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Lightweighting efforts continue to drive ROI

Lightweighting is a vital effort underway by leading wheel makers to help the industry lower total vehicle weight to meet approaching emissions and fuel-efficiency requirements for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, says Craig Kessler, vice president/engineering at Accuride Corp. “We are working to achieve this by lowering the weight of steel and aluminum OEM first-fit and aftermarket wheels for tractors and trailers.”

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