Hino Produces 50,000th Truck in West Virginia
Milestone Marks Nine Years of Production at Plant
For decades, Toyota cars and trucks have had a reputation for near-bulletproof reliability. Hino trucks, the fully owned commercial truck division of Toyota, has been selling in the U.S. market since 1984, and in that time, the company has also gained a favorable reputation among commercial truck drivers and operators. Starting in 2007, Hino started building medium-duty Class 6 and 7 trucks in Williamstown, West Virginia. This week, the company reached the 50,000-unit production milestone out of the plant. The 50,000th truck produced by the plant was a 268A model, a Class 6 conventional cab truck.
The 268A is equipped with Hino’s 8.0L I-6 engine, rated at 230 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque in the J08E-WU specification and 260 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque in the J08E-VB spec. All 268A models are equipped with an Allison six-speed automatic transmission and have a gross chassis weight rating (GCWR) of up to 33,000 pounds.
The Williamstown plant produces Class 4 through 7 Cabover and conventional trucks, covers 194,000 square feet, and has a production capacity of 10,000 units a year. Hino’s other plants in Ontario, California, and Marion, Arkansas, also produce axle and suspension components for the Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia, which are built in San Antonio, Texas, and Princeton, Indiana, respectively.
Source: Hino Trucks