October 20, 2013

Alcoa Introduces New Aluminum Wheel Alloy, First Product Due Early 2014

Alcoa Wheels rolled a new aluminum wheel alloy, its first in 45 years, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., and will introduce its first new wheel featuring this alloy early next year.

October 17, 2013

Apollo Countersues Cooper Tire for Respect and Restitution

Apollo Tyres Ltd. did not take Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s lawsuit and allegations lightly. Cooper says Apollo is not meeting the terms of the merger agreement. Apollo claims it's Cooper that is in violation of the agreement.

October 15, 2013

Keeping Your Wheels On

There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late 1990s, both concluded after exhaustive studies that inadequate maintenance was the root cause of a series of fatal wheel separation incidents.

October 14, 2013

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

October 7, 2013

Why Do Wheels Come Off Trucks?

We don't hear many reports of wheel separations anymore, but that doesn't mean we have solved the problem. Reliable estimates suggest unplanned separations still occur at a rate of probably several per day. Exact numbers are hard to determine because many incidents go unreported.

October 4, 2013

Retreading Wide-base Tires

Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard tires. Minimizing the life-cycle cost of those big wide tires almost demands that they be retreaded.

October 3, 2013

Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

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