Truett Novosad won the Truck-Lite Trophy awarded by the National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) at the Mid-America Trucking Show for his white and blue 2001 Peterbilt.
Gerald Kissinger of Stoughton, WI won second place for his red 1991 Mack Superliner and 2006 Great Dane trailer. Third place went to Rick Hitchock of Webberville, MI for his white and red 2005 Peterbilt 379.
The other finalists were Jerry Hassevoort of Hamilton, MI, for his 1986 Peterbilt and 2001 Utility reefer; Joseph Schmitt of Brillion, WI, for his 2003 Kenworth and Great Dane reefer, Ron and Carol Commissaris of Wyoming, MI, for their 2007 Peterbilt and Great Dane reefer and Phil Knowlan of Coldwater, MI for his 1994 Peterbilt.
The trophy was presented by NAST president Bo Trout and Tim Walker, Truck-Lite executive vp of sales for Europe and Asia. “The trucks represented here today are truly worthy of all the recognition we can give,” said Walker. “They are among the most beautiful to grace America’s highways. But more importantly, the seven drivers here today are profitable business people. They know the value of well prepared, well maintained equipment, and managing for safe, profitable operations. Congratulations to Truett and all the champions with us today.”