TRUCK OF THE YEAR WINNERS FOR 2022 ANNOUNCED
Rounding out a stellar year for Isuzu Trucks, the brand’s famed Truck of the Year competition had a fantastic turnout in 2022. The Isuzu judging panel were kept busy with some wonderful contestants from all manner of industries, some standout Isuzu trucks and genuine trucking passion. The Isuzu judging panel deliberated the entries over the festive break to decide who would be crowned the King of their Series, along with the overall Truck of the Year 2022 Grand Prize winner.
Last year was the 25th anniversary of the Truck of the Year competition, as well as the year Isuzu Australia Limited celebrated its 50th year of trading trucks in Australia. To mark these milestones a special Heritage truck category was created to celebrate Isuzu truck owners who have been with the brand from the beginning. The Truck of the Year competition pays tribute to hardworking Australian businesses who pilot and own Isuzu trucks and of course the truck drivers on the road day in day out rain, hail or shine.
2022 TRUCK OF THE YEAR SERIES WINNERS
Isuzu’s Truck of the Year competition awards a prize to one winner per model Series, selected from a pool of monthly winners throughout the calendar year. This means that a ‘King’ is crowned from the N Series, F Series, FX Series, FY Series and thanks to the special category celebrating 50 years of Isuzu Australia, the Heritage category King too. Each series winner receives a pre-paid $1,000 VISA cash card to use as they see fit. Without further ado Isuzu Truck of the Year is pleased to announce its series winners!
N SERIES WINNER!
Lachlan and Savannah Gregory of Gregory Plumbing and Excavation take top honours in the hard fought 2022 N Series category with their snazzy NPR 65-190 Tipper.
F SERIES WINNER!
Luke Hinrichs and New Wave Concreting took out the top prize from amongst the F Series entrants with this tough and highly capable FRR 107-210 Tipper.
FX SERIES WINNER!
City Coast Services was chosen as the FX Series section winner in 2022 with their always dependable FXZ 240-350.
FY SERIES WINNER!
At the heavier end the line-up, Daniel Lockwood of Craneworx has won the FY Series prize with his immaculate and highly specialized FYJ 300-350.
HERITAGE SERIES WINNER!
Rowan Leen Demolitions secured the prize for the Heritage truck category with their 1985 Isuzu JCR Tipper.
2022 TRUCK OF THE YEAR GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Now for the moment that every Truck of the Year entrant anticipates and that we have all been waiting for…drumroll please. The Grand Prize for Truck of the Year 2022 goes to…Craneworx and their FYJ 300-350!
Daniel Lockwood of Craneworx takes home a $6,000 VISA cash card, always a welcome when the new year rolls in. This prize is in addition to a $1,000 cash card for winning the FY Series prize as well. “It’s the Swiss Army knife of trucks,” said Daniel of his FYJ 300-350, which he claims is a vital part of the Craneworx operation.
Craneworx is a crane and rigging hire business based in Adelaide that offers a range of services covering crane hire and rigging steel erection and constructions, not to mention relocations and installations. Daniel’s 2021 FYJ 300-350 model has a GVM of 30,000 kilograms and a GCM 45,000 kilograms meaning that Craneworx will never have to worry about being overloaded or unable to get their Hyva loader crane from A to B.
2022 TRUCK OF THE YEAR PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER
The People's Choice category gives everyone the chance to vote on who they want to see win big. It gives another lucky Truck of the Year entrant the chance to receive a $1,000 Visa cash card. We are pleased to announce that YP Rimshine and their NLR 45-150 received an overwhelming number of votes to drive away with the title of People's Choice Truck of the Year plus the $1,000 VISA cash card.
YP Rimshine was selected via public vote on Isuzu Australia's Facebook page during the month of December. This gives truck lovers their say on their favourite Isuzu truck from 2022’s pool of monthly winners.
AUSTRALIA’S LONGEST RUNNING TRUCK APPRECIATION COMPETITION
Stand by to see the 2023 Truck of the Year competition get even bigger and better. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the opening of the competition, which will be forthcoming very soon with all the fine details on how to enter your beloved Isuzu truck into Australia’s longest running truck appreciation competition.