The all-new Canter Eco Hybrid from FUSO Trucks was crowned Irish Green Commercial of the Year 2013 at the eighth annual Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner, held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.
Established to honor excellence in the Irish Road Transport and Haulage Industry, over 700 representatives from the road transport and related industries attended the awards ceremony.
The award was adjudicated by four judges from a variety of backgrounds with the judging process employed for the International Truck of the Year awards also used – 12 criteria with a maximum of 7 points awarded for each criteria, which include: efficiency, performance, flexibility, driving comfort and cabin layout. In the end, the Canter Eco Hybrid saw off tough shortlisted competition from the MAN TGL Hybrid and the Renault Premium Hybrid to secure this prestigious title.
Gerard Rice, Managing Director of FUSO Trucks Ireland, expressed his delight on receiving this major award by commenting: “The new Canter Eco Hybrid is one of the most economical, environmentally friendly and flexible trucks on the market. The Eco Hybrid fuel efficiency is maximised with the powerful hybrid drive in combination with the revolutionary FUSO Duonic automated transmission as standard. This award underlines those credentials so we’re delighted to have won the Irish Green Commercial of the Year 2013.“
The Canter Eco Hybrid was also a key feature of Fleet Transport EXPO 12, Ireland’s first ever Commercial Vehicle, Transport and Logistics Industry showcase. The Eco Hybrid attracted considerable attention, and praise, from a variety of companies looking for a transport solution which provides maximum economy and efficiency without business compromise.
For FUSO Trucks, this award, as well as the award of Fleet Truck of the Year 2012 for the Canter EURO 5, provides a very strong endorsement for the entire Canter range which also includes the revolutionary Canter Duonic and the rugged Canter 4×4, both of which were also shortlisted for awards on the night. FUSO is a Daimler Group brand.
Source: Daimler AG