Hino Rolls Out Modern Jeepney Units to Transport Cooperatives

In a formal key turnover ceremony held yesterday, July 18, Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, turned over the first batch of Class II, four-wheeler AC modern jeepney units to the Pateros-Fort Bonifacio Transport Service and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TSMC) and the Taguig Transport Service Cooperative (TSC).

Hino is ready and able to answer the call of the government's PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) by providing sustainable modern Euro 4-compliant jeepneys. Consistent with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board   together with the Office of Transportation Cooperatives' theme, "Arangkada sa Pagbabago," Hino works hand in hand with different stakeholders to speed up the modernization of the country's transport system. Its modern jeepneys deliver a more efficient engine while adopting green technology to reduce harm to the environment.   

The Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC and Taguig TSC are among the three preselected cooperatives first to adopt the PUVMP. The cooperatives were selected by the OTC for their good standing, financial capability, and established management structure. The Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC will receive 137 units while the Taguig TSC will get 279 units. The approved routes include Gate III of Fort Bonifacio to Guadalupe Market and Bagumbayan, Taguig to Pasig.

Hino takes pride in being the only one-stop shop for trucks and buses nationwide, customizing vehicles to customers' requirements from design to manufacturing. The company's modern jeepneys use the Beep Card system and feature a speed limiter, GPS, CCTV, a dashboard-mounted camera and air-conditioning. Built according to the requirements set by the Bureau of Philippine Standards, a Class II Hino jeepney can accommodate 23 commuters in comfortable, seatbelt-secured and perimeter seats.

"Hino is honored to be one of the pioneer suppliers of modern jeepneys to the cooperatives selected to kick-off the PUVM program," said HMP Chairman Vicente Mills, Jr.. "We strongly believe that our quality products can make commuting safer and more efficient for Filipinos. We are looking forward to partnering with other transport groups as we move forward with our goal of a more sustainable transportation system for the Philippines."