Hino 195h takes ATD Medium Duty Truck of the Year honor

Published February, 11 2013

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HINO13_BOX_DRIVING_NYC_pps_GHS1237_FINHino Trucks Class 5 diesel-electric hybrid model 195h took home ATD’s 2013 Medium Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award. Hino has taken home this award each time a truck was submitted into the annual contest – Hino’s model 268 won in 2010 and Model 338 won in 2011.

Hino 195h was selected for the medium-duty (Class 3-7) category after impressing the judges with its comfort, great visibility, maneuverability, high-tech equipment and smooth, fuel-saving operation. The trucks were selected from a field of five medium-duty trucks and a five-member panel of journalists evaluated the trucks last October. The judging categories included innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction. “Every year the challenge is greater and greater,” said judge Paul Hartley, writer and owner of AddMedia. “The manufacturers bring the best in the game.”

“We are honored to once again accept this prestigious award from the American Truck Dealers Association.” said Bob McDowell, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Customer Support for Hino. “The innovation and technical advancements in our 195h diesel-electric hybrid are unmatched in the industry today. We successfully launched the truck this fall in California and we are happy to report that to date, we have deployed 130 trucks into the Californian market.”

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