Hino Trucks has identified Allison Transmission, Inc., the leading transmission supplier for the large school bus market, as its supplier of choice for all current and future conventional trucks. The companies announced an exclusive, multi-year agreement earlier this week.
An option for Hino’s conventional truck line since 2004, the new deal offers customers enhanced transmission coverage including a 4-year warranty on all Allison 2000 Highway Series transmissions and a 3-year warranty on Allison 2000 and 3000 Rugged Duty Series transmissions.
“The Hino-Allison combination has been a great success story in the medium-duty truck industry. This agreement highlights our close working relationship and the importance we both place on offering our joint customers industry leading products at a greater value,” said Jim Wanaselja, vice president of North American marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission.
Glenn Ellis, vice president of marketing at Hino Trucks, said Allison transmissions are the benchmark in the medium-duty trucking industry.
One year ago, Starcraft announced an agreement with Hino, a division of Toyota, to introduce a brand new conventional school bus model to the market. According to a recent School Transportation News survey, manufacturers of Type C conventional and Type D transit-style school buses built bodies on more than 19,000 Allison 2500 PTS and more than 2,800 Allison 3000 PTS chassis throughout the past 12 months.