Ausway Transport's trucks have been Kenworth and Volvo since day one, with Scania added into the mix more recently due to supply. Their refrigerated trailers come from FTE and tautliners are manufactured by Vawdrey. And when it comes to wheels, Alcoa Wheels is the number one choice...READ MORE
Michelin Tyre Fitting for Alcoa Alloy Rims
20th October 2022
Truck and trailer rims and tyres in Australia have to withstand a lot, like uneven roads and potholes, so in order to maintain truck driver safety and to keep owner operator costs down the wheels need to roll reliably. Incorrect tyre fitting to alloy rims results in unsafe conditions...READ MORE
Robuk and Alcoa Turning the Wheels to Increase Payloads
1st October 2022
When higher payloads equate to higher returns on each trip, it pays to choose weight saving options that don’t compromise on quality, wherever possible, right down to the wheels...READ MORE
The Comprehensive Guide to Alcoa Wheels Hub Caps and Wheel Covers
23rd September 2022
Hub covers can protect the lug nuts and wheel surface from rust and corrosion and dust build-up, which means the essential parts of the wheel, like wheel studs and wheel hub, stay clean which makes it easier to remove the wheel for maintenance. Here's a guide to available Alcoa hub covers...READ MORE
Over 10,000 Wheels On the Ground at MGM Bulk
30th August 2022
When you’re running some of the biggest quad road trains in the country, with a whopping 110 wheels under each set-up, you’d want to be sure that those wheels can go the distance.
And given the number of wheels sitting under many combinations in the MGM fleet, going for a lighter weight wheel can quickly add to the bottom line...READ MORE
The 3 Top Things to Do to Get the Best ROI From Your Dura-Bright® Wheels
8th August 2022
Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels are best known for their slogan, NO MORE POLISHING, because they are designed to lower maintenance costs with a patented surface treatment that penetrates the aluminium of the wheel, forming a molecular bond that becomes an integral part of the wheel.
To get the best return on investment, we recommend regular cleaning to the Alcoa Wheels specifications, along with following our top 3 tips for prolonging the life of your Dura-Bright® wheels...READ MORE
Muscat Trailers, Alcoa® and J&F Transport Partner for Lightweighting Win
1st July 2022
It’s a partnership that spans 40 years or more, and that partnership is built on the shared values of quality, durability and reliability.
For over four decades, J&F have been commissioning trailer builds from Muscat Trailers, with Alcoa® as the wheel of choice...READ MORE
How To Avoid Overheating Alcoa® Wheels and How to Check Them For Heat Damage
13th June 2022
Two of the most common questions we get asked about overheating wheels are: How to check a wheel that shows a black heat indicator, and how do you prevent overheating in the first place?...READ MORE
JJ’s Waste Lead with Lowered Tare Mass for their Innovative Waste Management Technology Vehicles
1st June 2022
No strangers to innovation, JJ’s Waste & Recycling are known for leading the way when it comes to providing Total Waste Management Solutions across their extensive range of commercial and domestic services. Their decision to switch their 1,800-strong fleet of waste management technology vehicles from steel to Alcoa wheels brought lowered tare rates, along with other benefits...READ MORE
6 Things To Do To Extend the Life of Your Alcoa Wheels and Eliminate Unnecessary Replacements
22nd May 2022
Maximizing the life of a wheel’s original finish starts with regular washing and using mild detergents and soft bristled brushes, and there are also several other ways in which you can get the most out of your investment and avoid having to replace wheels prematurely...READ MORE
How to Maintain That Alcoa Wheels Shine on Your Truck and Trailer Wheels
2nd APRIL 2022
Keeping your Alcoa wheels looking their best is not only important for your company image, but for maintaining a healthy bottom line.
