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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.

September 30, 2013

Jaltest ‘All-Brands’ Diagnostic Tool from Spain Covers Many Trucks, Components

The “all-brands” diagnostic system adopted by the WheelTime Network of service shops comes from a Spanish company whose leaders saw the need for a versatile testing device as adjuncts to their growing line of commercial truck components for the aftermarket.

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 19, 2013

Five Steps to Successful Outsourcing

When you are looking to outsource your maintenance, make sure to consider all the angles. Fleets have long wanted to outsource more maintenance, but have been frustrated by problems with the quality, cost and speed of the work. Today, there are more pressures on fleets to outsource than ever.

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.

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