Answering your tire pressure management questions
You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your biggest questions about tire pressure
New ways to help your trucks maintain the proper tire pressure
Let’s take a look at some of the new products that are helping trucking companies get the most ROI out of their tires.
Maxion unveils new commercial steel wheel
Maxion Wheels has introduced a new steel wheel for the North American truck market. Available in 2020, the new wheel weighs less than its predecessor, yet is stronger as a result of optimized design, engineering and flow forming technologies, the company says.
Maxion, ZF Openmatics to partner on wheel connectivity system
Maxion Wheels will be collaborating with ZF Openmatics to develop a fully-integrated wheel connectivity solution. The multiservice sensor will capture, analyze and broadcast key data such as tire pressure and temperature, wheel load and other wheel and tire performance metrics to drivers, fleet managers and infrastructure authorities, the companies said.
Effective wheel specification, maintenance choices lead to longer service 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
Maxion Wheels unveils smart truck wheel safety technology
Maxion Wheels has unveiled its new MaxSmart commercial vehicle connected wheel safety technology. According to the company, MaxSmart combines Maxion’s steel truck wheels with sensor technology to capture and communicate a broad range of wheel and tire data to both driver and fleet. “Driver and road safety is one of our industry’s biggest issues. By collecting
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
Wabash National renews agreement with Maxion Wheels
Maxion Wheels has been chosen again by trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. as the standard position steel wheel supplier for its full line of high-performance commercial trailer products, including dry and refrigerated van trailers, platform trailers and tank trailers. This is the third consecutive long-term agreement between Wabash and Maxion. “Maxion Wheels has earned its position as our preferred
Maxion Wheels showcases wheel manufacturing technology and design
Mark Fonte with Maxion Wheels showcased its new wheel designs and technology, including lightweight steel wheels, coatings and external valve wheels, at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Click here for FE Video coverage from the show.
Learn about Maxion Wheels’ products at MATS 2015
Maxion Wheels Sales and Marketing Manager Mark Fonte gives Fleet Equipment an inside look at its portfolio of commercial vehicle steel wheels, new coatings and external valve wheel during the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Stay tuned for more FE Video coverage and more news from the show.
What are the lighter-weight wheel options?
For fleets that want to roll efficiently, there’s no shortage of lighter-weight wheel options. For a fleet that has hundreds of pieces of equipment moving along many routes, increased load capacity can add up quickly. Aluminum wheels are typically a lighter option than steel; one of the lightest weight options was launched in March at
Maxion’s new corporate global website informs on innovations
Maxion Wheels, a division of Iochpe-Maxion S.A., the leading global supplier of wheels for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, agriculture, off-road, forklift and military vehicles, has released a new corporate global website. The new site is fast-moving and provides a wealth of information on the global breadth of Maxion Wheels and the more than 100 years