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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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John Bean unveils three tire changers

December 11, 2018 by John Smith

John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant, […]

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RimWit tackles seized wheels

November 16, 2018 by John Smith

Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is […]

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Top 10 of 17 — Accuride ROLLiant Hub System

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Bearing adjustment can present one of the biggest barriers to extending the life of a wheel end components. Overtightened bearings will fail prematurely, overheating and contaminating the lube. When bearings are too loose, seals dislodge and begin leaking oil or grease, contributing to tire wear. And preloads can’t be off by more than the width of a human hair.

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Accuride unveils set-and-forget hub system

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Accuride vice president – OEM sales, trailer, and municipal Neil McIrvin still remembers a fleet owner who asked why the industry couldn’t make a wheel end system that lasts the life of a trailer or truck.

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Accuride unveils set-and-forget hub system

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Accuride vice president – OEM sales, trailer, and municipal Neil McIrvin still remembers a fleet owner who asked why the industry couldn’t make a wheel end system that lasts the life of a trailer or truck.

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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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Ep 10: Trailer Bogie

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, stop at the trailer bogie assembly, where enforcement teams are looking at air lines, sliders, frames and more.

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Accuride completes acquisition of KIC

May 2, 2017 by sehui

EVANSVILLE, IN – Accuride has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Vancouver, Washington-based wheel and wheel end component supplier KIC.

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Accuride extends coating warranties

January 24, 2017 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, NV – Accuride is boosting the warranties on its Steel Armor and EverSteel wheel coatings for steel wheels manufactured on or after January 1.

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Runaway and Repeat

April 20, 2016 by John Smith

I’m experiencing a new day and new job at Today’s Trucking, but there is no escaping the sense of déjà vu. Yes, I still lean on my GPS to find the office, and I think it will be several months before I remember the phone number, but something feels oddly familiar. Too familiar.

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Altruck launches Wheel-Check safety campaign

March 16, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

KITCHENER, ON – Altruck International Truck centres is launching a Wheel Check Safety Awareness Campaign that will run between Mar. 21 and Oct. 31.

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Are Wheel-Offs Back?

December 4, 2015 by sehui

Oh, no… are we slipping? It seems that truck and trailer wheel separations have hit the press again, at least in Ontario. This really isn’t good.

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Minister Concerned About Truck Wheel Separations

November 23, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — Truck wheel separations have gotten the attention of one government official who is calling on the trucking industry to step up and address the problem before more people are hurt or killed.

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Truck Wheels Maker Alcoa Splitting Into Two Companies

September 28, 2015 by sehui

NEW YORK – A company known for its truck wheels, among other lighter weight metal products, plans to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies.

The move by Alcoa Inc. will result in a yet to be named company, what it currently calls “the value-add company,” that will include its transportation, rolled, engineered and construction products. The other will keep the Alcoa name and will include its bauxite-mining, alumina-refining and aluminum-production businesses.

The transaction, expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, has been unanimously approved by the Alcoa board of directors.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the move comes in the wake of depressed aluminum prices as China has flooded the market with lower metals prices, and the company seeing its stock price fall 43% this year.