Cleaning them on a regular basis will protect your investment and even extend their lifespan so you don't have to replace wheels prematurely...READ MORE
3 Important Ways Alcoa Wheels Is Helping Fleets Reach Their Zero Emissions Goals
15th MARCH 2022
With an increased demand for freight services comes an increase in CO2 emissions. Fleets and owner-operators are going to be facing pressure to work towards zero-emissions, and it makes sense for them to look at how their trailing equipment can impact the performance of electric vehicles...READ MORE
4 Areas Alcoa Wheels Outshine Steel Wheels in for Top Fleet Image
1st FEBRUARY 2022
For many fleets, image is everything, because how good their equipment looks on the road is a direct reflection of the quality of their service. We see fleets on steel wheels spending a lot of money on refurbishing their wheels because they are perceived as being more cost-effective due to the initial outlay being lower than for aluminium wheels, however over the lifetime of equipment we've found this isn't the case...READ MORE
How to Keep Maintenance Costs Down by Catching Rim Flange Wear Early
30th NOVEMBER 2021
Excessive rim flange wear is one of fleets’ primary safety and maintenance concerns, as it’s one of the most common maintenance conditions experienced by a number of heavy hauling fleets across Australia. The good news is that the costs can be managed rim flange wear is caught early...READ MORE
How KS Easter's Maintain Their Shine to Stay Ahead of The Rest
15th NOVEMBER 2021
KS Easter is one of Australia’s most well-respected road transport businesses, providing time sensitive road transporting solutions.
Well-known, and envied, for their well-maintained fleet of some 120 prime movers and roughly 260 trailers, KS Easter's say Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels contribute to helping make maintenance easier...READ MORE
Why Wheel Finish Matters (and How to Choose the Right Finish for Your Heavy-Duty Equipment)
28th OCTOBER 2021
The choice of finish for your aluminium wheels is determined by how heavy-duty your equipment’s needs are, and also whether your bottom line can benefit from lowered cleaning and maintenance costs and less wheel-offs.
Explore the available Alcoa Wheels Finish Options and how to maintain them...READ MORE
FTE is Paying Forward Durability, Reliability and Fuel Efficiency to Customers
1st OCTOBER 2021
With fuel efficiency being one of the hottest topics right now, and FTE’s equipment built to run efficiently, Alcoa wheels are an integral addition to the mix as they are relied on by companies like FTE to help their customers save more fuel, improve tyre performance, carry more load, and reduce maintenance costs.
The Alcoa wheels and FTE partnership goes back well over 25 years, with FTE becoming one of Alcoa’s earliest customers when aluminium wheels were first introduced to Australia...READ MORE
The Top 3 Causes and Damaging Effects of Corrosion to Wheel-Ends (and The Bottom Line)
24th SEPTEMBER 2021
Corrosion on wheel-ends damages the quality and performance capabilities of heavy-duty equipment, and if left for too long it can put drivers and fellow motorists at risk. Fleets that are not corrosion prevention focused find that they see a premature end to their wheels and tyres, which means they spend a lot of money on replacements, severely impacting the bottom line...READ MORE
Custom Dunning Electric Bus on Alcoa® Wheels Approved by TfNSW Procurement Panel
16th SEPTEMBER, 2021
The Custom Denning Element Battery Electric Bus (BEB) has been recently fully approved on the Transport for (TfNSW) procurement panel in the Zero Emission Bus category, as the NSW Government executes plans to transition the state’s fleet of 8,000 buses to zero emission technology...READ MORE
Corbet’s Group Keep It Red, White and Dura-Bright®
3rd SEPTEMBER 2021
The choice to rely on Alcoa wheels for 15+ years, and to now standard spec Alcoa Dura-Bright® shows Andrew 'Aussie' Corbet and his team's pride in the upkeep of their modern fleet of over 120 prime movers and wide range of trailing equipment and their dedication to delivering top customer service.
According to Andrew, Dura-Bright wheels® add value to their fleet...READ MORE
5 ½ Logical Reasons for Lightweighting with Alcoa® Wheels
15th AUGUST 2021
Wheels are often a ‘last thought’ when fleets and OEMs are thinking ‘lightweighting’, however the weight gains are significant enough for them to be a strong contender in the movement to reduce equipment weight – especially when factored into an overall business growth strategy.
We’ve unpacked the 5 ½ no-brainer reasons for lightweighting with Alcoa Wheels below. We’ve said 5 ½ reasons, tongue-in-cheek, because there are 5 clear pros and just 1 con … that can be turned into a pro, depending on how you look at it...READ MORE
4 Categories Aluminium Wheels Take the Prize Over Steel In For Lower Maintenance Costs
28th JULY 2021
The impact of choosing steel over aluminium on maintenance expenditure, such as cost of refurbishing wheels, repairing damage, and replacing tyres and brakes prematurely is an important consideration when assessing ROI over the lifetime of heavy-duty equipment.
