Recently I had meetings in the Akron-Canton, Ohio area and a friend of mine suggested I ought to stop in and see Timken for a fuel saving idea they have. Immediately I thought, Timken equals wheel bearings, what opportunity could there be for fuel savings on an 80,000 lb. tractor trailer on such a little thing as wheel bearings?
Well, I was wrong! I had a great three hour discussion with their product development, engineering and sales teams exploring what can be done with something as small as bearings....More