ORANGEBURG, NY – Hino Trucks has informed its dealers that the 2007 EPA-compliant engine surcharge will be $3,950. Because of Hino’s ability to share technology with trucks in Japan, to meet the Japan 2005 emission regulations, the company can provide its customers with a lower surcharge, as many of its competitors have announced 2007 EPA surcharges in the range of $4,500 to $5,700. Hino Trucks has scheduled a series of 2008-model-year launch events for its dealers and customers beginning the week of Oct. 16, 2006. During these launch events, drivers and fleet owners are invited to test drive and learn about Hino’s new 2008-model-year trucks. Events include:

  • Philadelphia’s Valley Forge Convention Center – Oct. 27, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Orlando’s Universal Studios – Nov. 8, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Dallas’ Texas Stadium – Nov. 15, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Fontana’s California Speedway – Dec. 13, 3-5:30 p.m.

    Hino Trucks will begin producing its 2008-model-year lineup at its Long Beach, Calif., plant in early-March 2007.