Cleveland, Ohio, September 13, 2021 – For more than a decade, there has been an increased demand for the installation of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) at fleets. As technology evolves, it is critical that tire and wheel suppliers develop solutions that offer optimum TPMS efficiency. Therefore, to respond to this need, Alcoa® Wheels announces the introduction of its new forged aluminum Dual Valve wheel.


The new Alcoa® Dual Valve wheel will be displayed for the first time this week at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Fall Meeting. With a second valve stem the TPMS sensor can operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other. No disruption due to equipment removal during airing up or maintenance means added peace of mind and optimum efficiency.

“We had fleets approach us with an opportunity to make a significant impact on their operations, and we welcomed the challenge,” said Amy Gross, marketing manager, Alcoa Wheels. “The sensor that goes on the valve stem is a critical component that directly connects the tire to a TPMS system. When you only have one valve stem to inflate the tire, you need to remove the sensor from the valve stem. This is time consuming for the operators. Moreover, sensors tend to get lost in the process, which is costly and can negate the effectiveness of the whole TPMS system. This has proven to be a significant pain point in the industry. Alcoa® Dual Valve wheels overcome this barrier with a second valve stem allowing the TPMS sensor to operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other.”


This latest product release from the global leaders in aluminum wheel innovation is a perfect example of a successful collaboration between trucking customers and industry experts. Doran Manufacturing and the team at Alcoa® Wheels took on an opportunity to provide a longed-for solution that responded to a well-known industry need.

“What the Alcoa® Wheels team brought to market for any customer now is a way to leave the sensor on one valve stem and have a flow-through cap on another stem on the dual valve stem wheel. This really makes the inflation of the tire and the ongoing maintenance that much easier for our fleet customers,” said Lee Demis, vice president, business development, Doran Manufacturing. “We appreciate collaborations with those that know and understand tire maintenance and technology, and who value partnerships in finding solutions. The Alcoa® Dual Valve wheel drives more efficiency and saves significant time, making life easier for both technicians and drivers.”

Valve stem mounted TPMS sensors like those provided by Doran Manufacturing are offering fleets the opportunity to invest in a new solution that will drive efficiencies.

The Alcoa® Dual Valve wheels will be on display at the TMC Fall Meeting in both Alcoa® Wheels’ booth #3075 and Doran Manufacturing’s booth #3096.

To learn more about the new Alcoa® Dual Valve wheel and for more information on Alcoa® Wheels, visit

About Alcoa® Wheels

Alcoa® Wheels, a product brand of Howmet Aerospace, serves the commercial heavy-duty, medium-duty, trailer and bus vehicle market with forged aluminum wheel solutions, including premium products such as Ultra ONE® Wheels with MagnaForce® alloy, Dura-Black wheels, Dura-Bright® wheels, Dura-Flange® wheels, as well as a variety of accessories for these markets. For more information: and follow @AlcoaWheels on TwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint. For more information, visit Follow: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook, and YouTube.