Australia’s leading traffic management company, Altus Traffic, has celebrated the delivery of its 100th Hino truck with a nod to our market- leading safety standard.
The recent addition of three new Hino vehicles has seen the At the heart of the Altus Traffic fleet grow to 74 light duty Hino 300 Series trucks, and now 27 medium duty Hino 500 Series trucks, taking the total Hino fleet to 101.
All of the 500 Series trucks are fitted with Traffic Management Attenuator (TMA) bodies, with the latest trio of wide cab GH1828 chassis specified with automatic transmissions.
For Altus Traffic’s Executive General Manager – Systems & Innovation, Trevor McBay, keeping on top of the latest safety standards is imperative.
“The message that we are putting across to the industry and our partners, is that we’ve partnered with Hino to get the safest TMA on the road,” said Mr McBay.
“The three recently delivered TMAs are the first in Australia that have Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
“We’re in a safety business, it’s what we do, so any safety enhancement on the vehicles we buy, supports our mantra of ‘Getting You Home Safely.’
“From a fleet perspective, we have about 800 vehicles, the bulk of them are Toyota Workmate Utes.
“We’ve chosen those due to their safety standard and quality, and it’s the same with the Hino brand; it’s very much about the quality of the vehicle, the build and the safety features.”
The all new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab boasts the most comprehensive active safety package of any Japanese truck in the medium-duty truck category in Australia.
In an Australian first for this class, VSC is fitted as standard across the 500 Series Wide Cab range.
Working in conjunction with the brake and engine control systems, VSC helps prevent the truck from potentially rolling over when entering a corner too fast by monitoring the steering angle, wheel rotation speed, yaw rate and lateral G forces.