ST. LOUIS - For the third consecutive year, fleet professionals voted the Ford F-Series Super Duty work truck the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award, sponsored by Work Truck magazine, was presented at this week's National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) The Work Truck Show at America's Center in St. Louis.

"We are very proud to be recognized by our customers for our medium-duty truck. Three years in a row being voted as the best medium-duty truck is a very proud moment for us and we really appreciate the vote of confidence our customers are giving us," said Len Deluca, director of Ford Commercial Trucks, sales and marketing.

For the 2010 awards, professional fleet managers cast online ballots, choosing among 19 nominated work trucks, representing 14 truck manufacturers.

"Work trucks are revenue-producing assets that have a direct influence on a company's bottom line. The Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award recognizes vehicles of superior quality that have the versatility to accomplish most any fleet application," said Mike Antich, editor, Work Truck magazine.

The 2010 F-Series Super Duty engine choices include a 300 hp 5.L V-8, 362 hp 6.8L V-10, and the 350 hp 6.4L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V-8.

Offered in four trim levels, the work truck also boasts a host of standard and available features, from air conditioning, SecuriLock, and power-heated trailer tow mirrors to privacy glass, an integrated trailer brake controller, and remote keyless entry. The industry-exclusive PowerScope tow side mirrors, which power-fold and power-telescope to enhance the towing experience, are standard on some models, as is the Rear View Camera System and SYNC, Ford's voice-activated hands-free communications and entertainment system.

Standard and available safety features include driver and front passenger air bags, air bag deactivation switch, traction control, four-wheel ABS brakes, SecuriLock passive anti-theft system, SOS Post Crash Alert System, and keyless entry keypad.