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September 10, 2013

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many years, the move to 13,200-pound axles came with the addition of all that emissions reduction gear. Are you running a steer tire rated for that weight?

August 27, 2013

American Force Wheels Add New Design for Work Trucks

American Force Wheels intruduced the new "HD" dually wheel, which is custom manufactured in the U.S. from 6061 forged aluminum and high-quality materials, the HD dually wheel is available in three sizes and two lug fitment configurations.

August 6, 2013

Accuride Completes Sale of Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.

August 6, 2013

The Magic Number

How do turtles mate? Why are women’s shirts buttoned on the left while men’s button on the right? How did they build the pyramids? How much air should I put in my tires? Unlike the pyramids, tire inflation needn’t be one of life’s little mysteries. Yet you may be inflating your tires TOO much.

July 17, 2013

TireStamp Develops Fleet Customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

TireStamp Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program that is customizable to each individual fleet’s operating needs.

July 2, 2013

Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious

Wheel-ends function as a system: the spindle, hub, and rim (or wheel), as well as the bearings and the fasteners, all work in concert to keep the wheels in place and the tires running straight and true. If one part of the system is out of whack, the results will be seen and felt elsewhere in the system - usually at the tires themselves.

June 24, 2013

Accuride to Add 30 Jobs for Manufacturing Expansion in Henderson

Accuride Corp. announced it is investing $5.8 million to expand its powder coating capacity with the installation of a new coating line at its steel wheel production facility in Henderson, Ky.

June 10, 2013

Alcoa Facility Will Cut in Half Energy Used to Recycle Aluminum for Forged Wheels

Alcoa's new $21 million Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products cast house expansion at its Barberton, Ohio, plant is expected to cut in half the total amount of energy used to recycle aluminum for forged wheels.

June 6, 2013

Alcoa Announces M-Series Wheels for Medium-Duty

Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium-duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series line of wheels.

May 29, 2013

Webb Wheel Names Plank as New OEM President

Chad Plank has been named president for Webb Wheel Products' OEM business following the promotion of Kent Finkbiner to group president, Marmon Highway Technologies, Commercial Truck business.

May 13, 2013

What You Need to Know About Wide-base Singles & Offset Axles

Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. Picture a teeter-totter with a big kid on one end and a little kid on the other. The big kid is on the ground, while the little guy's legs are dangling in the air. The load is unevenly distributed. If you moved the fulcrum closer to the big kid, the beam would eventually balance.

May 13, 2013

TireStamp Announces Tire Maintenance Services

TireStamp Inc. announced that its staff of tire and wheel maintenance experts will provide consulting services to fleet clients that want to improve their tire and wheel maintenance and reduce their costs.

March 25, 2013

Vipar HD, Accuride Ink Three-Year Deal

Vipar Heavy Duty and Accuride announced a new three year agreement where Vipar HD will offer Accuride Wheels, Gunite wheel-end components and Imperial Group products.

March 11, 2013

Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing

People will tell you that wheel balancing isn't necessary these days. Going back 10 or 20 years, new tires often needed a small amount of weight to balance out the irregularities in the old production process. With today's more exacting manufacturing standards, irregularities are the exception. But that doesn't mean you can't benefit from wheel balancing.

March 11, 2013

ConMet Introduces Premium Bearings

ConMet has branched out from making wheel hub assemblies and has developed its own line of premium bearings.

February 1, 2013

TRP Aluminum Wheels

TRP announces the availability of aluminum wheels for all makes of trucks and trailers, offering significant weight reduction and fuel efficiency benefits to operators everywhere.

January 21, 2013

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed

January 21, 2013

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

LAS VEGAS -- Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride, has fielded a lot of questions -- or perhaps accusations would be a better word -- from distributors who want to know why his promises to support the aftermarket are any different from those of a string of executives befor

November 2, 2012

Keep Tires Running Straight and True

In tire and wheel mounting, the line between right and wrong is a thin one. A few thousandths of an inch on either side of correct can throw tires and wheels into a mean wobble or cause them to bounce up and down like pistons

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