Show Awards finalists announced

The ALL NEW Brisbane Truck Show Awards celebrate our dynamic heavy vehicle industry by showcasing the last two year’s best design, engineering and manufacturing achievements.

For the last few weeks a panel of judges, comprising some of the trucking industry’s most respected journalists, has been deliberating over entries, representing over one hundred nominations across all categories.

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

Judges report 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, including a number set for their first reveal at next week’s Brisbane Truck Show.

A sample of judges’ comments:

  • “This is a great Australian made product. The beauty of it is the service network and distribution.”
  • “A smart progression that enhances ease of use and boosts safety significantly.”
  • “This company keeps pushing the boundaries of innovation across its range. This is exceptional R&D and practical for the supply chain. Great innovation.”
  • “A strong improvement in driver comfort and convenience with improved ergonomics, safety and vision. Minimised fatigue levels result from the improved driver environment.”
  • “Safety, efficiency and comfort – a major stride forward for the brand.”
  • “Great new truck. The response has been positive from the market.”
  • “The most significant heavy truck development in the Australian transport industry in the past decade.”

Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at a special cocktail event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the first evening of the show. See below for details.

Our congratulations to all finalists and equally to all nominees whose submissions were, without exception, very worthy contenders.

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

  • 4×4 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
sponsored by Castrol Vecton

  • 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

  • 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