Grand Prize Hino Truck Raffled At 2012 Florida Tow Show

May 07, 2012, 09:00 ET from Hino Trucks

NOVI, Mich., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2012MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.  The truck is part of a giveaway that benefits The Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida (PWOF) Education and Legislation Programs.

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This year's winner was Joe Spina owner of Direct Towing out of Sarasota, Florida.  Joe, who already has two Hino 258 model trucks in his fleet, commented, "I still can't believe I won!  We have been in business for eight years and this will be a perfect addition to our fleet.  I know our drivers will be fighting to drive the Hino."

Hino Trucks has partnered with the PWOF to provide a vehicle for the Tow Show's giveaway for the past several years.  The truck travels to a number of Towing & Recovery meetings and events throughout the year.  "This is a way for Hino to give back to the independent wrecker operators and to help promote education and safety," explained Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Operations for Hino Trucks.  "The PWOF looks for new ways to advance the towing industry and Hino Trucks is proud to partner with Miller Industries to support this endeavor and their organization."

The Hino 258ALP model roll back has a unique design and leads the industry by providing a total package of driver comfort and flexibility, superior performance, low-cost-per-mile operation, and outstanding serviceability and reliability. The Century 12 Series LCG Carrier is a revolutionary design that allows the carrier deck to be mounted 5 – 6 inches lower than comparable units providing a lower load angle, better stability, increased safety with the operator being able to secure the load from the ground and the ability to transport taller loads. 

Mike Seamon, Executive Director of PWOF added, "The Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida is pleased to once again travel to Tow Shows across the country to allow attendees to test drive the new Hino with LCG Miller Industries carrier.  The air ride on the Hino and the low center of gravity mounted flatbed makes for a very low angle for specialty vehicles and is a perfect fit for our industry."

About Hino:  Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services Class 4-7 conventional commercial trucks in the United States. The headquarters is located in Novi, Michigan and boasts a network of over 160 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in customer service and support.  Hino Trucks is the premier medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers the lowest total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, industry-leading environmental friendliness, unmatched reliability and maneuverability, and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market.  For more information, visit our internet home page at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Miller Industries:  Miller Industries is "The World Leader in Towing & Recovery Equipment", offering a complete line of automotive and industrial carriers with capacities from 10,000 – 40,000 lbs. and recovery units with boom capacities from 4 - 75 tons. Miller Industries manufacturers under the industry leading brands of Century, Vulcan, Chevron, Holmes, Challenger, Eagle and Champion. For more information call 800-292-0330 or visit

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