American Truck Company, a Terex joint venture, will supply the U.S. Marine Corps with three prototype heavy trucks worth $5.6 million. The contract is phase one of a two-part process to determine which vehicle the Marine Corps will select for a truck order of up to 1,022 vehicles. Two suppliers are advancing to this stage of the proposal and evaluation process. The Marine Corps will put the Logistic Vehicle System Replacement prototypes through a 12,000-mile accelerated endurance test, performance testing and operational assessment. The new trucks are intended to replace the Marine Corps’ heavy fleet with more capable, robust vehicles. American Truck Company vehicles are based on a design developed and tested by Terex subsidiary Tatra. The trucks feature a central backbone chassis design with an all-wheel drive suspension. The chassis and suspension design lends itself to a variety of vehicle configurations, including cargo carriers, load-hauling systems, weapon platforms, tankers, firefighting vehicles and aerial work platforms.
Terex announces Marine Corps truck contract
April 5, 2004