Laval dealer tops Hino sales

LAVAL, Que. — Just in case Montrealers need another squad of winners to party about, Jean-Guy Deslauriers’ crack sales and service team in Laval sold more Hino trucks than any of the dealers in the country last year.


That announcement came from Hino Motors Canada (HMC) headquarters early this week.

Eric Smith, HMC’s National Sales Manager told that Deslauriers has been selling and servicing Hino since ’93, and Laval Hino has developed a long reputation for excellent customer service and after-sales support. “He’s got a great team,” Smith says.

Sales were measured during the fiscal year ending March 31.

Quebec has traditionally been a strong region for Hino.

Indeed, Smith says Hino holds top market share in the province in the sectors it competes in. Their most popular single truck is the model 185 conventional.

“In addition to great people like Mr. Deslauriers, we’ve got a product that really hits the Quebec market well,” he says.

Smith adds that Quebec’s license laws also meld nicely with the Hino 185 spec. A regular automobile license lets you operate any motor vehicle up to 4,500 kg, a category that the 185 fits into.

HMC, a Toyota Group Company, assembles and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ont. with assembly operations in Woodstock, Ont.


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