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Two Accuride Facilities receive Daimler Trucks Masters of Quality Award

Two Accuride Corp. facilities received 2020 Masters of Quality awards from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), the company says. The two facilities that received the award are Accuride de México in Monterrey; and Acciride’s London, Ontario, Canada, facility. Each year, DTNA recognizes suppliers that meet their strict standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality

Truck wheel technology for weight savings, corrosion resistance, connectivity

Every fleet has unique preferences for wheel specifications, notes Mike Palladino, director of wheels product management at Accuride. Manufacturers should ask what’s important to their customers, he relates. For example, is it light-weighting equipment, financial impact, aesthetics or driver preference? They also need to be ready to meet all of the requirements for any vocation.

Accuride wheel production facilities recognized by PACCAR

Accuride Corp.’s four North American wheel-production facilities have received the PACCAR 10 PPM quality award. Accuride’s steel wheel plants in London, Ont., and Henderson, Ky., Accuride’s aluminum wheel plant located in Erie, Pa., and Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheel plant in Monterrey, Mexico, received the award for their performance in 2019. This is the third

Accuride completes acquisition of Mefro Wheels

Accuride Corp. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mefro Wheels, after agreeing to the acquisition on June 19 of last year. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Solingen, Germany, Mefro Wheels supplies steel wheels to the European and Asian automotive, commercial vehicle and construction and agricultural equipment industries and operates

Inside wheel ends: How slack adjusters could raise wheel end temperatures

Wheel end thermal events are serious maintenance issues that can be caused by setup, maintenance, driver neglect, road debris or some combination of all of these. Before we look at how slack adjusters may factor into higher wheel end temperatures let’s get this out of the way first: Each wheel end thermal service event needs

What’s the difference between clearance-sensing and stroke-sensing slack adjusters?

“Clearance-sensing slacks adjust to produce a consistent gap between the face of the brake pad and the braking surface of the drum,” said Greg Sturdy, director of wheel end product engineering for Accuride Corp. “Stroke-sensing slacks adjust to produce a consistent distance the pushrod of the brake canister is allowed to move.” Like any component,

Preventative maintenance to avoid CSA brake violations

There’s a lot to remember when inspecting brakes; fleets need to make sure everything is operating properly, and that potentially costly CSA violations can be avoided. Fleet Equipment polled our experts from our CSA brake story on the steps they recommend taking in a brake inspection. Read the full story on common issues that lead to CSA violations,

Check your brakes: Putting a stop to brake-related CSA issues

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s CSA violations should be an unnecessary problem, especially since they can lead to costly delays, and unexpected downtime may cause fleets to lose customers not only because of delays. After citations related to lighting problems, brakes are the second most commonly penalized item—18.7% of violations handed out by the CVSA in

Accuride acquired by Crestview Partners

Accuride Corp. has been acquired by funds managed by Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, for $2.58 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of 55% over Accuride’s closing share price on Sept. 1, and a premium of 66% over the 30-day volume weighted average price as of the same date,

The great debate: aluminum vs. steel wheels

Truck wheels are made from one of two metals: steel or aluminum. Today, new advancements in lighter-weight steel wheels are clouding what was, traditionally, a clear choice. As with any great debate—be it about politics or equipment productivity—the type of wheel you pick depends on the issues that matter the most to you: Does your

Applying the brakes: Ensuring the future of truck safety

Advanced safety systems that employ radar- and camera-based technologies that enable adaptive cruise control and even autonomous truck operation rely heavily on one specific component—the brakes. The safety of these futuristic collision mitigation systems rests squarely on proper brake application, operation and maintenance. “It’s important to keep in mind that advances in collision mitigation technology

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Accuride adds ROI calculator to mobile app, updates wheels catalog

Accuride Corp. announced that it has launched two new  tools: The Lightweight ROI Calculator, available on Accuride’s website and mobile application, which helps fleet operators determine their potential cost savings from making a switch to Accuride products, and Accuride’s 2016 Accuride Wheels Product Catalog, which includes two new 22.5 x 9.00 lightweight aluminum wheels and Accuride’s proprietary EverSteel