I drove a 2013 HINO 338 for a while when its former driver got sick for a few weeks. It was a "box truck" used for deliveries on short runs ( Puerto Rico is 100 miles west to east and 35 miles south to north, so I consider any of my runs as local delivery runs ) It had an ALLISON 1200 series transmission with SHIFT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, wich helps get some fuel economy. Engine has more power and torque for the 2012-up models. After the many issues faced by International and their unreliable Maxxforce engines a lot of "dry box" "refeer box" "tanker" and "flatbed" local delivery truck drivers are switching to HINO. They hve a good dealer service and a solid warranty, they stand for their product and support it.
They aren't bad trucks...but you would do VERY WELL...to do lots of research on parts costs. It's not unusual to spend THOUSANDS on something like a brake job. Clutches / Transmissions will choke a horse. I had numerous customers in Guam & Sacramento with the vehicles, and although priced right @ purchase time....they will amaze you when service time comes around. Consider Izuzu. Expensive, but GM owns a fair share of the company & parts are more available.
Hino f700 not lighting dash board and not starting. What could be the cause. sometimes if i knock a small round think near batteries it lights the dash or start. Then of late the engine check light has also come out. what might be the problem.