The new Mercedes-Benz Actros been voted International Truck of the Year 2020 by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 24 major trucking magazines throughout Europe.
The prestigious annual award is presented to the truck introduced into the market in the previous 12 months which has made the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency. Criteria include technological innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental footprint and Total Cost of Ownership.
In their citation, the jury praised the introduction of the Actros MirrorCam system, which replaces the traditional exterior rear-view mirrors and supports the driver in manoeuvring, cornering or changing lanes – coupled with improved all-around visibility and aerodynamic efficiency.
Commenting on the significance this award will have in the Irish market, Fergus Conheady, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in Ireland said: “Whilst retaining all of the operational excellence that have made successive Actros models the truck-of-choice for so many, this latest award is a recognition of the giant leap forward in terms of innovation and technology that makes the new Actros a standard-setter in the field of long-distance haulage.”