Accuride Inks Deal with Daimler Trucks

EVANSVILLE, IN – The commercial vehicle components supplier Accuride Corp. announced on Thursday it recently signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group.

The agreement, now in effect, calls for Accuride to provide a portfolio of standard-duty brake drums for over-the-road tractor drive axle and trailer axle applications that offer OEM first-fit quality and Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) compliance.

Accuride will supply the drums from its Gunite wheel end component production facility in Rockford, IL.

“We are pleased to have been chosen as Daimler’s primary aftermarket wheel end supplier and appreciate this expression of confidence by Daimler Trucks North America in the quality, dependability and performance of our made-in-the-USA Gunite brake drums,” Rick Dauch, Accuride President and CEO, said.”

Daimler Trucks North America manufacturers Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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