Industries Served

Heavy Trucks

With locations across the United States offering the latest technologies and processes, Kloeckner serves the North American heavy trucks industry at the highest level of service.

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The Heavy Trucks Industry

Heavy Trucks

Kloeckner is a leader in the steel and fuel system solutions that are driving the heavy trucks industry forward. With facilities located conveniently across the country, Kloeckner can produce large quantities of high-quality large bar and thick plate at the speed needed to meet deadlines. Manufacturing heavy-duty vehicles is about more than raw materials. It’s about minimizing operation costs without sacrificing quality to meet global demand. Kloeckner can be your partner in cost-effective operations, high-quality products, and just-in-time delivery.

Products Serving the Heavy Trucks Industry

Services Provided to the Heavy Trucks Industry


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Special Equipment Serving the Heavy Trucks Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How large is the United States heavy truck industry?


    The industry is worth billions of dollars, with estimated revenue in 2021 of over $100 billion.

  • What metals go into heavy trucks?


    They are made up of several metals including most commonly steel and aluminum.

    Steel is used for various components such as the frame, cab, body, axles, and chassis due to its strength and durability. The most commonly used steel grades are:

    • High-strength low-alloy steel (HSLA): used in the frame and chassis for its high strength and low weight
    • Carbon steel: used in body panels and other components due to its low cost and ease of welding
    • Tool steel: used in certain high-wear components such as gears and bearings due to its high hardness and resistance to wear.

    Aluminum is used for several components such as the engine blocks, transmission cases, wheels, fuel tanks, and suspension components due to its light weight, durability and resistance to corrosion. The most commonly used aluminum alloys in heavy trucks are:

    • 5000 series: commonly used in suspension components
    • 6000 series: commonly used in engine blocks and transmission cases
    • 7000 series: commonly used in wheels and high-stress parts.

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