Work Truck magazine today named the Class 4 and 5 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab truck its 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.
Nineteen vehicles were voted on by professional fleet managers, who were asked to consider which medium-duty truck model best fit their fleet requirements, including application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.
“The commercial truck segment is all about total cost of ownership,” said Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO and Head of U.S. Sales – Chrysler Group LLC. “When you account for fuel economy, brake wear, tire wear and the best powertrain warranty in the business, Ram Chassis Cab trucks offer the lowest cost of ownership.”
The May/June issue of Work Truck magazine will feature a complete article on the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award.
Earlier this month, Ram Truck announced that 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 medium-duty Chassis Cab commercial trucks will be available with an optional 30,000-lb. gross combined weight rating (GCWR), an increase from 26,000 lbs.