Truck News


  • News Equipment

    Accuride closes Mefro Wheels acquisition

    June 4, 2018 8:29AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has completed its previously announced acquisition of German steel wheel manufacturer, Mefro Wheels. “Acquiring Mefro Wheels transforms Accuride into a worldwide industry leader, strongly positioned to supply wheel end system solutions to the global automotive and

  • Accuride expands distribution network

    December 28, 2017 8:59AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has announced the expansion of its North American distribution network, which it says will improve lead times. The expansion provides targeted customer coverage in key regional markets, and offers aftermarket customers the full range of Accuride

  • News Equipment

    Accuride rolls forward in global push

    September 29, 2017 10:29AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Accuride expects its deal to acquire German-based Mefro Wheels will close in the fourth quarter of this year, but the maker of wheels and wheel end components is already eyeing further growth around the globe. “We’re not

  • News Equipment

    Accuride unveils set-and-forget hub system

    September 29, 2017 10:26AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Accuride vice president – OEM sales, trailer, and municipal Neil McIrvin still remembers a fleet owner who asked why the industry couldn’t make a wheel end system that lasts the life of a trailer or truck. One

  • News Equipment

    Accuride to acquire European steel wheel maker

    June 19, 2017 8:58AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has announced an agreement to acquire steel wheel supplier Mefro Wheels. Mefro is headquartered in Solingen, Germany, and supplies the European and Asian markets through manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Turkey, Russia, and China. “The strategic

  • News Equipment

    Accuride to buy wheel-end component supplier

    May 1, 2017 7:29AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel-end components supplier KIC. KIC is based in Vancouver, Wash. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. Accuride says it will strengthen its

  • Accuride acquisition finalized

    November 18, 2016 10:40AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has announced its acquisition by Crestview Partners is now complete. The private equity firm announced its plans to take Accuride private on Sept. 2. “Today marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for

  • Product Equipment

    Accuride releases three-part installation and maintenance video series

    June 7, 2016 12:02PM by Truck West

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has released a series of how-to videos aimed at helping fleet maintenance technicians install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels, Gunite-brand brake drums and automatic slack adjusters (ASA). The new three-part service series

  • Feature Equipment


    February 2, 2016 2:28PM by James Menzies

    Okay, please forgive the cheesy headline. I’ve been in Las Vegas for eight days and the endless ringing of the slot machines in my ears is affecting my brain. Let’s move on… Having clawed its way out of a major

  • Accuride announces executive appointments to support growth

    November 17, 2015 8:51AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has announced key appointments it says will support its planned expansion as a supplier of wheel-end solutions. The company says it has repositioned itself over the past four years as a strategic and competitive business partner

  • Accuride extends warranty on Gunite automatic slack adjusters

    March 18, 2015 1:26PM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has extended the standard warranty on its Gunite automatic slack adjusters to six years/one million miles. The company says this is the industry’s best standard warranty for automatic slack adjusters. The Gunite standard and Gunite 2000

  • Product Equipment

    Accuride’s new wheel treatment protects against rim flange wear

    June 2, 2014 10:14AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has introduced a new aluminum wheel with a specially treated rim designed to reduce rim flange wear seen in heavy-haul, shifting load and frequent stop/start applications. The Accu-Flange wheel protects against flange wear that results from