This week the American Truck Dealers announced the winners of the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.
The commercial truck maker International was selected as the winner in both categories. International’s ProStar with Cummins ISX15 received the heavy-duty (Class 8) award. Its TerraStar 4x4 received the medium-duty (Class 3-7) award.
Other nominees for the heavy-duty category were the Kenworth T880 vocational truck with Paccar MX-13 engine and Peterbilt Model 579. Nominees for the medium-duty (Class 3-7) were the Hino 195h-DC, Kenworth Class 6 K370 cabover, and Peterbilt Model 220.
Winners were announced during the ATD Convention & Expo in New Orleans. The 51st annual ATD event runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo Jan. 24-27.
The winners were selected by a panel of journalists. Judging categories included innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction.