AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive Fleet magazine today announced that the Ram 1500 truck has been named its 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year, an award driven by reader input.
The announcement marks the second time in three years Ram Truck has earned the publication's top honor.
"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 Sherb Brown, vice president and group publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine. "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."
The winner of the Fleet Truck of the Year award is selected by readers of Automotive Fleet magazine. Those readers are comprised of more than 20,000 operators and owners of truck fleets.
"An award from Automotive Fleet magazine is recognition of what we have accomplished as we continue to develop the Ram Commercial brand," said Bob Hegbloom, Head of Ram Brand, FCA - North America. "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."
Readers were asked to consider which models best fit their fleet requirements, including application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance and lifecycle costs. Forty different trucks qualified for this year's Fleet Truck of the Year ballot.
About Automotive Fleet Magazine
Since 1961, Automotive Fleet magazine, published by Bobit Business media, has served all fleet segments operating 15 or more vehicles. It is considered the "Bible" for the medium- to large-size fleet market. Bobit Business Media publishes seven dedicated fleet titles covering the entire market from Class 1 to Class 8, making it the world's largest fleet publisher.
About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.
Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
Moving into the 2016 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles, fuel economy, payload and towing capacity:
- Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg with Ram 1500
- Best-in-class towing capability – 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
- Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
- Best-in-class torque – 900 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
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