Kriska Gifts Young Truck Hero a New Truck


OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero winner Ickroop Mangat had plans to buy his own truck in another year, but as a reward for his courage and bravery, Mark Seymour, president and CEO of Kriska, made the dream a reality much sooner.

“He could be anything, but he just wants to drive a truck like his dad,” Seymour was quoted as saying by Truck News at the presentation.

With work done by Tallman Truck Group, the 2013 International truck with a brand new Maxxforce D14 engine, was made shiny and new before the keys were handed over.

The 13-liter, 475 horsepower engine has just 40 miles on it, but that wasn’t the only upgrade the Kriska truck received. With a new coat of paint, upgrades to the interior, and an all-new chrome package, the truck only needed a big bow before it was ready for the company’s presentation.

Speechless when Seymour handed him the keys – the first time in the company’s history they’ve given a driver a truck –  Mangat said he couldn’t be more grateful, and plans to drive with Kriska for a long time.

“I’ve got my father here, and a good company behind me, what more could I want,” he said.

Read here and watch a video detailing Ickroop’s heroic act by saving a fellow team driver from being engulfed in flames after a collision.

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