Truck of the Year


It’s not only the weather that’s getting warmer—the action is steaming over here at Isuzu’s Truck of the Year with entries coming in left, right and centre. With only two months remaining to enter this year’s competition, we’re excited to see which truck will reign supreme and take home the title for 2020!

But back to the task at hand—this month we congratulate Tonca Earthmoving and their FRR 107-210 Tipper on taking out the laurels for September.

Joe Mammoliti from Tonca Earthmoving, receives an Isuzu Trucks merchandise pack up to the value of $300 and also stands the chance to win an additional $1,000 Visa cash card if they’re crowned King of the N, F, FX/FY or Giga Series.

We won’t forget to mention the coveted Grand Prize—a $6,000 Visa cash card—is waiting in the wings for the Grand Prize Winner of 2020.

There’s only two months left to enter the competition… so get in quick and enter your Isuzu online today!

Click here to see the full terms and conditions of the competition.



Joe Mammoliti’s Ready-to-Work FRR 107-210 Tipper is the unabashed star of his busy earthmoving business, Tonca Earthmoving, in Western Australia. Joe says the robust Tipper plays an integral role in the fleet, combining superior functionality with car-like manoeuvrability and power. “It drives like a car but has enough grunt for anything we throw at it. It’s also versatile enough to carry machinery, a water tank and tow trailers,” noted Joe. Featuring a GVM of 10,700 kg and GCM of 16,000 kg, Joe says the Tonca team enjoy the ruggedness and reliability of the Tipper, and find the compact design and nimble handling make it perfect for Tonca’s tight access jobs. Joe purchased his Tipper from the good folks over at Southwest Isuzu, who took out Isuzu Trucks’ 2019 National Dealer of the Year and Service Dealer of the Year awards.



It’s bold, bright and blue, and this NLR 45-150 Servicepack is catching eyes over here at the Truck of the Year. Pictured on the job delivering general and emergency plumbing services in New South Wales with Aquafirm Plumbing, owner Blake Voysey has only good things to say about the handiness of his Servicepack.  “It’s the complete plumbing package. From the flashing lights for night work to the full wrap—it can be seen night or day!” Talking of visibility, the NLR Servicepack features LED lighting in each of its seven lockable storage compartments, making it easy for staff to find tools in the dark, while keeping the valuables safe and sound on the road.



On call and helping Global Utility Construction (GUC) behind the scenes with civil works and communications construction, this NPR 65-190 brings more bang for buck than the average support vehicle. “The truck services our civil and communication fleet on the east coast with 24/7 support,” says Jake Foley from GUC. Fully customised with service body and rear crane, the NPR also sports integrated toolboxes, air and oxygen drums inside, and a sleek body wrap that’s hard to miss on the road.



This NPR 75-190 with medium wheelbase and automated manual transmission (AMT) isn’t Tony Harrison’s first brush with the Isuzu N Series—he’s invested in a well-deserved upgrade from his old faithful of 15 years. Tony has fitted the new NPR with a custom tray and toolboxes, and splashed striking signage across the truck, making full use of that extra length in the wheelbase. What impresses Tony most about his new truck? “It’s just great to drive, with plenty of power, and I am really impressed with the AMT transmission.”



It’s been a long journey for this NQR 450 (NQR 75-190) from its purchase in 2003 to today, but the sturdy Isuzu N Series is still loyally keeping the wheels churning for family-run businesses AP Milky Way—even during the COVID-19 crisis. Owner Amrivitr Gill says he and his wife start every day at 2am, jump in the truck and load up dairy products from a warehouse in outer-Melbourne. The rest of the day in spent in the cab of the NQR, providing an essential delivery service to local cafes in the area.