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Truck Stocks Rebound After Tesla Leaves Crucial Details Out of Semi Plan

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What Tesla Can Bring to the Trucking Industry

Tesla Inc.’s superstar chief executive Elon Musk unveiled a futuristic looking electric semi truck last week that surpassed analyst expectations and weighed heavily on the shares of truck and truck component makers.

But as analysts sifted through the finer points of Thursday’s glitzy announcement, the focus shifted to the questions that remain unanswered. For all of Musk’s talk about the cost advantages of the electric big rig over traditional rivals, Tesla didn’t disclose the price of the truck that is expected to go into production in 2019, nor did it say how much the truck weighs -- both key considerations for a commercial buyer.