HINO Trucks

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  1. LA RAIDER

    LA RAIDER Bobtail Member

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    Anybody had any experience driving/owning HINO straight trucks? If so please give me your opinion and experience with the brand. I'm a Toyota guy so I'm kind of leaning towards purchasing one.
     
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  3. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Hinos are great for what they were designed for - local delivery . A few expediters have tried them and they lack the power and comfort needed for an OTR truck
     
  4. newskate

    newskate Bobtail Member

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    Total garbage truck for OTR.
     
  5. Beer Runner

    Beer Runner Medium Load Member

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    I drove one year and years ago for local deliveries. It was fine for that kind of work, never had a problem with it.
     
  6. HK Truck

    HK Truck Bobtail Member

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    HINO Trucks won the JD Powers award for quality 3 years. We have a rental fleet of Hino Trucks and they are very reliable.
     
  7. Scania man

    Scania man Road Train Member

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    Hino are very popular here as construction trucks , they are simple, very reliable, have good ground clearance , they have nothing to break on them but don't expect much in the way of comfort !
     
  8. subpartrucker

    subpartrucker Light Load Member

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    I drove a Hino straight truck for 2 years and never had any major issues.They're a pretty good truck
     
  9. 1958Pete

    1958Pete Light Load Member

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    Back in 1991, I drove a Hino, with a turbo V-6 diesel and a euro 10 spd, hauling water in a collapsible bladder, in Saudi Arabia. Made about 2-3 loads a day, a couple of hours each way. It ran like a sports car and rode and handled pretty well too.
     
  10. Scania man

    Scania man Road Train Member

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    It probably wasn't anything special but I bet it didn't break and ran pretty well! It was simple but worked! There's no luxury involved but a great workhorse!
     
  11. BigBadBill

    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    Only do a class 8. Not designed for OTR. 500k truck at best.
     
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