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Managing tires: Manufacturer programs can help fleets lower tire costs

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s Recommended Practice RP 236A—Outsourcing Guidelines For Tire & Wheel Maintenance contains a wealth of information that can help fleets make more effective tire management decisions. As the RP notes, fleets are looking for efficient and productive ways to better manage tire costs and are turning to outsourcing

Replacing wheels and drums: Preventative maintenance program insight for long service life

Is there any fleet manager who isn’t interested in minimizing his fleet’s operating costs but doesn’t understand that he needs to utilize every bit of service life out of his equipment that’s economically possible? That’s true, of course, for trucks, tractors and trailers, but it’s also true for the parts that make up a fleet’s

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Alcoa announce light heavy-duty truck wheel

Alcoa has rolled out the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. This latest Alcoa innovation, the Ultra ONE, will help trucks shed pounds for increased payload and fuel efficiency. Alcoa’s new 40-lb. wheel is 47% lighter than steel wheels of the same size. The Ultra ONE can help save up to 1,400 lbs. per rig, enabling

Alcoa unveils new light-weight 14-, 9-in. forged aluminum wheels

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, a business unit of Alcoa Inc., announced that its 14-in. wide base and 9-in. wheels are the lightest in the industry. Utilizing the proprietary LvL One wheel manufacturing process of light weighting coupled with proven 6061 alloy, Alcoa’s 22.5- x 14-in. wide base wheels are now 54 lbs. per wheel

Photos from the Work Truck Show floor

This week in Indianapolis, the Fleet Equipment staff took in the sights and sounds of the NTEA Work Truck Show. We’ve been posting the latest news as it was released at the show. Here we’ve collected a small sampling of the coolest equipment and booths on the show floor.              

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Alcoa extends Dura-Bright surface treatment option to M-Series medium-duty wheels

Alcoa Inc.‘s wheel and transportation products unit is now offering its Dura-Bright wheels with XBR technology to the medium-duty truck segment. Alcoa’s no-polish Dura-Bright wheels were unveiled at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Dura-Bright production process penetrates the forged aluminum, which “holds the shine even after hundreds of washes and thousands

Alcoa rolls out new Dura-Bright EVO commercial truck tire

Alcoa has rolled out its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel, known as the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, which stands up stronger against the weather, road salts, grime and cleaning agents that can corrode and dull standard commercial truck wheels, according to the company. Alcoa’s new surface-treated Dura-Bright EVO wheel maintains all the benefits of its

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