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. Download the report
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. Download the report
Great things happen when industry leaders partner. Combining Alcoa’s expertise in large aluminum forgings and the proven reliability of Holland’s fifth wheels, the world’s lightest and most innovative aluminum fifth wheel (FWAL) was developed and manufactured for the world’s trucking fleets. As a trusted leader in the aerospace and defense markets, Alcoa’s advanced lightweight aluminum technology is incorporated into the FWAL, reducing weight by up to 100 pounds. This means larger payloads that increase the bottom line.
With a capacity of 55,000 lbs (25,000 kg) maximum vertical load and 150,000 lbs (68,000 kg) maximum drawbar pull, the FWAL does not sacrifice strength or durability and is approved for all on-highway standard duty applications including: