Hino 338

The standard equipment list on the Hino 338 sets the benchmark for the industry and speaks heavily to the quality, operating experience, and anticipated premium resale value of this medium duty truck. Look no further than the ATD Truck of the Year award the 338 earned to illustrate this superior quality. The rugged durability of the Hino 338 makes them just right for a variety of industries including beverage delivery, municipalities, construction, utilities, petroleum/gas delivery and waste/recycling. With a worldwide reputation for reliability, durability, and outstanding fuel efficiency, you can count on Hino Trucks to provide you with low-cost-per-mile operation.


Engine - Hino J08E VB 260 HP 660 lb-ft Torque

Award Winning Engines.  Hino engines deliver dependable, fuel efficient power. Hino Trucks is recognized worldwide as one of the leading innovators in engine design. Combining high-pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection, Variable Geometry Turbocharger design and cooled EGR with Selective Catalytic Reduction [SCR] for emission control allows us to optimize the air/fuel mixture across the entire speed range of our engines. The result is fuel-efficient compliance with 2010 EPA regulations.

Turbocharger: VNT turbochargers optimize airflow by changing the turbocharger's output based on control input from the engine's electronic control unit. This allows engine designers to more accurately control cylinder pressure and air/fuel ratio. Better control means a more complete burn, resulting in better fuel efficiency and full EPA compliance.

SCR & B20: Selective Catalytic Reduction [SCR]. Hino SCR technology not only meets the EPA 2010 Standards, it produces gains in fuel economy and it does so without the need for carbon credits! B20 BioDiesel Rated. Hino Trucks' complete product line of class 5 cab over, and class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B20 biodiesel. Going green has never been so economical!

Common Rail Fuel Injection: Provides higher pressure over the entire speed range of an engine. Unlike unit injectors whose pressure varies with the "rise time" of the injection event, common rail systems are supplied by constant pressure pumps that assure instant high-pressure response for each injection event. The result is a more responsive engine and better control of fuel quantity in the combustion.

Allison Transmission

Allison transmissions are standard on all conventional Hino trucks and offer a fully automatic six-speed transmission that provides smooth, seamless full-power shifts to put engine power to the ground in the most fuel efficient way. The result of Allison's fully automatic transmission is faster acceleration and higher average road speed, which equate to quicker route times throughout the day. That means greater productivity and increased profits for your business.

Meritor Axles

With more than 100 years of axle manufacturing experience, cutting edge technologies and proven reliability and performance, Meritor has become the world's largest independent manufacturer of commercial truck axles for a broad range of vehicle applications - thats why you'll find front and rear axles from Meritor on Hino trucks - they are quite simply the best money can buy.

Dana Spicer Driveshafts

Dana Spicer drive shafts are the preferred brand in the U.S. by OEMs, fleet specifiers, dealership sales, and replacement parts professionals. Now enhanced to offer even greater torque, durability, and savings, SPL products offer 70 percent more power density than its nearest competitor and a 40 percent increase in bearing life.


Strong, Straightforward, Dependable. Here's a better way to build a cab - high visibility, great comfort and super low noise levels. All-in-all, it's a great place for a driver to spend the day. With Toyota inspired interior design our cabs offer a complete package of the most necessary features and then kept it simple and serviceable. Your drivers, technicians and accountants will love it.

Standard A/C and CD

Air conditioning is standard. So is a CD. Tilt and Telescoping steering column? Of course. Cruise control? Got it. Our goal was to make this a great place to spend the day - then make sure it makes business sense. We think you'll like the combination.

Unprecedented Visibility

We placed the driving position high to gain a wide perspective of the road while also maintaining a good feel for the corners of the hood.

Fully galvanized steel cab with extra rigidity for ride comfort and noise reduction.

Wide Enough For the Team

Standard two person passenger seat and comfortable driver's seat. Bring the team.


Every Hino truck is equipped with, and supported by, the Hino Insight platform. That means you have instant access to business intelligence and Remote Diagnostics with Case Management that not only increases profitability and fleet & driver efficiency, but reduces downtime and operating costs.


With INSIGHT Telematics, you can monitor idle times, heavy breaking, speed, location, distance traveled and much more. INSIGHT Remote Diagnostics will alert you, your dealer and Hino in the event of a DTC and we will direct you as to next steps and urgency. INSIGHT Case Management will streamline the service process with appointment co-ordination and service progress updates.

