Brisbane Truck Show reveals 2017 Awards finalists

Winners of the inaugural awards will be announced at a special event on May 25


The Brisbane Truck Show Awards, a new addition to the show in 2017, have seen more than 100 nominations.

A panel of expert judges have wittled those nominations down to give us the finalists for each category

The Awards celebrate the innovative heavy vehicle industry by showcasing the best design, engineering and manufacturing achievements from the past two years.

For the last few weeks the judges, comprising some of the trucking industry's most respected journalists, have been carefully deliberating over entries.

The awards have been assessed against a set of criteria including:

  • Technical innovation and/or features
  • Safety as a prime consideration
  • Innovative safety features
  • Service/maintenance support
  • Information availability 
  • Distribution Network
  • Delivery time
  • Stock held in Australia
  • Value for money.

The judges say the quality of the product and service innovations has made their job incredibly difficult, with an enormous number of great new products being released over the last two years.

Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at an event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the first evening of the show.

Below are the finalists for each category:

Best light or medium duty truck sponsored by Truck Assist

  • All New 500 Series Wide Cab - Hino Motor Sales Australia 
  • Eurocargo Euro 6 range - Iveco Trucks Australia 
  • Iveco Daily Van and Cab Chassis Range- Iveco Trucks Australia 

Best heavy duty truck

  • Stralis AS-L Series II - Iveco Trucks Australia
  • The new Mercedes-Benz Actros - Mercedes-Benz Trucks 
  • Kenworth T610 and T610SAR - PACCAR Australia 

Best trailer

  • 4x4 Deckwidener - Drake Trailers 
  • Freighter T-Liner Mark II with load restraint gates - MaxiTRANS 
  • Triple Eight Race Engineering - 26m B-Double Race Car Transporter - Graham Lusty Trailers 

Best body innovation

  • TFSL Low Angle Tilt Tray Bodies - Ekebol
  • Multi positional hanging truck body dividing doors - Truck Corp 
  • Transformer Truck Bodies - Tosca Industries 

Best Component, Equipment or Service Innovation

  • Icepack ES - Haultech Engineering 
  • Freighter Hanging Load Restraint Gates - MaxiTRANS 
  • Freighter Non-Slip Curtain Buckle - MaxiTRANS 

Best Technology innovation

  • Guardian - Real-time Fatigue, Distraction and Accident Prevention Technology - Seeing Machines 
  • Allotrac - Allotrac Services Pty Ltd
  • X15 with ADEPT - Cummins/Eaton 

Best Australian designed and engineered product – all classes

Sponsored by Castrol Vecton

  • Freighter T-Liner Mark II Curtain system - MaxiTRANS 
  • Freighter Hanging Load Restraint Gates - MaxiTRANS 
  • Kenworth T610 and T610SAR - PACCAR Australia 

Best Australian manufactured innovation – all classes

Sponsored by BP Australia

  • Freighter T-Liner Mark II Curtain system - MaxiTRANS 
  • Freighter Hanging Load Restraint Gates - MaxiTRANS
  • Kenworth T610 and T610SAR - PACCAR Australia

Find out more about the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show here.


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