Alcoa upgrades CalcuLighter online wheel comparison tool

Jan. 1, 2020
Alcoa Wheels has launched Version 2.0 of its CalcuLighter, which is designed to offer commercial vehicle fleet managers and owner-operators with detailed information about making wheel buying decisions aimed at lowering their operating costs, improvi

Alcoa Wheels has launched Version 2.0 of its CalcuLighter, which is designed to offer commercial vehicle fleet managers and owner-operators with detailed information about making wheel buying decisions aimed at lowering their operating costs, improving productivity and reducing greenhouse gases.

The system provides financial data for comparing steel and aluminum wheels. The tool calculates fuel, payload, scrap value and wheel maintenance information plus trade-in values and carbon emission figures.

“This latest version of CalcuLighter includes interface enhancements along with all of the statistical data reflecting the most recent regulations affecting the trucking industry,” says Mike Parnell, vice president and general manager.

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.

In combination with the launch of the online upgrade, the company also introduced 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.

“With a commitment to innovation and products like LvL ONE technology, Alcoa continues to offer wheel solutions that improve operating costs and productivity,” according to Parnell. “Now CalcuLighter illustrates the real value of switching to Alcoa aluminum wheels in an accurate, easy to use, online format,” he points out.

For more information, visit www.alcoawheels.com/calculighter.

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