International LoneStar named ATD’s first ‘Commercial Truck of the Year’

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The American Truck Dealers on Sunday, April 19, named the International LoneStar as its first “ATD Commercial Truck of the Year.” The announcement was made during ATD’s 2009 Convention & Exposition in Washington.

The LoneStar was chosen by a judging panel of journalists from leading truck publications in North America. It was chosen because of its design, innovation, quiet cab and space utilization, said past ATD Chairman George Grask, who announced the first winner during a luncheon at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

LoneStar was one of five nominees for the new award. The other nominees were the Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T660, Mack Titan and Peterbilt Model 386.

In 2010, two “ATD Commercial Truck of the Year” awards will be presented: a heavy-duty truck (Class 8) and a medium-duty truck (Classes 3-7).