The Ram 1500 has been named Automotive Fleet magazine’s Truck of the Year, marking the second time in three years the publication has awarded the vehicle with the designation. Automotive Fleet’s Truck of the Year award is decided by their readers, which are made up of more than 20,000 fleet owners and operators, who vote for candidates based on application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance and lifecycle costs.
“There is little doubt, looking at the ballots, that the Ram 1500 is resonating with our readers — commercial fleet managers of the largest fleets in nation,” said Automotive Fleet group published Sherb Brown. “Competition in this segment is really tough, but the Ram 1500 edged out the other brands in this year’s voting by delivering the capabilities fleets need for their day-to-day operations.”
“An award from Automotive Fleet magazine is recognition of what we have accomplished as we continue to develop the Ram Commercial brand,” added Ram brand boss Bob Hegbloom. “Receiving an award based on such an experienced audience truly gives Ram Truck more momentum and confirms we are delivering the features most important to business owners.”
More than forty different trucks qualified for this year’s Fleet Truck of the Year including last year’s winner, the Ford F-150 and other contender’s such as the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ford Transit.