As a new commercial truck chassis provider, Acela is attempting to disrupt a market that hasn't seen new competition in decades. 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, where current chassis simply cannot perform.
Acela embarked on the new line of vehicles after several of their Canadian Oil Sands clients said that there wasn't a truck that could handle the extreme 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 more than seven 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 US Army's coveted "ultra-reliable" status for 17 years running. Acela's proprietary reset process restores FMTVs for commercial use.