June 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Hino have today started a nationwide hunt to find New Zealand’s Toughest Hino.

“It could belong to anyone,” says Hino General Manager Michael Doeg. “The oldest, the most reliable, the highest mileage or just with the best story. No matter how people define tough – we want to hear about it.”

All entrants need to do is send in a picture of their truck along with roughly 100 words or fewer on why it deserves the big title.

The winner will earn themselves an all expenses paid trip for two worth $3,000 to attend the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame Dinner, where 2017’s Hall of Fame inductees will be announced. This event, which attracts around 600 people, is held at Bill Richardson’s Transport World in Invercargill, one of the best private automotive museums of its type in the world. The winner will be hosted by Hino NZ and other key industry members.

“We love how much our customers love their trucks, and it’s a really passionate community. This is about creating a place to share and highlight the stories of Hinos around New Zealand. We make Hino trucks to be durable, reliable and built to last, so we want to see who’s made the most of that in action.”

Doeg will judge the competition alongside Randolph Covich, Editor of Deals on Wheels trucking magazine. “We’ll be looking for the truck that embodies Hinos’ quality, durability, reliability promise. A vehicle that any truckie would be proud to own.”