Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings

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April 7, 2015

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy
<p><strong>Speed is a tire and fuel-economy killer. </strong><em>Photo by Jim Park</em></p> Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings
<p><strong>Alcoa says aluminum frame rails could lighten trucks by up to 900 pounds.</strong></p> At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.


Goodyear Names 2015 Highway Hero
It was not an easy choice when it came to choosing this year’s 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero, as all three finalists risked their lives to save others.

Yokohama Unveils New Truck Tire Website
Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website, YokohamaTruck.com.


Webb Wheel Newsletter Gives Drum Removal Tips
Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.

Yokohama: Mississippi Tire Plant 'Right on Schedule'
Yokohama says its new one-million-square-foot commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is on target to begin production in October 2015.

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Crowds were decent on Saturday, but not overwhelming. It was a good day for walking the show and a good opportunity to get close to the exhibitors. Photo by Jim Park
Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show, Day 3
At 8:15, just as the sun was breaking over Freedom Hall on Friday morning, the temperature was a chilly 36 degrees. Photo: Jim Park
Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show, Day 2
Freightliner gave attendees a first look at its SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.
Photos: Freightliner Unveils SuperTruck
Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand
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