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A roundup of the latest electric truck news

With each passing month comes more news from the growing world of electric trucks. Here’s a refresher on the latest in medium- and heavy-duty electrification. Hino In early October, Hino Trucks announced “Project Z,” outlining its plans to develop and release several zero-emissions vehicles over the next few years. The project includes both battery electric

Hino announces zero-emission ‘Project Z,’ including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Hino Trucks has announced “Project Z,” outlining its plans to develop and release several zero-emissions vehicles over the next few years. The project includes both battery electric and fuel cell electric trucks. “We’ll have some early prototypes in 2021, we’ll have customer demos in 2022, and we’ll be in full production before 2024,” said Glenn

Hino Trucks announces ‘Ultimate Confidence’ initiative

Hino Trucks has acknowledged that the rapidly changing global health emergency is creating uneven economic effects across all industries. In response, Hino introduced its Ultimate Confidence Initiative. No payments, no interest until Jan. 2021: Hino Trucks, in conjunction with Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, is offering our customers a No Payment in 2020 option. Subject to

Gallery: News and photos from Work Truck Show 2020

Fleet Equipment visited the 20th anniversary of the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis to catch up on all the latest news and equipment from the medium-duty, vocational and construction segments. Check out photos and all the news from the show below. Cummins displayed its medium-duty B6.7 and L9 engines, both of which will

NRS Brakes expands coverage for Class 4, 5, 6 Hino Trucks

NRS Brakes is expanding its galvanized brake pad coverage for Hino Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. The pads are re-engineered to exceed the performance of the original brake pads to help operators reduce downtime, the company says. The pads are re-engineered and manufactured in North America by NRS Brakes. NRS Brakes use fully galvanized

Five truck trend takeaways from December

The biggest stories from December focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

Executive Interview: Hino stretches into new markets with upgraded, extended equipment offerings

The rollout of Hino’s new XL Series provided the platform for the extended cab and crew cab configurations for both the XL and L Series—which the company showed off in its booth at this year’s NACV show.

Hino Trucks introduces new models, cab configurations

Hino has unified its entire lineup of trucks, including model names.  Hino’s 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. Each vehicle now contains larger cab configurations and a full suite

Hino Trucks will include five-year warranty on 2020 Allison Transmission-equipped vehicles

Hino Trucks’ 2020 model year Allison Transmission-equipped Hino’s will include a five-year unlimited mile transmission warranty effective immediately, the company has announced.

Hino adds eight dealers to Certified Ultimate network

Hino Trucks has added eight new dealers to its Certified Ultimate network. Hino’s Certified network now includes more than 25 dealerships across the country. The new dealerships in the program are: Interstate Trucksource Inc., Romulus, Mich. Gabrielli Truck Sales Ltd., Jamaica, N.Y. Hino of Baton Rouge, Port Allen, La. Flag City Truck, Findlay, Ohio Bergey’s Truck

Shigehiro Matsuoka appointed president, CEO of Hino North America

Hino North America has appointed Shigehiro Matsuoka as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Matsuoka succeeds Yoshinori Noguchi, who will remain on as an executive advisor through March. Matsuoka joined Hino in 1981 and most recently was responsible for total support strategy and technical solutions, aftersales service, parts operations, and global production

Hino Trucks positions its XL Series in the Class 7, 8 markets for continued growth

Stepping into Hino Trucks’ new corporate office in Novi, Mich., feels more like walking through the doors of a slick Silicon Valley operation than a typical truck manufacturer. Employees collaborate on curved couches and congregate around a long kitchen-like table near the espresso machine, which is no doubt fueling conversation. An open wooden slat staircase takes