CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia-made Hino trucks will soon become part of the state Division of Highways' road maintenance fleet.
Gov. Joe Manchin says the state will purchase 40 heavy-duty single-axle dump trucks that will be built at Hino Motors Manufacturing USA's truck plant in Williamstown.
Hino converted the former industrial plant into a truck assembly line. The company opened the plant in July 2007 and now produces about 2,500 trucks a year at the Wood County facility.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker says the trucks will cost $104,257 apiece, or about $4.2 million.