It’s no secret that the lighter the truck and trailer, the more cargo it can legally carry. Alcoa aluminum wheels deliver benefits that not only boost your bottom line, but deliver on sustainability goals:
A lighter weight aluminum wheel can increase payload or fuel efficiency by reducing trips or saving fuel costs.
A 100 gallon savings of fuel removes 1 metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions.
Switching from dual steel 22.5” x 8.25” wheels and tires to Alcoa 14” Wide Base Wheels and tires reduces the weight of an 18-wheeler over 1,400 lbs. to improve freight efficiency or fuel economy.
Each gallon of fuel saved lowers CO2 by 22 lbs.
THE ALUMINUM REVOLUTION
Talk about lifespan. 73% of all aluminum produced
since 1888 is still in use today.
SINCE 1888, ALCOA HAS INTRODUCED MORE THAN
8,000 PATENTS BENEFITING A WIDE VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES.
First forged aluminum multi-piece wheel introduced.
First forged aluminum tubeless wheel introduced in the automotive industry for the Cadillac Eldorado.
First single-piece forged aluminum wheel introduced for tubeless tires.
Alcoa commercializes 6061 alloy and becomes industry standard.
First forged aluminum Wide Base Wheel introduced.
Introduced forged aluminum wheels in Europe.
First forged aluminum hub pilot wheel introduced.
Additional wheel capacity added in U.S. and Europe to supply all global markets.
First 14" Wide Base forged aluminum wheel introduced in the market.
Dura-Bright® Wheels introduced.
Alcoa begins supplying forged aluminum wheels to Harley-Davidson.
Dura-Flange® wear protection wheels are introduced to reduce or virtually eliminate rim flange wear.
Introduces premium wheels to leading global OEM auto manufacturers.
Dura-Bright® with XBR® technology introduced.
2007Automotive News PACE award for Dura-Bright® technology. The surface treatment appears on several leading global automotive platforms.