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March 07, 2018 | Work Truck Magazine
Work Truck named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This marks the third win for the truckmaker since the award was first presented 11 years ago.
"Thank you to all the readers of Work Truck magazine for this honor for the third time in six years," said Shaun Skinner, president of ICTA. "We are all very proud of the all-new Class 6 Isuzu FTR, and this year's honor is particularly rewarding for us since the FTR is not your typical Class 6 truck."
The FTR is powered by a 5.2L 4HK1-TC turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine mated to a 6-speed Allison automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability. The truck features eight wheelbases to accommodate bodies from 14 to 30 feet, increased forward visibility, and a turning diameter of 43.7 to 65 feet.