BIG PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN 2019 TRUCK OF THE YEAR


Win almost $6,000 in prizes by voting in this year’s Truck of the Year competition

 

2018 Truck of the Year recipient Nick Radford

THE popular Tranzmile Truck of the Year award – brought to you by Deals on Wheels’ sister title Owner Driver – is back for its second year, bigger than ever and featuring some of the hottest trucks to come out of Australia!

From a record-breaking V8 Mack, to a schmick International Eagle 9900i, right through to an iconic Kenworth Legend 900 – this year’s seen more centrefold Truck of the Month variety than any truck publication in history!

The Owner Driver team painstakingly sifted through dozens of the hottest truck features to narrow it down to 12 top-shelf finalists of 2019, but it’s up to you, the legends who make it all worthwhile by reading the magazine, to come up with a winner.

And for your efforts, well we’ve put together a ripper prize pack for one lucky voter, valued at $5,883.61 with items like a Castrol toolbox fridge, Narva goody bag, CanDo heavy-duty code reader, Meritor bar stool and loads more (see details on page x).

It’s pretty simple too, just head to ownerdriver.com.au/toty19 to vote for your favourite Truck of the Month, and you’re good to go! Voting opens December 1, 2019 and winds up on January 31, 2020, at which point we’ll gather up all the entries and draw a winner of the prize pack on February 17, 2020.

You’ll have to be patient and wait for the March edition of Owner Driver to hit the shelves to find out who took out the coveted title of 2019 Tranzmile Truck of the Year – a title that’ll give one truckie bragging rights for the entire year! Well worth the wait if you ask us!

Last year’s Truck of the Year was a hard-working 1990 Mack Valueliner with that trademark E9 V8 noise to boot, belonging to well-known truckie and owner of one of the industry’s best moustaches Nick Radford.

When it came time to present Nick with the whopping 7kg Tranzmile Truck of the Year trophy, the initial phone call was met with a chuckle.

Radford's winning Valueliner!

"Surprised? Very much actually," he says. "It’s good that the public liked the truck, the old girl."

Nick tells Owner Driver he originally bought the Valueliner to be done up and taken to truck shows, but a surge in work around the farm at Penola in South Australia brought the old Mack out of semi-retirement.

"It became an everyday truck, and it was out on the road with a water tanker and single side tipper," he tells us.

"It’s a little bit gravel-rashed since we’ve done it up, a few stone chips or whatever, but it’s still in good order and condition."

While the other 11 Truck of the Month contenders were made up of mostly later model rigs, Nick’s Valueliner reminds us just how much we Aussies love the older gear.

"They’re loud, they use heaps of fuel, sound good, look good, so there’s a bit of a following with the old trucks," Nick laughs.

 

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