The ATD Commercial Truck of the Year recognizes one winner from the medium-duty truck category (classes 3-7) and another from the heavy-duty truck category (class 8). The medium-duty contest was new for 2010.
Judging criteria was based on innovation, design, fuel economy, driver and owner satisfaction, ease of maintenance and safety. The judging panel consists of journalists from leading truck publications in North America.
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Peterbilt.com describes the Peterbilt Model 384 as EPA SmartWay compliant with fuel savings of between 10 and 20 percent and significantly reduced NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants. The Model 384 also offers a more fuel-efficient aerodynamic design and reduced chassis weight.
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“We are honored to be the first recipient of the ATD medium duty Commercial Truck of the Year award,” said Sumio Fukaya, president and CEO of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. “This is a true testament to the hard work of our design team and their efforts to produce a truck that meets the demanding needs of our customers.”
“Hino’s 2011 model year trucks, assembled in Williamstown, W.Va., will be the only conventional medium duty trucks not to use credits to meet the stringent 2010 EPA emissions regulations,” Fukaya said.