Because it's a secret ballot, we're not hipped to the reasoning behind the selection. Having driven the 2009 F-150 and its many variations we can understand how it bested the 2009 Dodge Ram and the BlueTec ML320. It's a well-made, attractive and capable truck. But will being named "2009 North American Truck Of The Year" translate into sales? There are probably a few people in Dearborn crossing their fingers it will.