Solutions to Achieve Your Sustainability Goals


It’s no secret that the lighter the truck and trailer, the more cargo it can legally carry.  And Alcoa aluminium wheels deliver. As the lightest wheel on the market, Alcoa wheels improve fuel economy, reduce emissions or increase productivity.

  • An aluminium wheel fitted to a wide base tyre can improve rolling resistance by up to 3% over a comparable size steel wheel – 3% less rolling resistance equals 1% fuel savings.
  • Simply switching single steel 22.5”x8.25” wheels to Alcoa 14” wide base wheels reduces the weight of an 18-wheeler by 612.35 kgs.  That reduces fuel costs by 3 to 5% equating to 2271.25 to 3785.41 litres of fuel based on 193121 kms driven per year. 
  • Each gallon of fuel saved lowers CO2 by 9.98 kgs.  A 378.54 litres  savings of fuel removes 1 metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions.

To learn how Alcoa aluminum wheels can help achieve your sustainability goals, visit Value Calculator, our innovative, on-line tool that compares wheel-buying decisions to lower operating costs, improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gases for various types of vehicles and scenarios.




Impact without Impact

Alcoa wheels’ strength, durability and low weight deliver environmental advantages to complement their financial benefits. With larger payloads due to  the weight savings, you’ll reduce your number of trips. And,
 since Alcoa wheels are infinitely recyclable, they’ll never see a landfill.