Higher tonnage, 41-tonne rigid trucks would mark the next shift, claim industry sources. Drawing attention to the innovative 41-tonne 10×2 rigid truck displayed by Ashok Leyland recently at Chennai, industry sources claim that other CV majors are also preparing to launch 10×2 rigid trucks in the 41-tonne category. The next, most important battlefield according to industry sources, the 41-tonne rigid category will offer superior economics and lower total cost of ownership mention sources. Pointing at an emergence of pre-buying before the move to BSVI in mid-2020, sources claim that the entry of 41-tonne rigid trucks will help the market growth further. Stating that VE Commercial Vehicles and Tata Motors would soon follow suit by introducing a 41-tonne rigid multi-axle truck, sources are of the opinion that an uptake in sectors like Cement, steel, bulk, FMCG, etc., will be the growth catalysts.

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