Appropriately for the fifteenth running of the Irish Truck of the Year Awards programme, organiser Fleet Transport magazine has received fifteen nominations for the 2019 edition of the prestigious event, which features three dedicated categories within the competition. Sponsored by Corrib Oil, the biggest interest is in the Flagship Tractor-Unit class, with all the leading brand names including DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Trucks, Scania and Volvo Trucks, entering their finest in the chase for prestigious silverware.
There are two distribution classes on this occasion, namely Medium and Heavy-duty. Again the main producers are represented with contenders in the 7.5 to 15 tonne and 18 to 26 tonne GVW categories.
Nominated trucks and categories:
IVECO EUROCARGO ML75E16S
MERCEDES-BENZ ATEGO 1224
RENAULT RANGE D.250
DAF LF.290 18T
MAN TGM 18.250
RENAULT RANGE D.320
IVECO STRALIS AS440S51TX/P
MAN TGX 26.500
MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 1863
RENAULT RANGE T HIGH 520
VOLVO FH.540 RS
“It is a nice coincidence that on the 15th running of these awards, we have fifteen contenders for the overall title of Irish Truck of the Year 2019 as well as competing for three separate category honours,” explained Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Transport magazine. “We also welcome Corrib Oil, the prominent Galway headquartered fuel, lubricants and service station provider as title sponsor.”
Following a two-day assessment process the Irish Truck of the Year Awards are presented to the trucks which have made the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency in terms of innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel consumption and emissions reduction.
The category winners and overall winner of Irish Truck of the Year Award 2019 will be announced at the 12th annual Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on the 11 October next.