ANAHEIM, Calif —  Hino Trucks has signed a distribution agreement with Hexagon Purus to exclusively distribute a complete battery electric tractor. This tractor will utilize Hexagon Purus’ proprietary zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules and the vehicle-level software and is developed to operate on Hino’s XL 4x2 tractor cab chassis.

 

HAMILTON, N.J. (April 7, 2023) — The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, slipped 8.6% in March to 183.7 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 201.0. In March, the commercial component of the DMI fell 6.6%, and the institutional component decreased 12.9%.

 

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2023) — The construction industry lost 9,000 jobs on net in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has grown by 196,000 jobs, an increase of 2.5%.

 

HAMILTON, NJ (March 21, 2023) — Total construction starts rose 6% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. During the month, residential and nonresidential building starts rose 11% and 9% respectively, and nonbuilding starts declined by 5%.

 

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2023) — National nonresidential construction spending increased by 0.3% in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $968.7 billion for the month.

 

HAMILTON, NJ (Feb. 22, 2023) — Total construction starts fell 27% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $865.6 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. During the month, nonresidential building starts fell 38%, residential starts lost 20%, and nonbuilding starts declined by 16%.

 

NOVI, Mich. (Feb. 14, 2023) — Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. announced a new management structure that places emphasis on North American expertise and a refined focus on responsibilities. The new management team, including president, chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president (VP), represents decades of experience in the U.S. and brings together a formidable knowledge of manufacturing, compliance and strategy from Hino globally.

HAMILTON, N.J. (Feb. 7, 2023) — The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, fell 8.4% in January to 201.5 (2000=100)  from the revised December reading of 220.0. In January, the commercial component of the DMI fell 10.0%, and the institutional component receded 4.7%.

 

NOVI, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2023) — Hino Trucks announced the appointment of Glenn Ellis to the position of president and chairman of the board for Hino Trucks, effective Feb. 1, 2023. Ellis succeeds Shigehiro Matsuoka, who retired after holding the position for four years, and will become the first U.S.-born president of Hino Trucks. In addition, Ellis will also serve as an officer of Hino Motors Limited, Hino Trucks' parent company.

Chico, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2023) — Work Truck Solutions, an authority on commercial vehicles, released their 2022 analysis of the commercial vehicle market. Work Truck Solutions is the only company that collects national data reflecting the customization of commercial vehicles done after the chassis or van is manufactured by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which defines their unique commercial use case.