*In association with AIB Finance & Leasing
New trucks to the value of over €2.5 million were presented by seven commercial vehicle brands for assessment at the Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year Awards 2023. This 19th running of the annual awards programme, organised by Fleet Publications and sponsored by AIB Finance & Leasing took place over two days at Moyvalley Hotel, County Kildare.
Here, a panel of seven expert jury members appraised each truck from three main categories – Fleet spec Tractor-units, Construction, Alternate Energy/Fuels: Electric & Natural Gas. Test drives were taken along national and primary routes, with the Construction trucks brought to a quarry nearby to perform more in its natural environment. In addition, and to attain further information on the products, technical presentations made by the various brands to the panel.
According to Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Publications, the event was very interesting and busy! “Yes, we had two very engaging days with the truck tests at the Moyvally Hotel, a new venue for us that worked out well. The high levels of technology and specifications were demonstrated to us by the brands, and on behalf of the panel, we are very grateful for their time and effort in preparing and presenting the trucks to us. The continuous advances in diesel engineering is appreciated as is the ongoing development of electric and natural gas powertrains. All augers well for the future as the industries to reduce operators carbon footprint,” he said.
Full details of this year’s competition will feature in the next edition of Fleet Transport magazine. In the meantime, these are are makes and models in contention for the main and category prizes, which will be announced and presented at the Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner at the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, County Meath on 10 November.
FLEET TRANSPORT IRISH TRUCK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2023
BEST FLEET TRACTOR-UNIT
BEST CONSTRUCTION TRUCK