Wheel-offs cost businesses in time that trucks are off the road and not hauling loads, they cost in repair shop charges, and they cost in employee wages that could be paid towards more productive income-generating endeavours....READ MORE
How Alcoa® Wheel Technology and Innovation Is Forging the Future of Transport
7th JULY 2021
What do Alcoa Wheels have to do with electric vehicles or heavy-duty transport aerodynamics?
Read about what the future holds for the transport industry and how the lightest and strongest wheels in the market are helping fleets, OEMs and owner-operators to comply with fuel emission regulations and green gas house emissions standards while keeping a healthy bottom line...READ MORE
6 Quantifiable Ways Alcoa® Wheels Make Financial Sense
22nd JUNE 2021
Cheaper isn't necessarily 'economical'. Fleets and owner-operators who are looking for more fuel savings and less maintenance are upgrading their Alcoa Wheels because they're the smartest investment in the long run.
Calculate the ROI for your business and decide for yourself...READ MORE
6 Ways Alcoa® Wheels Contribute to Our Planet’s Sustainability
5th JUNE 2021
Switching one truck from steel wheels to forged aluminium wheels equals the carbon footprint of an average 4 person household.
Worldwide the percentage of road transport CO2 emissions contributed by heavy duty vehicles is expected to reach 41% globally by 2030...READ MORE
8 Answers to Weighty Questions About The Lightest Wheel In The Market
28th MAY 2021
A statement like, 'The Lightest Wheel In The Market' is seldom taken lightly. It has generated curiosity and some great questions from Alcoa® Wheels customers and interested parties alike.
We've answered 8 of the most common questions we've been asked...READ MORE
6 Things To Avoid Voiding Your Alcoa Wheels Warranty With
3rd MAY 2021
Did you know that even something as seemingly harmless as chroming your Alcoa® Wheels instantly voids the 5 year warranty?
Here are 6 things you need to avoid if you want your warranty to stand...READ MORE
5 Things You Wouldn't Expect About Designing the Lightest and Strongest Aluminium Wheels
15th APRIL 2021
A wheel is a wheel is a wheel, right? Actually, there's a lot that goes into making wheels. Here are 5 crucial factors taken into account before an Alcoa Wheel is released into the market...READ MORE
Is Torqueing Just All Talk or All Important?
1st APRIL 2021
The importance of proper wheel torque sequence is often underestimated, when it is in fact critical for installation and to ensure safety on the road. Using the correct tools, procedures and patterns prevents cracking of the wheel and damage to fastener threads or stretching of the studs, which all affect the overall performance of the wheel...READ MORE
3 Tell-tale Warning Signs Your Wheels Are Feeling the Heat
15th MARCH 2021
As tyres age, the heat generated from road friction causes them to become brittle. Rubber can crack, split or leak, regardless of how much tread is on the tyre.
When it comes to the wheel, significant events such as excessive heat from fire, brake malfunction, wheel bearing failure and other sources can weaken the metal, causing the tyre/wheel assembly to explode...READ MORE
Tipping in Favour of Bigger Payloads With Lighter Wheels
5th MARCH 2021
When the Fenix Newhaul JV undertook to move 1.3 million tonnes per annum of high-grade ore from their Iron Ridge project to the Geraldton port, they needed reliable and durable equipment for the project.
Bruce Rock Engineering is building them a fleet of PBS approved side tipping quad axle triple road trains with the new Alcoa Ultra ONE® wheel – all 94 of them per road train!...READ MORE
The Wheel That Became World Lightweight Champion
1st MARCH 2021
Weighing in at just 18kg, the new Ultra ONE® wheel from Alcoa Wheels has been heralded the New Lightweight Champion in the world of commercial vehicle wheels.
This is the story of how the 'not just another aluminium wheel' is helping fleet and trailer owners shed kilos for increased payload and fuel efficiency as the world's lightest heavy-duty truck and trailer wheel...READ MORE
The 5 Things Your Wheel Absolutely Must Show to Prove It's Authentic
22nd FEBRUARY 2021
When shopping around for new or replacement aluminium wheels for trucks, trailers or buses you want to know that you’re getting quality, not just the cheapest price.
Not every wheel is created equal, and in the long run a cheaper wheel may not end up going the distance when it comes to increasing payload capacity and lowering maintenance over the lifetime of your truck or trailer...READ MORE