ACHIEVE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

   

 

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.
1948 First forged
aluminum multi-piece
wheel introduced.
1956 First forged
aluminum tubeless
wheel introduced in
the automotive
industry for the
Cadillac Eldorado.
1964 First single-piece forged
aluminum wheel introduced
for tubeless tires.
1968 Alcoa commercializes
6061 alloy and
becomes industry
standard.
1971 First forged
aluminum Wide
Base Wheel
introduced.
1978 Introduced forged
aluminum wheels in
Europe.
1980 First forged
aluminum hub
pilot wheel
introduced.
1995 Additional wheel
capacity added in U.S.
and Europe to supply
all global markets.
2001 First 14" Wide Base
forged aluminum
wheel introduced in
the market.
2001 Dura-Bright® Wheels
introduced.
2003 Alcoa begins
supplying forged
aluminum wheels to
Harley-Davidson.
2005 Dura-Flange® wear protection
wheels are introduced to
reduce or virtually eliminate
rim flange wear.
2005 Introduces premium wheels
to leading global OEM auto
manufacturers.
2006 Dura-Bright® with
XBR® technology
introduced.
2007 Automotive News PACE award
for Dura-Bright® technology.
The surface treatment appears
on several leading global
automotive platforms.
2009 LvL ONE® Wheels introduced.
Lighter. Brighter. Stronger.
2010 Wheel Torque
Solutions introduced.
2010 CalcuLighter™ launched. Online tool
easily determines ROI.
2012 14" Wide Base Wheel
re-introduced at just 58 lbs.
2012 Alcoa aluminum wheels become
the first in the the transportation
industry to earn Cradle to
Cradle CertifiedCM Silver Level.
2013 M-Series® fitments announced
for medium duty trucks.
2013 Alcoa announces Magnaforce™
alloy-applying first to commercial
vehicle wheels.
2014 14" Wide Base Wheel
re-introduced again as lightest in its class.
2014 Alcoa Ultra ONE™ Wheel with
MagnaForce™ alloy introduced.
At just 40 lbs., the lightest wheel in
its class.