The Sustainable Truck of the year award was created in 2016 and is based on the Sustainability Index introduced in 2015 by Vado e Torno, a long-lasting Italian magazine belonging to our network. The award is assigned yearly by a free and independent jury formed by professional journalists and targets the new models coming yearly from the truck world available on the European market.
Sustainable Truck of the year: three categories for the yearly award
In order to better represent the market itself, the Sustainable Truck of the year is split in three different categories: Sustainable Truck of the Year Tractor (vehicles up to 44 ton); Sustainable Truck of the Year Distribution (vehicles up to 26 ton, 2 or 3 axles); Sustainable Truck of the Year Van (vehicle up to 7 ton).
Winners of the three main categories are awarded yearly in November on the opening day of an international trade exhibition.
The Sustainability Index as a starting point
The Sustainability Index created by Vado e Torno measures through a percentage that is quite easy to understand the sustainability rate of any transport vehicle.
Both the Index and the sustainability award are not just a representation of the recognition of the ‘greenest’ truck based on emissions, but they also take into account a several aspects such as safety; comfort; recyclability of components; connectivity; brand commitment on sustainability themes. Keeping also in mind how sustainability has an important economic implication.
In other words, the awards take into consideration also the ability to lower the threshold of risk, to make driving more relaxing, to reduce the impact on the resident population and to exit from a production cycle that moves, from start to finish, from concepts of sustainability.
The publishing house has cooperated for years with the major associations in the sector and always had important relationships with universities, research centers and the leading experts in the sector.