Hot Wheels: The dangers of overheated trailer tires and how to prevent them
Hot wheels are great for racing, but for your fleets operations? Not so much. Prevent overheating with these tire-saving tips.
Maintenance to keep your heavy-duty truck wheels going round and round
Keeping your wheels in top shape is essential for your fleet’s operations. What preventative maintenance should be carried out?
What you need to know about wheel seals with RevHD
Brian Beathard, vice president, sales and marketing, RevHD stopped by the Babcox Media studio to talk about the importance of wheel seals. In addition to providing top wheel seal spec’ing tips, Beathard talked about the RevHD Rev Max wheel seal orange top plate, which the company says allows customers to see in an instant whether the
What benefits can truck wheel technology bring to your fleet?
The trucking industry is so much fun because it’s so diverse. Every fleet has different needs. Every application requires different trucks, each truck needs different components, each meeting minute specifications. And every one of those components plays an important role in both uptime and ROI. Take your wheels, for example. More than just equipment that
Alcoa Wheels expands portfolio with aerodynamic solutions
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 reveals next generation of lightweight aluminum wheels
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
Pedigree Technologies offers ConMet digital truck health data products
Pedigree Technologies has added ConMet’s full suite of digital products into the Pedigree Technologies OneView platform. The OneView platform is an open IoT solution to track, monitor, diagnose, and communicate with high-value assets in real-time, providing a full suite of its own digital fleet management solutions, including Canadian- and U.S.-certified ELD offerings. ConMet’s digital products
Stemco launches hubodometer selector web tool
Stemco has announced a new tool for customers to find the right Stemco Hubodometer products for their fleets. The new Hubodometer Selector on the Stecmo website leads its users through the process by recommending relevant product offerings according to vehicle brand, model, or tire measurements. The Hubodometer is a device mounted on the axle of
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
Eight tips to prepare your trucks for winter
Like it or not, winter is coming. You know the drill: falling temperatures, snow, and ice hitting large swaths of North America, presenting challenges for trucks and fleets. Now is the time to prepare. With harsh weather looming, this installment of the Bendix Tech Tips Series serves up eight pieces of advice for wheel-ends, air
Alcoa rolls out new dual valve wheel
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
The 8 most common wheel bearing maintenance issues
Wheel bearings may not be the first item you think of when making your fleet’s maintenance checklist. There are bigger components—the engine, the tires, the safety system—that, just by their nature, demand more of your attention. But that does not mean that wheel bearings can be swept under the rug, as failures can lead to