March 7, 2011
by Fleet Management staff
NOVI, MICHIGAN: The 2011 Hino Truck model 268 (25,950 lbs. GVW) significantly outperformed a key competitor in fuel efficiency in a recent independent real world test. The Hino averaged more than 19 percent percent better fuel economy than a comparably equipped 2011 International Durastar during an independent SAE-type fuel test.
The SAE type III/TMC test was conducted by DWS Fleet Management, an independent testing company with extensive experience in fleet truck analysis and comparisons. The tests reflected real world conditions on Interstate-10 and RT 243 interchange in Ontario, California during mid December, 2010.
The Hino vs. International comparison emphasized the same conditions normal fleet drivers encounter and was developed to produce realistic performance results. The test was not designed to compare how the trucks performed in perfect conditions, but measured fuel efficiency in the kind of driving fleet drivers encounter every day. For consistency and accuracy, five different tests were conducted on a 150-km urban and highway route that included traffic, traffic lights, and even and uneven road surfaces, with all trucks driven by seasoned fleet drivers.
“These test results confirm that Hino Trucks is leading the way in fuel efficiency and provides the lowest cost-per-mile performance for medium duty trucks,” said Glenn Ellis, Hino’s vice-president of marketing and dealer operations. “Fuel efficiency is important for our environment, our economy and gives our customers an advantage to their bottom line.”