2016 Successful Dealer Award finalist: H.K. Truck Center

Updated Sep 19, 2016

In 1982, H.K. Truck Center started operations in Henry Knabe’s driveway in South Plainfield, N.J.

More than 30 years later, H.K. Truck Center has grown into one of central New Jersey’s leading Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck dealers.

H.K. Truck Center prides itself on being a leading provider in sales, service, parts, leasing and rentals for truck owners and operators throughout the northeast.

“It is our challenge and commitment to change the trucking experience by offering our customers a new standard of excellence,” Henry Knabe, Jr. says. “We strive to build lifetime client relationships in all areas of our quality-conscious operations and believe we are the best in the business when it comes to our truck service and sales solutions.”

H.K. Truck Center is a medium-duty truck dealership that promotes the sale of Hino’s Class 5 Diesel-Electric Hybrid, the Hino 195H.

H.K. Truck Center has been a long-standing member of the South Plainfield Business Association and participates regularly in their events. They are an annual sponsor in the Holy Savior Academy’s 5K Run, an event where all proceeds benefit the school’s educational programs. Other local organization and individuals H.K. Truck Center has sponsored within the last year include Nick Gennusa’s Motocross Campaign, the Knights of Columbus fish dinner, South Plainfield’s Veteran Monument Plaque, South Plainfield’s All-Star junior baseball team, and the 12U South Plainfield Dynamite. Additionally, H.K. Truck Center’s General Manager Gregg Fazekas has been coordinating a donation of a Hino engine from Hino Trucks to the local trade school, Lincoln Technical Institute, where several of their service staff received their training.

H.K. Truck Center releases monthly articles that share with their customers the latest medium duty truck industry news, including updates on leasing opportunities, service and maintenance tips, truck part instructions, warranty recalls, tax information, and fleet management advice. They are dedicated to the improvement of their clients’ fleets and keep their customers informed through their email newsletter, website, and social media.

H.K. Truck Center believes training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment. Continuous training also keeps H.K. Truck Center’s employees on the cutting edge of the technology that go into a modern commercial truck. Employees who are competent and on top of changing OE technologies help them hold a position as a leader within the market.

Most mechanics employed at H.K. Truck Center are factory-trained Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso technicians.

The company’s marketing efforts cover both the external promotion of products and services as well as an internal dedication to continual team-building and employee support.

H.K. Truck Center is one of five Successful Dealer Award finalists invited to the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in late August. 

The other finalists will be profiled in separate articles in the coming weeks.

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