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October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Reorganizes to Support Global Expansion

Photo: Accuride

Accuride Corporation has realigned its organizational structure and made key appointments for its executive leadership team to support the company’s expansion as a global supplier of wheels and wheel end solutions.

Tags: Leadership, Accuride, People, Wheel Ends, Global

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

ConMet Develops Intelligent Wheel End Monitoring System

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ConMet has developed the SmartHub, an intelligent wheel end that will allow drives and fleet managers to monitor the health of a wheel end in real time.

Tags: Telematics, ConMet, Hubs, Wheel Ends, Data Analysis, NACV Show

October 2, 2017 - Product News

New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

This clear cover illustrates the attaching mechanism. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

Tags: Wheels, Aerodynamics, Wheel Ends, NACV Show

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Accuride Introduces Hub Wheel End System

Neil McIrvin, vice president/OEM sales, trailer and municipal. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Accuride introduced a new hub system for trucks and trailers on Wednesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Tags: Trailers, Accuride, Wheel Ends, NACV Show

May 8, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

Photo: RealWheels

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Wheels, Model 579, Aerodynamics, Wheel Ends

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC

KIC's product range. Photo: KIC

Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities.

Tags: Accuride, Wheel Ends, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers FlowBelow AeroKit on Cascadia

FlowBelow's AeroKit as a factory installed option on the next-gen Cascadia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Aerodynamics, Daimler Trucks North America, Wheel Ends, FlowBelow

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Stemco Stengthens Capabilities of Wheel End Division

Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends

June 20, 2016 - Product News

ConMet Releases Wheel End Replacement App

Wheel end supplier ConMet has launched a mobile app to help customers find a replacement hub assembly for a heavy-duty truck or trailer.

Tags: ConMet, Wheel Ends, Mobile Apps

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Image: Screenshot from Accuride YouTube Channel

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends

December 22, 2015 - Product News

Meritor Offers Extended Coverage for Wheel End Products

Source: Meritor

The Meritor Aftermarket Wheel End Extended Warranty program offers increased warranty coverage when complementary Meritor wheel end products are bought and installed together.

Tags: Meritor, Extended Warranty, Wheel Ends

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Image via RevHD

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.

Tags: Technician Training, Wheels, Wheel Ends, RevHD

April 6, 2015 - Product News

Webb Wheel Newsletter Gives Drum Removal Tips

Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.

Tags: Corrosion, Webb Wheel, Brakes, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends, Brake Parts

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Hits Billion Dollar Sales Mark

Photo: Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems surpassed $1 billion in sales during 2014, marking a first for the company.

Tags: Sales, Bendix, Brakes, Wheel Ends, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

February 12, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Buys ATDynamics, Integrates Product Lines

A trailer with an ATDynamics TrailerTail. Photo via ATDynmaics.

ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.

Tags: ATDynamics, Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wheel Ends, Aerodynamics

January 9, 2015 - Product News

Webb Wheel Launches Specialty, Vocational Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM launched its new Specialty Truck Business Unit focused on dedicated sales and service support for specialty and vocational equipment operators and OEMs.

Tags: OEM, Webb Wheel, Specialty, Vocational Trucks, Wheel Ends

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride Reaches Contract Agreement for Illinois Facility

Accuride Corporation successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the union at its Rockford Operations facility in Rockford, Ill. The accord gives Accuride long-term agreements with all four U.S. and Canadian union represented operations.

Tags: UAW, Gunite, Accuride, Labor Unions, Wheel Ends

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Low-Cost Wheel End Brake Components Increasing Penetration in the Aftermarket

The growing Mega Trend of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation has culminated in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. This has lead to higher wear and tear in wheel end brake components, creating a strong case for the class 4-8 commercial vehicle wheel end brake components market, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel Ends

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