UD Trucks, the Japanese maker of diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles, has been voted the Outstanding Manufacturer of the Year at Truck and Fleet Awards by the Middle East transportation, logistics and mobility communities.
UD Trucks’ success follows a region-wide campaign conducted by Truck and Fleet Middle East.
UD Trucks MEENA is quickly rising through the ranks of truck brands in the region and recorded double-digit growth since the turn of the decade based on a strategy of combing robust and reliable hardware with superlative aftersales support through its dealers. It has also recently upgraded its flagship Croner and Quester trucks to Euro 5 in the region.
The Truck and Fleet Awards 2024 recognised 21 winners during a gala dinner held this week at the Ritz Carlton – JBR hotel in Dubai. Almost 9,000 people voted for categories with the process open to the industry before closing at the beginning of January.
The Truck and Fleet Awards 2024 were supported by the following companies:
- Platinum Sponsor: Tata Motors
- Gold Sponsor: TotalEnergies
- Silver Sponsors: Al Masaood, Arabian Axles, Autotek.io, NAZ Industries
- Shipping Partner: Transport Overseas Group
“We are lucky to be taking part in a revolution in transportation and mobility and I think this year we got a taste of how far we have come – and maybe a glimpse of how far we still have to go,” said Stephen White, head of content, Truck and Fleet Middle East.
“Innovation is a word that has almost lost its meaning, but this year it was incredible to see so many genuinely new technologies and vehicles make the finalist shortlist. But the fleet winners were also at an astonishingly high standard, and I am sure they are setting the standards others should follow.”