Isuzu's Truck of the Year competition is an annual event that has been running for 25 years in a row in Australia.
Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) recently launched its 26th annual Truck of the Year Competition, which will run from February 1st, 2023 until November 24th.
Truck of the Year is a popular competition among Isuzu truck owners and operators who can enter their Isuzu trucks online via the Isuzu website.
The competition is open for 10 months of the year, and each month, a winner is chosen and rewarded with an Isuzu Trucks merch pack. There are also series winners for N Series, F Series, FX Series, and FY Series.
At the end of the year, a Grand Prize winner is selected by Isuzu’s judging panel, with the grand prize being a $6,000 prepaid gift card and is named the Isuzu Truck of the Year. While winners of other categories receive a $1000 prepaid gift card.
The truck of the year competition also features a special Heritage category for long-time Isuzu Trucks fans, which was introduced to mark the dual milestones of 50 years of Isuzu trading trucks in Australia and 25 years of the Truck of the Year Competition in 2022.
In last year’s edition of the competition, an FYJ 300-350 owned by Daniel Lockwood's crane and rigging hire business took out the grand prize.
The truck has a GVM of 30,000 kilograms and a GCM of 45,000 kilograms. Other winners included Lachlan and Savannah Gregory of Gregory Plumbing and Excavation for the N Series category, Luke Hinrichs and New Wave Concreting for the F Series category, and City Coast Services for the FX Series category. YP Rimshine won the 2022 Truck of the Year People's Choice Winner for their NLR 45-150.
Isuzu Australia marketing manager Sam Gangemi commented on the Truck Of The Year competition:
“It’s a piece of Australian trucking history and it’s important to give back to the customers who have supported the brand over the years.”
“Isuzu’s Truck of the Year recognises the hard work Australian truck drivers do and it brings together the stories and businesses from across the country to share their pride in their trucks.”