Earlier this year, Hino announced its intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America by the end of 2021. This month, Hino delivered the first of these vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing at a ceremony in its plant in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, as start of production ramps up.
Representatives of Hino Trucks and Cummins were on hand as they presented Paul Rosa, senior VP of Procurement and Fleet Planning for Penske Truck Leasing, with the key to the first truck.
The truck delivered is a 22MY L series, powered with a Cummins B6.7 engine and is part of Hino's line-up of Class 6 & 7 conventional trucks. Hino's L series has an entire suite of safety systems including electronic stability control, collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, active cruise control, and a driver's seatbelt sensor to protect customers.