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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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CLIMATE CONTROL | Truck Review -Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change

Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change – Words by Warren Caves The Australian media launch of the all-new 500 Series standard cab in Tokyo recently provided Hino Motors Limited (HML) with the opportunity to reveal the company’s bold plans to tackle global warming by reducing emissions across its businesses. ...

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GREEN CREDENTIALS | HINO GH 1828, fitted with a SEA-Drive 180 electric drive system

Woolworths take the lead towards a greener future – Words by Ed Higginson Industry needs early adopters to create change, and Woolworths has a strong track record for continuous logistical improvement. This was demonstrated by being one of the first to insist on protective side underrun for its fleet of trailers, and among the first to order Euro 5 and ...

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STREET SMART | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO 500 Series

Hino shows its 500 Series is based on clever thinking – Words by Warren Caves.  Hino’s 500 Series Wide Cab range entered service with Australian fleets in early 2017, teaming a choice of two different capacity, six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engines with the Allison 3000 World Series six-speed automatic transmission. Visually, the difference between the two engines was evident in the ...

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THE RIGHT MIX | Truck Review – Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet.

Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet in Coffs Harbour – Words and images by Ed Higginson Hino launched its new 500-Series early last year, subsequently making inroads into many fleets across the country. One such fleet that has decided to go all-in after seeing the new Hino was Mini-Mix of Coffs Harbour. The business has been ...

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Building the Business | COMPANY PROFILE – Leets

Hino’s latest 500 Series is proving a worthwhile addition to the LEETS fleet of West Australia – Report by David Meredith  There’s been a lot of press on the Hino 500 Series Wide Cab, including several pieces in PowerTorque recently as our various correspondents have commented on how this model continues the resurgence of interest in the brand that started ...

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Broadening Horizons | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO Wide cab 500 Series

PowerTorque’s test team duo spends a day out on the road with Hino’s wide cab 500 Series – Ed Higginson gives his first impressions with Brenton O’Connor having the benefit of second thoughts.   Ed Higginson Hino launched its new 500 Wide Cab range just a few months ago, and already there are good reports coming through from early buyers, ...

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DIGGING TO SUCCESS | TRANSPORT NEWS – Paneltec expands with a fleet of specialist HINO trucks

A fleet of specialist Hinos continues to expand at Paneltec in the north of Tasmania, going from strength to strength – words by Ed Higginson. Paneltec was formed in 2000, when Stephen Guy joined his son, John Guy, in transporting LPG cylinders throughout Tasmania. The ‘Panel’ portion of the name comes from their panel beating background, and the ‘Tec’ comes ...

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HINO TAKES A WIDER VIEW | TRUCK REVIEW -NEW 500 Series sets Hino on a path towards increased market share

The launch of the new 500 Series sets Hino on a path towards increased market share Once upon a time, Japanese trucks were regarded as a no-frills, around-town workhorse. While their reputation for reliability, and the ability to carry a bit more than they should, made them a crowd favourite, they were in no way the technological leaders of the ...

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Hino’s 500 Wide Cab raises this Japanese contender into a more sophisticated market segment. | TRUCK REVIEW-HINO Wide cab

The everyday life of a heavy-truck driver in any of our cities is certainly not getting any easier, with the need to cope with growing traffic congestion and the increasing number of young drivers that have no idea of how to share the road with a truck while they are contemplating their next texting session. Anything that reduces the frustration ...

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