Earlier this year, Hino announced their 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 their plant in Mineral Wells, WV as start of production ramps up.
“We opened the doors of our new manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells a couple of years ago to support increased demand and product configurations. Today, we are able to leverage this state-of-the-art manufacturing capability to be innovative and meet the needs of our customers. It’s exciting to see the first of such innovations go to Penske Truck Leasing who has been a long-time partner of Hino Trucks.,” said Bob Petz, Sr. Vice President of Vehicle and Parts Sales for Hino Trucks.
Members of Hino Trucks and Cummins were on hand as they presented Paul Rosa, Senior Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Planning for Penske Truck Leasing, with the key to the first truck.