Associate Members

The IToY Jury is currently made up of leading road transport editors and senior journalists representing no-less than 25 countries throughout Europe, with each jury member diligently assessing each product before allocating his or her votes.

Past IToY winners have included all the major European truck manufacturers, with the Truck of the Year award remaining the most prestigious prize in the commercial vehicle calendar

Throughout its 36-year history, the IToY Group’s focus has been on Europe and the European truck scene. However, nothing stands still and since our very first award was presented back in 1977 truck manufacturing has become far more ‘globalized’. In recognition of that fact, in 2014 we shall be expanding our IToY Group beyond our current 25-strong Jury to include a new category of ‘Associate Member’, representing magazines in key markets outside of Europe.

During the last months we have established IToY Associate Memberships in China, India, South Africa, Australia –four major truck markets in which European manufacturers already compete strongly. Although these Associate Members will not have voting rights, they will have full access to all IToY editorial material gathered during the year. Moreover, we shall also be looking to run ‘local’ stories supplied by our Associate Members in our own European IToY magazines.

By creating the new category of Associate Member we intend to make IToY an even more effective organisation, reaching even more transport operators well beyond its current European territory.

We believe that a strong relationship with truck manufacturers and component-suppliers is essential in order to foster a better understanding of one of the most innovative and challenging sectors of automotive industry.


Tim Giles
Magazine: Diesel
P.O. Box 234 West Burleigh QLD 4219 Australia
Tel.: +61 3 9690 8766
Mobile: +61 420 279 641
Fax: +61 3 9682 0044


Shang Yanzhang
Magazine: Commercial Vehicle
Box 16 –No 1 Beishatan, Deshengmen Wai
100083 Beijing
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 10 6488 3609
Mobile: +86 134 2631 5468


Sridhar Chari
Magazine: Commercial Vehicle
Trade World, C-Wing, 2nd Floor
Kamala Mills Compound
Senapati Bapat Marg,Lower Parel (W)
400013 Mumbai
Tel: +91 22 43525252
Mobile: +91 98208 18334

South Africa

Charleen Clarke
Magazine: Focus on Transport and Logistics
P.O Box 957 Fountainebleau
2032 South Africa
Tel: +27 11 782 1070
Mobile: +27 83 601 0568