TORONTO, Ont. — Wheel end fires, while uncommon, are not rare. They usually make the papers and the TV news websites, though. They can produce dramatic footage of thick black smoke and flames consuming an entire trailer – and the tractor, if the driver can’t get the two units unhooked fast enough.
TORONTO, Ont. — Nasty-looking wheels, all covered with rust and cracked paint, are pretty well an invitation to a roadside DOT inspection. Rusty wheels may not reflect the attention to detail your fleet usually brings to the maintenance game, but they don’t send the right message to the creeper cops. For about half the cost of a new steel wheel, refinishing is a cost-effective alternative to new wheels.
TORONTO, Ont. — Wheels do not require much maintenance, but they do suffer their share of problems. From the damage during tire service, to cracking and bending from daily wear and tear — and corrosion — your wheels are under constant attack. Recognizing that wheels won’t last forever is the first step in improving service life.
MONTREAL, Que. – There are plenty of benefits to well-maintained wheels. They’re safer, to be sure, less likely to escape their bonds and go skipping across a highway. Something as simple as a clean appearance can help to make a lasting impression on customers as well.
From Alcoa, best practices for inspection and defect detection of wheel systems.