Peterbilt’s Model 384 was named heavy-duty winner of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010.
The announcement was made at the 47th annual ATD Convention & Expo in Orlando, Fla., which ended yesterday, April 26.
“Peterbilt is honored to be selected as ATD’s Commercial Truck of the Year,” said Bill Jackson, general manager of Peterbilt Motors Company and vice president of PACCAR Inc., referring to the truck’s win in the heavy-duty category. “Our team listens to the voice of the customer along with our dealer network, and works with our supplier partners to design and manufacturer trucks that offer value, innovative features and exceptional maneuverability for a wide range of applications.”
The trucks were judged on innovation and design, driver satisfaction, ease of maintenance and safety, Hall said. The winners were chosen by a panel of journalists from leading truck publications in North America.
The other heavy-duty truck nominees were: Kenworth T660 Extended Day Cab and Freightliner Coronado.
Last year, International LoneStar was named the winner in the heavy-duty category.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.