Although the popular HBO/Sky TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ has come to an end, there is one other throne that is set to reign on and yet to be decided this year and it’s the Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year 2020.
Sponsored by AIB, there are 15 trucks in contention for the ‘Iron Throne (Shield)’ that is the Irish Truck of the Year 2020 within the two ‘Kingdom’ categories to be ‘jousted’ for in the competition this time around.
So for the 16th consecutive year of the competition, 8 trucks from 7 leading brands – DAF, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Scania and Volvo are seeking the ultimate ‘Power’ position for the Irish Fleet Truck of the Year category with these same marques challenging for the Irish Construction Truck of the Year classification.
The Irish Truck of the Year Award contenders undergo a two-day assessment process, with the award winners deemed to have made the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency in terms of innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel consumption and emissions reduction.
“The competition for the prestigious Irish Truck of the Year 2020 is as keen as ever with all brands endeavouring to put out its best coat of armour in the two classes in the Awards programme this year,” explained Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Transport magazine.
“By coincidence, we have been using an Iron Shield as our logo over the years, which ties in nicely with our Game of Thrones parlance. We welcome AIB as the title sponsor,” he added.
“AIB have a strong history of working with the Irish Transport industry and are proud to support the Fleet Transport Awards. We wish all the finalists in the Irish Truck of the Year categories and indeed all categories the best of luck and we look forward to sharing the evening with you,” stated Brendan Crowley, Head of Asset Finance, AIB.
The winners of the two categories and the overall award will be announced and presented at the 13th annual Fleet Transport Awards Gala Banquet at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on the 10th October next.
|Fleet Tractor-Unit of the Year 2020||Construction Truck of the Year 2020|
|Renault Range T.480 4×2||Renault C/K.460 8×4|
|Renault Range D.430 Wide 4×2||Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3243K 8×4|
|Mercedes-Benz Actros 1840 LS 4×2||Volvo FH.460 8×4 B-Ride|
|Volvo FH.500 6×2||MAN TGS 35.420 8×4|
|MAN TGX 26.500 6×2||Scania XT G450 8×4|
|Scania R450 6×2||Iveco Trakker AD.410 8×4|
|Iveco Stralis AS440S46 6×2||DAF CF.450 8×4|
|DAF XF.480 6×2 FTP|