Comfort and services for drivers at Jacob Hino

Jacob Hino proudly opened their new modern facilities on December 1 last year.

For the past 11 months the team have settled in nicely to their new surroundings at 3 Melrose Drive in Wodonga.

Improvements included a convenient driver rest area including shower facilities and a kitchenette so that drivers can freshen up and have a comfortable space to rest in while their vehicle is being serviced.

Managing director Neville Jacob said the new-concept showroom is able to have two trucks on display as well as genuine Hino parts, accessories and merchandise.

"We are extremely proud of how the final construction of the building has turned out," Mr Jacob said.

"Previously all of our trucks were displayed in the front yard.

"With the new showroom we are able to showcase our trucks to customers in a warm and welcoming environment."

The building was designed to house Jacob Hino as well as Tint-a-Car, Regional Ag & Contraction, Autotek Australia and Hertz Wodonga which all form part of the Jacob Group of Companies.

The Jacob Group of Companies opened the Jacob Hino franchise back in 1991.

It services a catchment area from Wagga through to Melbourne.

"All of our staff are highly trained to Hino Australia Standards and are committed to ensuring they meet the customer expectations during their dealings with our dealership for sales, servicing and aftersales care," Mr Jacob said.

The company is able to carry out road worthies, wheel alignments and servicing of any make and model of trucks or buses.

Along with the partnership with Border Fabrications, they can complete VASS certifications for heavy vehicles that have been modified, imported or individually constructed.

"Keeping your truck in the best possible condition is extremely important to local businesses," aftersales manager Luke Akehurst said.

"So having all of these services available in one location means there is less downtime and running around for employees."

Jacob Hino will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2021 and with the trucking industry showing no signs of slowing down the Jacob Group of Companies can see a long and bright future ahead on the border.

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