Alcoa Wheels now offers version 2.0 of its CalcuLighter, said to be an easy-to-use on-line tool designed to provide detailed information for comparing steel and aluminum wheel alternatives.

It generates instant financial data, calculating fuel, payload, scrap value and wheel maintenance information. It uses 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.

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.

The new version includes interface enhancements along with all of the statistical data reflecting the most recent regulations affecting the trucking industry.

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