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Hino Australia crowns winners in National Skills Final

Hino Australia has announced its newest trio of National Skills Champions: Chris Biancucci from Adtrans Hino, Luke Hanna from Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane and Brandon Healey from WA Hino.

Following a series of qualifying rounds, 18 finalists from the Hino Australia dealer network competed against each other in the 2023 Hino National Skills Final on November 16 in Sydney.

Sales contestants were challenged in real-world customer role play scenarios and theory tests.

Service technicians participated in a series of hypothetical exercises that tested their diagnostic, analytical and technical skills.

Parts finalists were further examined on their interpretation and research skills on a range of vehicles and engine assemblies through customer role play scenarios.

For the second year, all contestants competed in a friendly Sale of the Century-type exhibition quiz hosted by Hino ambassador Neil Crompton.

Sam Torpy from Sci-Fleet Hino Nerang was crowned the overall winner after a series of rapid-fire questions.

“The Hino National Skills Contest demonstrates the importance we place on the high levels of training and development of our staff, which in turn results in a highly skilled Hino dealer network that provides excellent service and knowledge to our customers,” said Sam Suda, president and CEO of Hino Australia.

“This was the 12th Hino National Skills Contest – we are extremely proud that this is one of the most comprehensive and longest-running events of its type in the Australian trucking industry.”

Each skills final winner receives a cash reward and an ultimate VIP experience at the 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix.

Hino National Skills Contest Winners 2023 were:


1st – Brandon Healey – WA Hino
2nd – John Riley – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane
3rd – Andrew Piffero – Wagga Trucks Hino


1st – Luke Hanna – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane
2nd – Rares Luca – Prestige Hino
3rd – Kara Green – Adtrans Hino


1st – Chris Biancucci – Adtrans Hino
2nd – Stephen Prior – City Hino
3rd – Shane Curtain – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane

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