G.James hits Hino century

100th Hino delivered to leading glass manufacturer

G.James glass hino truck

Reliability has been identified as the main reason why G.James keeps coming back to Hino.

The Japanese truck manufacturer has just delivered its 100th vehicle to the leading glass and aluminium manufacturer.

G.James has been running Hinos since the late 1970s.

Ian Malmstedt, Fleet Manager for G.James, says the Hino product always comes through.

“One of the main reasons why I always prefer a Hino is that I’ve never replaced a Hino engine (which I have with other brands), so reliability is a big thing.

“They typically don’t do long hauls, but we do have one in Rockhampton that goes 12 hours west every fortnight, and it’s been quite reliable.”

G.James now has over 2000 employees operating from 35 locations across Australia and New Zealand and has supplied the windows and frames for some of the region’s most iconic buildings.

The milestone vehicle (seen above) is a Hino 500 Series Wide Cab (reviewed by us here) fitted out with a glass-carrying A-frame.

“We chose this truck because it was the right specification to perfectly fit a glass carrying body that we built in-house in 2003,”

“Glass carrying bodies are very expensive – there is a lot of work and steel in them, and we will re-use them as many times as we can.”

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