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Kenworth offers Alcoa Dura-Black wheels

July 25, 2019 by John Smith

Kenworth is now offering Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels, delivering a bold style for heavy-duty and medium-duty conventional trucks. The new designs are lighter and stronger than steel wheels, offering the promise of increased payloads and better fuel economy, Alcoa says. […]

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Alcoa unveils secure-fitting one-piece hub cover

June 25, 2019 by John Smith

Alcoa Wheels is offering a way to upgrade the look of wheel ends on new and older trucks, through a new one-piece hub cover that holds in place with “secure fit retention”. The system adds three threaded nylon nuts per […]

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Nothing basic about Alcoa Dura-Black wheels

February 20, 2019 by John Smith

Alcoa’s Dura-Black wheels are bringing a new sense of style to forged aluminum wheels. The wheel’s face is in a “menacing matte black”, while rim flange and mounting surfaces remain bright to support mounting. Both sides have been treated to […]

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Accuride rolls forward with global push

September 29, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Accuride expects its deal to acquire German-based Mefro Wheels will close in the fourth quarter of this year, but the maker of wheels and wheel end components is already eyeing further growth around the globe.

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Alcoa considers black aluminum wheels

May 3, 2017 by John Smith

Are you ready for black aluminum wheels? Alcoa is dipping its foot into Detroit auto culture to see if there’s enough interest in a black Dura-Bright wheel for trucks. Many of the full-size North American pickup trucks now offer black wheels as an option, and the company believes there’s is significant interest in the black Detroit look to warrant producing such a wheel for trucks.

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Murphy named president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation

May 26, 2016 by John Smith

CLEVELAND, OH – Merrick Murphy has been named president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, reporting to Tim Myers who has recently been named group president of Alcoa Transportation and Construction Solutions.

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Alcoa’s Ultra One Wheels

March 2, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Proprietary MagnaForce alloy technology further reduces weight for three new wheels

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Wheel Service Manual

August 5, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Alcoa will launch a new version of its popular wheel installation and maintenance guide, called the industry’s “manual of choice”

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New Aluminum Wheel

April 1, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Alcoa has introduced what it calls its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel, Dura-Bright EVO, to the North American market

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Heavy-Duty But Not Heavy

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Alcoa has rolled out what it calls the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, 47% lighter than a steel wheel of the same size to save as much as 1400 lb on a tractor trailer

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Petes Get Light Wheels

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks

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WHEEL MAINTENANCE TIPS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

From Alcoa, best practices for inspection and defect detection of wheel systems.

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Alcoa Wheel Accessories

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Alcoa’s 2013 accessory catalog is now available

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SHOWDOWN: ALUMINUM V. STEEL WHEELS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Polished aluminum wheels look great, but cost three times as much as steel wheels. On the flipside, they’ll save you weight and some say they ride better.

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REVOLUTIONARY FLATDECK

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Quebec’s Alutrec says its lower, lighter, stronger flatdeck can generate fuel savings of 6 to 9%