Spec Sheet


Model: Hino J08E-VB
Type: Diesel 4 cycle, 6-cylinder in-line water- cooled, dry cylinder liners
Fuel System: Common rail, direct injection type (Denso)
Max. output (SAE Gross): 260hp at 2,500 rpm
Max. torque (SAE Gross):  660 lb.-ft. at 1,500 rpm
Engine displacement: 8L

Electrical Equipment:


STD-Two 12V parallel circuit, 1,300 CCA  (650 X 2) (GR 31 type)

OPT-Three parallel circuit, 1,950 CCA (650 x 3)  (GR 31 type)

OPT-Two parallel circuit 1,850 CCA (925 x 2)  (AGM type)

STD-12V, 130 A, Delco (brush type)
OPT-12V, 135 A (brushless), 180 A (brush  type), 200 A (brush type)

Starter: Denso-12V, 4.8 kW
Cab Audio: Bluetooth AM/FM/CD Player/MP3


Wheelbase in. 152/G 175/J 187/L 205/M 217/P 235/R 253/T 271/V
Cab to axle in. 84.6 107.6 119.6 137.6 149.6 167.6 185.6 203.6
Frame height at front axle in. 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37
Frame height at rear axle - Air susp. / Leaf susp. in. 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6 39.0 / 40.6
Rear overhang in. 50 63 75 75 97 97 97 79
Std. chassis weight - Leaf susp. lbs. 10,605 10,705 10,790 10,955 11,045 11,100 11,155 11,220
Std. chassis weight - Air susp. lbs. 10,580 10,660 10,735 10,915 11,000 11,055 11,100 11,175

Powertrain and Performance

GVW: 33,000

GCWR: 33,000/48,000

Available Transmissions:

Allison 2500 HS / 2500RDS  with Shift Energy Management

Allison 3000RDS with Fuel Sense Basic

Allison 3500 RDS with Fuel Sense Basic

Fluids: Synthetic

Type: Six-speed automatic

Weight Capacities

Front axle lbs. STD-12,000 (OPT-10k, 13.2k, 14k)
Rear axle lbs. STD-21,000 (OPT-23,000)
Front spring lbs. STD-12,000 (OPT-14,000)
Rear spring lbs. STD-21,000 (OPT-23,000)



Service: Full air, dual circuit, "S" cam type, leading &  trailing shoes with automatic adjustment

Exhaust: Electric-pneumatic with valve-in exhaust pipe

Parking: Spring brake chamber (rear axle) with SR-7  emergency brake system


Front axle: MFS-12 series reversed Elliot, "I" beam  (oil lubricated)

Front spring: Taper-leaf spring, shock absorbers

Rear axle: RS21-145, full floating, single reduction,  single-speed, hypoid gearing

Rear spring: Semi-elliptic main

OPT-4,500 lb. auxiliary rubber rear spring  (23k rear axle only)

Rear Air: 

OPT-Air ride suspension - Hendrickson Comfort Air

OPT-OPT-Hendrickson 23k Severe Duty



Ladder type: Straight C channel

Width (in.): 34

Yield strength (PSI): STD-80,000 (OPT-120,000)

Resisting bending moment in.-lbs: STD-1,280,000 (OPT- 1,933,200) (one side, no reinforcement)

Chassis Equipment

Fuel Tank: STD-50 gallon

OPT-Dual 50 gal./Single 70 gal./Single 95 gal.

DEF tank: 4.7 gallon


6 Wheels: 22.5 x 8.25 10-stud disc

Wheel style: Steel, powder coated

6 tires: STD-11R22.5-14(G)

OPT-295/75R22.5-14 (G) (21k rear axle only)

Tire pattern: Fr- Rib, Rr - All Season

Popular Optional Equipment (Partial List)

  • Anti-siphon device insert in fuel tank
  • Allison Fuel Sense Plus / Max
  • Back-up alarm
  • Cab paint, exterior - custom (factory)
  • Engine idle shutdown
  • Exhaust system - vertical stack type
  • Mirrors, fender mounted-chrome (both sides or passenger only)
  • Mirrors, outside rearview-chrome
  • Mirrors-power heated (available in chrome)
  • Power windows and door locks (available with keyless entry)
  • Programmable speed limit 65,70 mph
  • Rear helper spring-sub leaf type
  • Stabilizer bar, rear (leaf suspension only)
  • Wheels-polished aluminum or powder coated gray


Engine Warranty STD - 5 years/200,000 miles
  OPT - 7 years/150,000 miles
Hinocare STD - 2 years/60,000 miles preventative care
  OPT - Preventative care extension
Hinowatch 24/7 Roadside Assistance
Hino Insight Telematics by Telogis STD 1 Year
    OPT 3&5 yr.
  Remote Diagnostics STD 5 Years
  Case Management STD 5 Years