By Greentech Lead Team: Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells,
and services Class 4-7 conventional commercial trucks in the United
States, has been recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012
“Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award.”
Hino Trucks was nominated for
an award this year for serving as a trailblazer among manufacturers as
well as among hybrid truck manufacturers in supporting the use of B20 biodiesel
Hino Truck was
honored in the Impact category by becoming the first manufacturer to support
the use of B20 biodiesel blends in a hybrid-electric truck, as well as in its
complete product line of class 6 and 7 conventional trucks. Hino offers
the only class 6 and 7 conventional truck to meet the stringent 2010 EPA
emission requirements without the use of credits.
“It is our strong commitment to
design and assemble trucks that are at the forefront of environmental
friendliness and that help to reduce our overall dependency on foreign
oils. By offering the class 5 market a diesel-electric hybrid cab
over that can use up to B20 biodiesel, our customers now have an option for a
commercially acceptable alternative fuel truck,” said Glenn
Ellis, vice president of Marketing and Dealer Operations for Hino Trucks.
The “I-Awards” represent
the biodiesel industry’s top honors, and are bestowed upon companies, groups or
individuals who have helped carry the biodiesel torch, fostering understanding,
mentoring others and encouraging broader use of this cleaner burning,
“Biodiesel, America’s advanced
biofuel, would not be what it is today without champions and supporters like
the Eye on Biodiesel honorees,” said Joe Jobe, CEO of the
National Biodiesel Board.
Hino’s proprietary J-Series engines
are approved to use B20 biodiesel blends that contain biofuel blend stock
(B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751,
and blended fuel compliant to ASTM D975.
Hino Trucks’ medium-duty trucks
Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction in its 2010 Medium Duty
Truck Customer Satisfaction Study.