Hino Trucks Donates Vehicle To CV Technology Center To Rebuild Program After Tornado

Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET from Hino Trucks

NOVI, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City.  As a result of the May 31, 2013 El Reno tornado, CV Tech lost several vehicles that were used as teaching tools in various repair-related programs.  Three large diesel trucks were destroyed within the Diesel Technology shop on the east edge of CV Tech's El Reno campus.

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Officials at Hino Trucks saw national media reports depicting the devastation. They saw the diesel trucks left in utter disrepair, and sought to help.  "The donation of this vehicle supports one of Hino Trucks core missions to strive to contribute to local communities in all the regions where we do business," said Joseph Whalen, Human Resources Manager at Hino Trucks. "We're aware that CV Tech's campus was destroyed by the tornados last year.  While this truck won't help rebuild the campus, hopefully it will be a useful learning tool for the program."

Dr. Greg Winters, superintendent at CV Technology Center said, "The generosity of Hino Trucks is appreciated and it allows our teachers to use a new truck and piece of technology to do real-time, real-world training right now.  This truck is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, so our students will have a learning tool that we did not have before.  The donation helps us keep the Diesel program up to speed."

About Hino: Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services the most environmentally friendly lineup of Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States. In 2012, Hino introduced its Class 5 cab-over diesel-electric trucks making diesel-electric hybrids a viable option in the U.S. commercial truck industry for the first time. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino boasts a network of over 200 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, unmatched reliability and maneuverability, and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. For more information, visit our internet home page at www.hino.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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