2014 Melbourne Truck Show Exhibitor Awards Announced

By: Michael Cahill

A panel of independent judges has announced the winners of the exhibitor awards for this year’s Melbourne International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES).

Various award categories exist, including ‘Truck of the Show’ and ‘Outstanding Truck Manufacturer Display’, and the winners were decided based upon a list of criteria that included achievements in design innovation, effective use of space, product knowledge, and more.

Truck of the show

The Truck of the Show award was given to Isuzu for the FYJ 2000 8x4, a tweaked version of its 8x4 FY Series range. The changes made for this model include a shorter wheelbase, a reduction in tare weight, and a tighter turning circle.

Truck Of The Show Isuzu

Outstanding truck manufacturer display

Daimler Trucks took home the Outstanding Truck Manufacturer Display this year. Highlights from the Daimler stand include the Freightliner Revolution concept truck, and the Econic dual control garbage truck from Mercedes-Benz. See pictures of the Freightliner Revolution here.

Truck Stand Of The Show Daimler -3

Outstanding ancillary equipment display

Dana Australia won the Outstanding Ancillary Equipment Display award with a great looking stand that featured, amongst others, Dana’s D170 rear axle, a D2000 steer axle, and an SVL drive shaft.

Ancillary Equipment Stand Of The Show Dana -1

Outstanding trailer/body manufacturer display

The Outstanding Trailer/Body Manufacturer Display award was shared between the CIMC Australia Road Transport Equipment Group, and Byford Equipment.

Outstanding customer service award

The Outstanding Customer Service Award went to Paccar Australia. Have a look at what Paccar had on display at their stands in this video interview with Paccar Managing Director Mike Dozier.  

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Most unique show attraction

Combilift Australia won the Most Unique Show Attraction award for its very impressive live outdoor demonstration of its container handler. You can see Matt Wood’s review and video of the Combilift SC3 T container handler here.

Best new product release

Alcoa Wheel Products won the Best New Product Release award for its Ultra One, a product that it claims is the lightest truck wheel on the market.

There were over 350 exhibitors showing off an estimated half a billion dollars of equipment at this year’s ITTES. Show organisers expect to have attendance figures confirmed in the coming weeks, but they say that early feedback indicates that numbers are up in comparison to previous years. 

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