West Virginia Buys 40 Hino Trucks

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.

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