Study finds Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels dramatically cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles


Savings of switching one truck from steel wheels to Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels equals the average annual carbon footprint of an American household.
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Aluminum will be greenhouse gas neutral by 2030


In the critical transportation industry, our research in lifecycle modeling has shown that by 2030 the emissions of the entire aluminum industry can be offset by the potential emission savings from the transport sector's increased use of aluminum.
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Port Authorty of Allegheny County and Alcoa

No matter what line of business a company is in, image matters. And if you can save money while projecting a good image, that's even better.

Several years ago, Alcoa approached the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania, USA) about testing its new Dura-Bright® aluminum wheels. Alcoa explained how Dura-Bright wheels feature a patented treatment that penetrates the wheels and helps keep them bright and shiny, reduces overall labor costs and downtime, and protects the wheels from oxidation and corrosion. The Port Authority asked Alcoa to prove they will last in its demanding service.

So Alcoa fitted a number of buses with Dura-Bright wheels and showed how instead of needing to scrub and polish wheels, which had been the previous labor-intensive practice, a simple hosing off with soap and water restored the wheels to their original luster.

Following the test, the Port Authority began specifying Dura-Bright wheels on all new buses in order to save time, money, and look great.

Now, bus and transit systems throughout the world, - along with trucking fleets, owner/operators, truck manufacturers, and motor home owners - are beginning to reap the benefits of these wheels, helping make the roads a brighter place to be.