Alcoa Wheels has launched Version 2.0 of its CalcuLighter, the online tool designed to provide commercial vehicle fleet managers and owner-operators detailed information they need when making wheel-buying decisions to lower operating costs, improve productivity, and reduce greenhouse gases.
CalcuLighter provides financial data with instant results for comparing steel and aluminum wheel alternatives. The tool calculates fuel, payload, scrap value, and wheel maintenance information with NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide trade-in value and carbon emission data to compare different investment results when selecting wheel alternatives.
Users input their fleet profile, including number of tractors and trailers, and choose the wheel alternatives they want to consider. The results change instantaneously as new information is entered. Users can also print out their results and file for future reference when purchasing wheels or ordering vehicles.
Alcoa Wheels also announced a new positioning statement, “Driving Your Bottom Line” to reflect an ongoing commitment to improving productivity and lowering operating costs for fleet managers and owner-operators.