HINO

New Activity Area

Our approach to social issues in logistics and transportation systems.

Efforts that anticipate a future vision of logistics and transportation

Needs involving commercial vehicles are diversifying.
We are focused not only on vehicles, but also overall systems issues in logistics and transportation: for instance, enhancing vehicle operation rates and logistics efficiency, addressing driver shortages caused by aging and the expansion of e-commerce, and the problems of depopulated areas lacking any means of transportation.
By facing new challenges that anticipate a future vision of logistics and transportation, Hino intends to respond to these needs and contribute to a world and a future that are more prosperous and livable.

Automation and labor saving for last mile deliveries

By automating deliveries along optimum routes based on the most efficient information, we will contribute to respond to increased demand for home delivery caused by the expansion of e-commerce as well as helping to solve the driver shortage.

Enhancing transport efficiency by utilizing logistics & human flow information

By introducing IoT, AI, etc. to achieve efficient transportation planning and delivery management using real-time information, we contribute to reduce the burden on people working at delivery centers and enable more precise customer requests for delivery times than ever before.
Moreover, on-demand buses that support the mobility needs of individuals will help mobility freer and more convenient than ever before

Striving to eliminate truck driver shortages through utilizing automated driving technology and consolidated vehicles

By Introducing automated driving technology to make following vehicles driverless on the condition of platooning, enhancing fuel efficiency, to achieve and reducing CO2 emissions. Achieving mass transportation using consolidated trailers will greatly help to solve the shortage of drivers in the logistics industry.

Example of issues that need resolving

So-called The "logistics crisis" caused by lack of drivers and lower loading ratios

What we seek to achieve

Transporting large volumes of freight more effectively
Freight that previously required two trucks can be shipped with a single driver operating two trucks.
Transporting more freight on a single truck
By enhancing freight loading rates from current rates around 40% to 60% or so, three trucks can be replaced by one truck.
One truck can be equal to three trucks in load capability.
Achieving a safe, secure logistics environment and high loading rates through advanced utilization of driver, vehicle, and freight information
  • Driver information

    Driver monitoring / Health management center

    Camera equipment, etc. installed in the driving compartment gives an indication of the driver's health condition, extent of fatigue, etc.

  • “Vehicle-requests”

    Vehicle equipped with communication technology

    To avoid ceaseless operation of our customers, this equipment sends vehicle information to Hino so we can diagnose fault and recommend preventive maintenance.

  • Freight information

    "Visualizing" empty space on freight/loading platforms

    By monitoring the conditions of the loading space and cargo, we make the empty space visible as an information source to enhance loading efficiency and further enhance transportation quality.

Long haul delivery
Relay point
Relay point
Collection point
Delivery point
Achieving high efficiency, high-volume transport by
vehicle platooning and road trains
Also considering verification testings with automated driving
and more advanced environmental technology
  • Driver information

    Driver monitoring / Health management center

    Camera equipment, etc. installed in the driving compartment gives an indication of the driver's health condition, extent of fatigue, etc.

  • “Vehicle-requests”

    Vehicle equipped with communication technology

    To avoid ceaseless operation of our customers, this equipment sends vehicle information to Hino so we can diagnose fault and recommend preventive maintenance.

  • Freight information

    "Visualizing" empty space on freight/loading platforms

    By monitoring the conditions of the loading space and cargo, we make the empty space visible as an information source to enhance loading efficiency and further enhance transportation quality.

Establishing a new company with the aim of
proposing a form of new logistics

Company name
NEXT Logistics Japan Co., Ltd.
Address
Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Capital
40 million yen (Hino Motors 100%)
Established
June 1, 2018

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