Hino Helps Hire Company Benefit From Mining Boom


Hino Helps Hire Company Benefit From Mining BoomThe versatility and reliability of Hino trucks is helping a specialised vehicle hire company in WA's north-west meet the fleet demands of the region's booming resources and construction sector.

McLaren's Raw Hire has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading vehicle hire company in the Pilbara region.

The company has a solid reputation as a 'one-stop-shop' for its clients in the mining, construction and energy industries by offering the most extensive fleet range in the north-west.

To meet the region's growing demand for site-specific vehicles, McLaren's Raw Hire has doubled its fleet in the last two years, which includes about 30 Hinos purchased through WA Hino in Perth.

WA Hino dealer principal Paul McGovern said McLaren's Raw Hire had been a valued Hino customer for the last five years.

"They hire out a wide range of Hino trucks, like 300 Series, 300 crew cab, FG, FM, to name a few, to cover the Pilbara's need for specialised fleets suited to specific projects and conditions," Mr McGovern said.

McLaren's Raw Hire general manager Byron Smith said Hino 300 Series flat tray models were the most popular with its clients.

"The adaptability and reliability of the Hino trucks make them a popular choice for our customers, so we're happy to have so many in our fleet," Mr Smith said.

"They are used in a range of applications, such as transporting workers and equipment to and from sites.

"McLaren's Raw Hire also offers specialised trucks like Hino tippers and heavy-duty crane trucks that are fitted to suit resources and construction environments."

The Hino trucks are modified prior to delivery to suit the varied applications and to meet safety requirements on resources projects.

"All the Hinos are fitted with handrails," Mr Smith said.

"Other common modifications include roll-over protection, bull-bars, lights and aerials.

"Keeping the fleet up to date is a priority for us.

"McLaren's Raw Hire has the newest models available for its customers wherever possible, so our stock is usually replaced every three to four years."

Mr Smith said the regular turnover meant the company's customers got the advantages of the latest Hino comfort and safety features, plus the reliability and ease of use the brand was known for.

With the resources boom in WA's north-west showing no signs of slowing down, McLaren's Raw Hire is set to continue its rapid growth.

Mr Smith said the company had grown in line with the enormous demand, so much so that it was actually a challenge to keep up with new projects as they came on line.

McLaren's Raw Hire was founded by Sean and Lisa Clarke in Karratha in 1998.

It has branches in Karratha and Port Hedland and a corporate office in Perth.