Cabovers dominate medium-duty Truck of the Year nominee field

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The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced Friday the seven nominees for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an annual award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

The medium-duty (Class 3-7) nominees are:

• Hino 195h-DC

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• International TerraStar 4×4

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• Kenworth Class 6 K370 Cabover

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• Peterbilt Model 220

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The heavy-duty (Class 8) nominees are:

• International ProStar with Cummins ISX15

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• Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 engine

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• Peterbilt Model 579

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The award recognizes a winner in each category, and winners will be announced Sunday, Jan. 26, during the 2014 ATD Convention & Expo, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in New Orleans from Jan. 24-27.

The winners will be determined by a panel of journalists, who will test drive and evaluate the trucks at the Manheim’s auction site in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 18.