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March 20, 2018 - Industry News

Feds Offer Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

American businesses may apply for an exclusion through the Commerce Department from the recently enacted tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Photo: Creative Commons

The Department of Commerce has outlined a process that would allow individual American businesses to apply for an exclusion from the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum recently enacted by the Trump administration.

Tags: China, MEMA, HDMA, Aluminum, Steel, Tariffs, Donald Trump

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

Photo of Donald Trump via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Tags: Aluminum, Steel, Tariffs, Donald Trump, International Trade

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Truck Bodies, Aluminum

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Maxion Enters Forged Aluminum Truck Wheel Market

Donald Polk, president of Maxion Wheels, Americas Photo: Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels is extending its product portfolio to include forged aluminum wheels, Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas, announced at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Wheels, Aluminum

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Arconic Signs $450 Million in Supply Deals for its Alcoa Wheels

Photo via Alcoa Wheels

Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.

Tags: Wheels, Aluminum, Alcoa

December 5, 2016 - Product News

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Aluminum, Flatbeds, Great Dane

July 26, 2016 - Product News

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

Like all new SuperDuty pickups, this F-450 SuperCrew has an aluminum cab, front fenders, hood and cargo bed. Photos by Tom Berg.

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-250, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, 2017-MY, Towing, Aluminum, Lightweighting

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting

January 27, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Rolls Out Anti-Corrosion EverSteel Wheel Technology

Accuride's new aluminum wheels is said to save 5-7% in weight over previous models. Photo: Accuride

At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.

Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Aluminum, Accuride

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting

April 5, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings

Alcoa says aluminum frame rails could lighten trucks by up to 900 pounds.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.

Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Economy, Ford, Large Pickups, Aluminum, 2015-MY

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

First Aluminum F-150 Rolls off Assembly Line

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Aluminum, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, Assembly Plants

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty


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