As the newest commercial truck chassis provider, the company’s core innovation is its development of a proprietary process of resetting U.S. Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) to a near zero-mile condition. The trucks are then sold into commercial markets including oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction and forestry, Acela says.
“When looking at mining, oil and gas and utilities operations, a more durable, capable and extreme truck has been in high demand for years,” says Acela Truck Company President and CEO David Ronsen. “We’re here to fill that niche need and help our customers improve productivity while cutting their capital costs with the most capable truck chassis they’ve ever had.”
Acela embarked on developing its powerful line of vehicles after several of their Canadian Oil Sands clients approached Ronsen explaining that there wasn’t a truck that could handle the extreme, rugged environments of the Canadian Oil Sands with a long life-cycle and a cost-effective price point. The company says versions of the Acela Monterra have proven themselves in the mines for over seven years with a 96 percent documented uptime.
FMTVs were originally developed for the U.S. Army to withstand the harshest conditions during combat, and have achieved the US Army’s coveted “ultra-reliable” status for 17 years running, Acela says.
Acela Truck Company’s proprietary reset process restores FMTVs for commercial use. The company’s first model of trucks—the Monterra—boasts the industry’s most robust and dependable design features, including drivetrains, frames, axles, suspensions, tires and other components specially designed to withstand the rigors of the most extreme environments, the company says.
Acela says the four pillars of the Acela Truck Advantage are:
- Total Cost of Ownership
- Ease of Maintenance
- On or Off-Highway Capability
- One-Year Warranty