Building on 35 years experience and reputation as #1 in the Japanese heavy- and medium-duty truck market, Hino Motors, Ltd. is now the fastest growing truck manufacturer in the U.S.
What you might not know is that the Hino Brand is almost 80 years old and is recognized globally as one of the largest truck manufactures in the world. In fact, chances are, if you've ever ridden public transport in Australia, Japan, New Zealand or Korea, you were probably on a Hino Bus!
1918: Toykyo Gas and Electric independently designs and produces the TGE-A
1946: Hino Commences marketing of heavy duty trailer type diesel trucks and diesel engines.
HINO RANGER KM - first 3.5-ton medium-duty truck, was introduced.
Hino Motors Ltd. (HML) held a ceremony to kick off shipping its 1st medium-duty diesel truck to the U.S. at the FF line of the Hino plant.
1984 in the United States was a time of promise. Ronald Reagan began his second term as President looking to build on a successful first term. The world’s best athletes arrived in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games. 1984 also marked the arrival of Hino Trucks into the U.S. market.
My FE17s performed beautifully I have owned 14 Hinos and loved every one of them.
Stan Sacco, Sacco’s Transport
Hino celebrates new offices in Orangeburg, New York.
Hino’s second decade in the U.S. market coincided with the explosion of the information superhighway we all know as the world-wide web. It also featured athletes O.J. Simpson and Tiger Woods making headlines for completely different reasons. While the fear of the Y2K bug that never materialized caused many to prepare for difficult times, no one could prepare themselves for the tragic events that occurred on September 11th, 2001.
They just don’t seem to break down. I can’t recall performing anything other than routine maintenance on any of them.” Steven Athens, Eder Brothers, Westhaven, CT.
J.D. Power and Associates ranked Hino “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Cab-over Medium Duty Trucks”.
Joint venture with Penske Automotive Corp. Hino’s full-scale entry into US market begins.
An American success. Hino began its third decade in the U.S. market with a new conventional model product lineup designed specifically to meet the demands of the American marketplace. With the U.S. medium-duty truck business predominantly a conventional market, Hino was now able to immediately compete and win over a much larger customer base. This customer base didn’t take long to notice as the company experienced record sales.
Began producing conventional models at the Williamstown, West Virginia plant.
J.D. Power & Associates award for Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction
Hino 268 model awarded “Truck of the Year” by the American Truck Dealers Association (ATD).
Hino introduces the first Diesel-Electric Hybrid Medium Duty Truck to America
Hino 195h model “Truck of the Year” by the American Truck Dealers Association (ATD).
Hino Celebrates 30 years in the USA!
Hino Trucks Enters into Class 8 with Diligence
Hino Moves Manufacturing to Mineral Wells
In October of 2019, Hino unified its entire lineup of trucks, including model names. The new ‘M Series’ Class 4/5 COE’s and new ‘L Series’ Class 6/7 Conventional trucks, which combined with Hino’s recently launched ‘XL Series’ Class 7/8 vehicles, creates a cohesive family of commercial trucks.
Hino Trucks Announces “Project Z” – Paving the Path to Zero Emissions
Hino Trucks announced, Project Z, the Company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles (ZEV), ranging from class 4 to class 8. Showcasing the most comprehensive line-up of zero emissions trucks and partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.
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