Considering that wheels and tires endure constant exposure to elements and debris, their durability becomes even more paramount.
The North American Truck Writers, a committee of transportation and logistics writers, announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition that Donaldson Filter Minder Connect is the winner of the 2022 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award for its connected IoT filtration monitoring solution. The annual award spotlights products or services
Alcoa Wheels has launched its new steer wheel cover and the drive wheel cover plus wheel. The new products add aerodynamic advantages to Alcoa wheels, provide fuel savings by way of reducing air drag, are durable, easy to install and allow for seamless wheel inspections, according to Alcoa. Aerodynamic steer cover This patent-pending design is
Alcoa Wheels introduced two new products featuring revolutionary technology at the 2022 TMC Meeting — the new Alcoa 22.5” x 8.25” wheel, ULT36x, and the lighter Alcoa 22.5” x 14” wheels, 84U61x and 84U64x. According to the company, the Alcoa ULT 36×22.5” x 8.25” wheel is 3 lbs. lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 36
What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and
Alcoa Wheels has launched a new forged aluminum Dual Valve wheel, which the company says contains a second valve stem allowing the TPMS sensor to operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other. It was developed in collaboration with Doran Manufacturing. “The sensor that goes on the valve stem is a
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.
Fleet Equipment is live covering the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the industry’s annual gathering where rules and regulations are set, issues are discussed, and news is made. You can find all that news below, and this post will be updated throughout the week as more news breaks. You can also find the rest
The new wheel is, at 39 lbs., the lightest aluminum wheel offered by Alcoa, and is available for all major truck OEMs.
Alcoa has launched the new Dura-Black line of wheels for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. According to the company, the new line of wheels offer the same advantages as all lightweight Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, making them lighter and stronger than steel wheels to improve payload and fuel efficiency while increasing resale value over the life
How does a vehicle’s application impact wheel selection? What factors go into the decision to spec the correct kind of wheel? The answers, according to Chris Putz, principal engineer at Maxion Wheels Commercial Vehicle Wheels, North America, begin with an understanding of several important factors. “In order to achieve long-life performance of wheels, it is
Alcoa has released a new line of medium-duty wheels made specifically for the Ford F-450 and F-550 and the Ram 4500 and 5500. The new 19.5 x 6-in. aluminum wheel is available at 26 lbs. and maintains a 4,000-lb. load rating. The new wheel line, part number 76329x (where the last digit represents the finish