Hino nabs Medium Duty Truck of the Year

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Hino Trucks’ Class 5 diesel-electric hybrid model 195h took home ATD’s 2013 Medium Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award.

Hino 195h was selected for the medium-duty (Class 3-7) category after impressing the judges with its comfort, great visibility, maneuverability, high-tech equipment and smooth, fuel-saving operation. The trucks were selected from a field of five medium-duty trucks and a five-member panel of journalists evaluated the trucks last October.

The judging categories included innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction. “Every year the challenge is greater and greater,” said judge Paul Hartley, writer and owner of AddMedia. “The manufacturers bring the best in the game.”

“We are honored to once again accept this prestigious award from the American Truck Dealers Association.” said Bob McDowell, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Customer Support for Hino.

Other trucks nominated for the medium-duty truck award were the Ford F-650, Isuzu Reach Commercial Van and the Peterbilt Model 337 Extended Day Cab.