Every year the renowned publication for heavy-duty truck owners, Work Truck Online, surveys truck owners on what they consider to be the “Medium-Duty Truck of The Year”, then announces the winner.
The voters are asked to consider what Medium-Duty truck best fits fleet requirements for: application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.
Eligible trucks for the 2021 award included:
- Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
- Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty (4500/5500/6500)
- Ford F-600 Super Duty Chassis Cab
- Freightliner M2 106
- GMC Sierra 3500HD
- Hino Model M4
- Hino Model L6
- International MV Series
- International CV Series
- Isuzu 2020i NPR-HD Gas
- Kenworth K270E
- Mack MD Series
- Peterbilt Model 220
- Ram Chassis Cab (3500/4500/5500)
For the 2021 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, announced at The Work Truck Show 2021, the winner goes to the:
Ford F-600 Super Duty Chassis Cab
This is not surprising as the Ford F-600 Super Duty Chassis Cab was also voted Medium-Duty Truck Of The Year in 2019 and 2020.
The 2021 F-600 Super Duty has the power and size to tackle the biggest jobs. With the capability of a big Class 6 truck that includes a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 22,000lbs, the F-600 offers a 7.31L V-8 gasoline or 6.7L V-8 Power Stroke diesel engine and either a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain. Talk to one of our Ford Fleet Managers on how to best spec your F-600 to handle your business needs.
New for 2021 is the available Ford CO-PILOT 360 Technology with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Automatic High Beam and Forward Collision Warning and, Audible Lane Departure Warning to ensure your drivers and passengers stay safe on the road while under heavy loads.
No one in this industry is a stranger to the high quality upfits from Knapheide and rarely do they endorse any one OEM truckline, for obvious reasons but Mandar Dighe, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Knapheide Manufacturing was quoted saying at The Work Truck Show 2021:
“The F-600 gives our customers the capability and capacity of a traditional Class 6 truck, in the familiar and nimble envelope of Super Duty. All in all, the F-600 is a great vehicle for our customers, but also a great platform for up-fitting and work equipment integration. Ford really hit the target with the F-600.”