Truck News


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    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

  • 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

    Maxion to offer first aluminum commercial vehicle wheels

    January 25, 2017 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Maxion Wheels is bringing to market its first aluminum commercial vehicle wheels. The forged aluminum wheels will be offered in the four most common sizes: 22.5×8.25; 24.5×8.25; 17.5×6.75; and 22.5×14. The 22.5×8.25 size will weigh in

  • 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

  • Product Equipment

    Alcoa launches four new wheels at truck show

    March 2, 2016 2:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alcoa Wheels unveiled four new wheels that will be available for purchase March 15 – the Sprinter 2500, the Ford Transit single and dual wheel and GM 3500/4500. Alcoa made the announcement during the Work Truck Show

  • News Equipment

    Alcoa expands Ultra One lightweight wheel line

    February 29, 2016 11:07AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alcoa has expanded its line of Ultra One lightweight aluminum wheels. The company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings the addition of three new sizes. They include: 24.5”x8.25”, 22.5”x14”; and 22.5”x9” sizes. The wheel was

  • 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

  • Product helps keep wheel nuts secure

    December 15, 2015 11:31AM by Truck News

    KINGSTON, Ont. – Luglox Canada has introduced its new commercial safety product, which it says will greatly reduce or eliminate the possibility of loose wheels while travelling a range of varied road and temperature conditions. Luglox are made with high-grade

  • Product Equipment

    Kenworth offering Alcoa Ultra One wheel

    September 5, 2014 10:55AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth is now offering the Alcoa Ultra One wheel on its Class 8 and medium-duty trucks. The new wheel is said to be 17% stronger and five pounds lighter than Alcoa’s existing alloy wheel. At 40 lbs,

  • News Equipment

    Maxion names new exec

    June 28, 2014 9:08PM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels has named Bill Wardle its vice-president, global sales and marketing. Maxion said the addition will help it pursue its aggressive growth strategy. Most recently, Wardle was global vice-president of sales and marketing for Magna Exteriors,

  • 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