RANGE T HIGH SCOOPS DOUBLE, WINS FLEET TRANSPORT ‘IRISH TRUCK OF THE YEAR 2019’ & ‘FLAGSHIP TRACTOR UNIT’
Renault Trucks Range T High has scooped the double at the 12th Fleet Transport Awards, winning both ‘Irish Truck of the Year 2019’ and the ‘Flagship Tractor Unit’ award.
Both awards were presented to Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, and Harry Nash of Setanta Vehicle Sales, Renault Trucks’ Irish representatives, during the Fleet Transport Awards Gala Banquet Thursday 11th October at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
Selected by a judging panel of industry experts, the Range T520 High fought off a strong challenge from leading manufacturers to win the ‘Irish Truck of the Year 2019’. The judges acknowledged the Range T High’s additional interior space thanks to the flat-floor that is appreciated by the long distance driver and noted that since the arrival of the vehicle in right hand drive in 2017 it has been welcomed by international hauliers in the UK and Ireland.
While the Range T has been the recipient of several major awards since its launch in 2013, including Irish Truck of the Year for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016, this is the first such accolade for the Range T High in right hand drive with fully flat floor.
Carlos Rodrigues said: “Winning both Irish Truck of the Year and the Flagship Tractor Unit Award in this competitive sector is a fantastic achievement that recognises the Range T High’s outstanding combination of space, comfort and well-appointed working and living areas that appeals to both drivers and operators alike. Our flagship vehicle is driving new opportunities for Renault Trucks and is giving our brand serious momentum in the UK and Irish markets.”