Acela Truck Company has released its Monterra line of trucks. The company's core innovation is the development of a proprietary process that resets U.S. Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) to a near-zero-mile condition. The trucks are then used in commercial markets — including oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and forestry — where current chassis are not equipped to perform.
Acela began developing its line of vehicles after several clients approached Acela President and CEO David Ronsen seeking 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. Versions of the Acela Monterra have proven themselves in the mines for over 7 years with a 96% documented uptime.
FMTVs were originally developed for the U.S. Army to withstand the harshest conditions during combat, and have achieved the U.S. Army's coveted "ultra-reliable" status for 17 years running. 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 four pillars of the Acela Truck Advantage are:
- Total Cost of Ownership
- Ease of Maintenance
- On- or Off-Highway Capability
- One-Year Warranty
The Monterra product line made its debut at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, earlier this month. Acela Truck Company joined Canadian truck body builder Brutus Truck Bodies at the event.
"The Monterra is undoubtedly the most extreme-duty truck ever introduced into the Canadian Market," notes Brutus CEO Curtis Turchak. "We are proud to be part of the official launch of Acela. We're confident that this line of trucks will be the number-one choice of chassis in the Canadian Oil Sands and related markets."