CREAM OF THE CROP: MAY 2017 TRUCK OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS
Isuzu truck owners are some of the proudest drivers you’re likely to meet on the roads, no matter where you are in Australia.
Test it out for yourself. Ask an Isuzu owner a question or two about their rig and see how animated they get.
The enthusiastic response you’ve probably just received is just one reason why Isuzu runs the Truck of the Year competition, which began as a fun way to celebrate the pride Aussie Isuzu owners place in their vehicles.
Entries for the 2017 competition are flooding in, with truck owners from across Australia vying for a grand cash prize of $6,000 and the bragging rights that can only come from having the Isuzu Truck of the Year.
How it works
If you’re reading this thinking ‘why isn’t my Isuzu featured in this blog?’, then don’t despair. There’s still plenty of time to throw your hat in the ring for a shot at that sweet, sweet cash.
Between now and the end of November, Isuzu owners can visit http://isuzu.com.au/news-media/truck-of-the-year, attach a photo (at least 1MB) of their beautiful machine and fill out the entry webform.
From a shortlist of candidates, two Truck of the Year entrants will be decided as monthly winners, with each receiving a $250 Isuzu merchandise pack of their choice. These winners will then go into the running for the grand prize for 2017.
And no one leaves empty handed, every single Truck of the Year entry* also receives an Isuzu mug.
Who you’re up against
Holidaymaker Laurie Dyke and South Australian landscaping supplies company Newtons Building and Landscaping led a solid field of May Truck of the Year entrants. Congratulations to both on being selected as the monthly winners for May 2017.
NEWTONS BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING – MAY WINNER
Bryce from Newtons Sand, Metal Building and Landscaping Supplies uses his GIGA 455 CXY Tipper for about every application imaginable, and it’s never let him down.
LAURIE DYKE – MAY WINNER
When Laurie Dyke set out to explore our Great Southern Land, he knew he needed a vehicle that he could trust implicitly, that’s why he set out in his Isuzu NPR 200 Premium Tradepack.
CUBIC DEFENCE AUSTRALIA
Townsville, QLD, company Cubic Defence Australia needed a vehicle that could get them anywhere they had to be – no ifs or buts – which saw them turn to Isuzu’s FTS 800 4×4.
When Gary Harris hits the road from his base in Bundaberg to travel around Northern Queensland and perform maintenance jobs, he knows he’s going to be comfortable in his Isuzu NPR 45-155 Tradepack.
A purpose-built canopy allows Gary’s Isuzu to serve as his tow vehicle and work truck. Even when Gary tows 3,500 kg, he said that the Isuzu does well.
RAY WHITE ROMA LIVESTOCK
The diverse work Jack Clanchy and the team at Ray White Roma Livestock undertake always keeps them on their toes, but Jack said, even in the face of uncertainty he can rely on his Isuzu GIGA CXZ 455.
Blitz Enterprises owner/driver George Koroblitsas spends his days transporting cars throughout Melbourne, so he knows what he’s talking about when he’s quick to praise his Isuzu FRR 110-260.
GARY HALL PACING STABLES
Gary Hall uses his FRR 600 Premium AMT crew cab to transport prize-winning horses to competitions all around the country, and said the “smoothness” of the ride means they always get to their destination in tip-top shape.
HOT AND COOL HAULAGE
Bruce Watts bought an Isuzu NPR 400 Premium to keep Hot and Cool Haulage running smoothly. He’s happy to report that the truck stays cool, even as Western Australia’s summers push the mercury sky high.
MURRAY VALLEY CENTRE
The Murray Valley Centre provide vital community services in the Albury-Wodonga area, and their new Isuzu NNR 45-150 Crew Cabs help them whenever they head out on the road or need to shift a load.
Rolling out the National Broadband Network across Victoria takes a truck equipped to handle the hard yakka, which is exactly why NDN Communications bought an NPR 55-155 Premium Tradepack.
MSA CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Matt from MSA Construction and Maintenance says their Isuzu CXZ GIGA Premium Tipper is the pride of their fleet, and a truck to be reckoned with when it comes to the hard yakka the paving, concreting and earthworks business takes on.
Tony Seychell said when he bought his Isuzu FXZ 1500, he knew he was buying a quality truck that could turn a few heads on the worksite. And Tony is pleased to report that the FXZ has done just that.
* Disclaimer: Prior to publishing, all Truck of the Year entries are appraised by Isuzu engineers to ensure any after-sale modifications meet warranty and safety standards. Vehicles that have included modifications which could affect safe operation and performance cannot be included.