Alcoa rolls out lighter, more efficient wheel

Mar 28, 2014 | 09:24 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Alcoa, truck wheels, aluminum wheels, TMC Transportation, Harrold Annett, aluminum, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Alcoa Inc. has introduced a lighter heavy-duty truck wheel that the company said could help fleets reduce freight costs and fuel consumption.

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer’s “Ultra One” wheel, weighing in at 40 pounds, is 47-percent lighter than a steel wheel of similar dimensions and could trim up to 1,400 pounds per rig, Alcoa said in a....

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