In the News: New Hino 700/Happy Birthday Jake

July 21, 2021

Hino 700 TrucksOwner Driver recently previewed the upgraded Hino 700 Series vehicles as well as the Jacobs Engine Brake.  The article goes on to tell the origins of the Jake Brake as we celebrate our 60th anniversary this year.

"Hiding in the shadows of Hino’s preview of its new 700-series trucks and the use of a Jacobs engine brake in all models is the fact that 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of Jacobs Vehicle Systems.  Jacobs introduced the first engine brake for commercial vehicles in 1961 and since then, more than nine million Jake brakes have been produced for trucks around the world."

Read the full story here