Truckman ‘picks up’ What Van? Aftermarket Accessory of the Year Award for the second time running!

13 Dec 2019

Published in: Member News

Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 vehicle accessories, has won the prestigious WhatVan? Aftermarket Accessory of the Year award for its ultra-accessible RS-3 hardtop.

Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 vehicle accessories, has won the prestigious WhatVan? Aftermarket Accessory of the Year award for its ultra-accessible RS-3 hardtop.

The company’s latest British-built commercial hardtop scooped the award at the Hilton Bankside in London and follows in the footsteps of Truckman’s truck bed drawer system, DECKED, which won the 2019 Aftermarket Accessory award.

The WhatVan? Awards are recognised as the most prized independent endorsements of excellence in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) industry.  It is a major achievement for the Truckman RS-3, which was only launched to the market in the summer and has recently been granted OEM approval status by Isuzu UK.

Featuring remote lockable gull-wing doors which, along with the rear door, provides all-round access to enable tradespeople and engineers to easily access tools and equipment anywhere in the truck bed.  Cab-high, the hardtop reduces aerodynamic drag and improves fuel efficiency as well as accessibility in cramped locations.

Suited for off-highway and construction site projects thanks to its durable structure, the hardtop’s access is matched by its security features with remote central locking on all three doors and a tinted rear door to help restrict the truck bed contents from view - ideal for commercial pick-up truck users and fleet specifiers.

The RS-3 can be colour matched but comes as standard in the ultra-robust and OEM white matched gel coating, which is much thicker than standard paint ensuring even deep scratches to the hardtop’s exterior can be polished out. The gel coat also has comprehensive UV protection to provide a durable long-term gel finish.

Designed and built at Truckman’s facility in the West Midlands, the RS-3 has been initially introduced for the Isuzu D-Max and the Toyota Hilux Active with further OEM models due for release soon. 

Mike Wheeler, Executive Chairman of Truckman, said: “We are thrilled to win the WhatVan? Award for the second year in a row.  It is a particularly proud moment for our team as this is a major endorsement for British design and manufacturing.  Truckman has always had an excellent reputation for innovation and quality, which we consistently continue with the development of new accessories that are designed to improve the working lives of pick-up truck users.

“The RS-3 provides an ideal solution to securely transport tools, equipment and materials to site while providing easy quick access to the truck bed through its cab-high remote lockable rear and side doors.  In the short time since its launch it is a concept that is proving popular with our customers and is helping the hardtop become a key part of our extensive range of accessories.”

Submitted by Jamie from Auto Styling Truckman Group
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