The main reason for the nomination is the significant contribution made by the vehicle to the efficiency of transportation. This takes into account such arguments as the novelty of technical solutions, operating costs, sales volume, financial terms of purchase, availability of service.
«Truck of the year»
Trucks GVW from 6.0 tons and higher
«Van of the Year»
Vans and trucks GVW up to 6.0 tons
«Bus of the Year»
Urban, suburban and touristic buses, and also minibuses
«Trailer / semitrailer of the year»
Trailers of O2 categories (GVW up to 3.5 tons), O3 (up to 10 tons) and O4 (over 10 tons)
«Special Award» (For achievements in development of Russian market)
Russian and foreign enterprises that produce products (both cars and components) on territory of the Russian Federation
«Prospect of the Year»
Pilot-models, preparing for serial production and shown at exhibitions or other public events not later than the first half of the year of the Contest
«Person of the Year»
Top-managers of enterprises: general, technical and financial directors; chief structural engineers, senior project managers.
Special Award for achievements in development of Russian market
Prospect of the Year
Trailer/semitrailer of the Year
Special equipment of the Year (Garbage trucks)
SM16-03 on JAC N200S chassis
Chairman and jurymen
Alexander Solntsev The Editor in Chief of the "Commercial vehicles and Technologies Magazine", Chairman of the jury of the contest "The Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia"
"The idea of organizing the contest "The best commercial vehicle of the year in Russia" appeared in the early 2000s when I headed the magazine "Comtrans". I will not say that it was original idea - by that time contests of this kind had already been held abroad. Nevertheless, the initiative was supported in every way by industry professionals and journalists of specialized publications that were members of the jury, as it ceremony introduced an element of competition in the work of the car industry and ultimately promoted the development of the segment of commercial vehicles."
"Who are they to judge us?"
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Gruzovik Press"
Blogger MotorProject on YouTube
The Editor in Chief, the show host of «TrucksTV» on YouTube
The Editor in Chief of the section "Commercial vehicles and special vehicles" of the Internet portal www.rim3.ru
The Editor in Chief of the Journal «Avtopark - Pyatoe koleso»
Blogger. Maxtrucker.ru YouTube channel
The Show host of the program "Ministry of Transport" on REN TV
The editor of "Comtrans" section in "Dvizhok" magazine
The winners of the contest from 2001 to 2023 in the nominations:
2009 - Volzhanin CityRhythm-15 2010 - Mercedes-Benz Travego 2011 - Neoplan Cityliner 2012 - MAN Lion's City 2013 - GolAZ-5251 "Voyage" 2014 - LiAZ-5292 2015 - Mercedes-Benz Conecto 2016 - GAZ Kursor (City bus) MAN Intercity (Tourist / intercity bus) Vector NEXT (Route Taxi) 2017 - Setra 500 ComfortClass 2018 - Vector NEXT "Accessible Environment" (City Bus of the Year); MAN Lion's Coach (Tourist Bus of the Year) KAMAZ-6282 (Electric bus of the year) 2020 - GAZelle City 2021 - МАZ-303 2023 - CITYMAX 9
2009 - MAN TGX / TGS 2010 - MAZ-5440A9 2011 - Scania R-series 2012 - Hino 300-series 2013 - Volvo FH 2014 - KAMAZ-5490 2015 - GAZon NEXT 2016 - Ural NEXT 2017 - Next generation Scania 2018 - Mercedes-Benz Actros MP IV 2019 - Ford Trucks F-MAX 2020 - KAMAZ-54901 2021 - MAN TGX 2023 - KAMAZ Compass 12
2001 - Karosa C 934E 2002 - MB Travego 2003 - Scania Omni Link 2004 - Setra 400 TopClass 2005 - Setra 400 ComfortClass 2006 - Scania OmniLine 2008 - MAN Lion's Regio
2001 – Volvo FH12 2002 – Scania Griffin 2003 – Volvo FH/FM (modern.) 2004 – MB Actros (2-d) 2005 – Volvo FМ12 Region 2006 – Renault Premium Vostok II 2007 – Scania Griffin Space 2008 – Renault Premium Lander