Alcoa Wheels has launched Version 2.0 of CalcuLighter, which the company said is the easy-to-use online tool designed to provide commercial vehicle fleet managers and owner-operators the kind of detailed information they need when making wheel buying decisions to lower operating costs, improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gases.
The calculation tool 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 N.A.D.A. Official Commercial Truck Guide trade-in value and carbon emission data to compare different investment results when selecting between wheel alternatives.
“This latest version of CalcuLighter includes interface enhancements along with all of the statistical data reflecting the most recent regulations affecting the trucking industry,” said Mike Parnell, vice president and general manager of Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels.
According to the company, users input their fleet profile, including the 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 them for future reference when purchasing wheels or ordering vehicles.
Alcoa also announced a new positioning statement, “Driving Your Bottom Line,” to reflect an on-going commitment to improving productivity and lowering operating costs for fleet managers and owner-operators.