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Peterbilt takes top honors at ATD Convention in Las Vegas


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The Peterbilt 587 SmartWay conventional tractor (above) in the heavy-duty (Class 8) division and the Peterbilt Model 210 low cab forward in the medium-duty (Class 3-7) competition were the winners. (The Trucker file photo)
The Peterbilt 587 SmartWay conventional tractor (above) in the heavy-duty (Class 8) division and the Peterbilt Model 210 low cab forward in the medium-duty (Class 3-7) competition were the winners. (The Trucker file photo)

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt trucks took top honors at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Commercial Truck of the Year awards at the ATD Convention and Expo on Sunday, Feb. 5.

The Peterbilt 587 SmartWay conventional tractor in the heavy-duty (Class 8) division and the Peterbilt Model 210 low cab forward in the medium-duty (Class 3-7) competition were the winners. Nine trucks were nominated for the award.

Other award contenders were the Freightliner 114SD conventional dump truck, International ProStar Plus tractor with MaxxForce 15 engine, and the Kenworth T660 Regional Hauler with Paccar MX engine. The medium-duty truck entries were the Fuso Canter FE160 low cab forward, Isuzu NPR-HD Gas, Kenworth T440 Conventional and UD 2600 low cab forward.

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Judges considered the trucks’ overall appearance, cab comfort, noise levels, roominess and other factors in choosing the winners.

The ATD convention ran Feb. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The American Truck Dealers represents about 2,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers. ATD members share in NADA’s programs, services and benefits. ATD hosts an annual convention and expo for dealers and dealership managers. For more information, visit www.atd.org.

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