ATD Announces Nominees for 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year
UPDATED Oct. 28 -- McLEAN, Va. (Oct. 17, 2013) The American Truck Dealers (ATD) has announced seven nominees for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an annual award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.
The heavy-duty (Class 8) nominees are International ProStar with Cummins ISX15, Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 engine and Peterbilt Model 579. The medium-duty (Class 3-7) nominees are Hino 195h-DC, International TerraStar 4x4, Kenworth Class 6 K370 Cabover and Peterbilt Model 220.
The award recognizes a winner in each category. The winners will be announced Sunday, Jan. 26, during the 2014 ATD Convention & Expo, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans from Jan. 24-27.
The winners will be determined by a panel of journalists, who test drove and evaluated the trucks at the Manheim's auction site in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 18. The judging categories include innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction.
Keynote speakers at the 51st annual ATD convention include Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré (U.S. Army Ret.), who led the Defense Department's response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana; Philip Byrd, chairman of the American Trucking Associations; and ATD Chairman Dick Witcher, chief executive officer of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, Mass.
For more information or to register, visit nada.org/convention/.
The American Truck Dealers, a division of NADA, represents about 2,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers. ATD members share in NADA's programs, services and benefits. For more information, visit nada.org/ATD/.