Sign of the times

Alcoa’s decision to shut down smelting plants should not affect wheel prices

Truck tire manufacturers and retreaders have struggled to compete with low-cost offshore imported products for years. In the beginning, the differences in product quality were enough to keep most of the major fleets from taking chances with little-known brands, but the gap has been closing over the past decade or so, which means the market is changing.

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