Fourteen examples from seven truck brands in the long-haul and distribution sectors contest for the fourteenth annual Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year Awards.
The winner in each category will go forward for the final vote to win the overall title for 2017.
Tractor-units and medium to heavy distribution rigid trucks were supplied by DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Trucks, Scania and Volvo Trucks for assessment and test drives by the expert judging panel over two-days at Johnstown Estate, Enfield, County Meath.
“This year’s focus is on flagship tractor-units and distribution trucks within the 12-15 tonnes and 18-26 tonnes GVW,” explained Jarlath Sweeney, Editor, Fleet Transport magazine.
“All the trucks entered feature up-to-the-minute technology and our analysis will centre on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and our analysis will centre on TCO, cab-ergonomics and aftersales back-up provided by the brands through their dealer network,” added Jarlath.
Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year 2017 – Nominated Trucks/Models:
DAF Trucks– XF.510 & CF.310
Iveco– Stralis 560 Hi-Way & Eurocargo 180.25
MAN– TGX 26.500 & TGM 18.250
Mercedes-Benz– Actros 1545 & Antos 2540
Renault Trucks– T520 Comfort & D320 Optifuel
Scania– R580 BlueStream
Volvo Trucks – FH.540 GTL, FL 512.210 & FE 818.280