Our Story


What began as two employees in a modest single office garage in Elkhart, Indiana has grown into one of the most respected materials handling companies in the country.

The reason is simple. Ed Hull’s mantra – to always offer the highest quality equipment at a fair price, with sincere commitment to customer service and satisfaction – has created loyalty from day one.


Today, we’re a regional leader in material handling solutions, serving thousands of customers from five locations. Our customer service and satisfaction strategy is lived every day, through The Hull Way. And, because of our commitment to the highest quality equipment, we’re proud to be the exclusive provider of Toyota Industrial Equipment – the industry leader in quality, dependability, productivity and safety.


If you want to work with a like-minded partner that strives to work as hard as you do, then look no further. We work diligently to keep your business and your trust because we value relationships before rewards. So that lift after lift, and day after day, Hull Lift Truck is there to help you rule the floor.

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“The sales and service experience that we had at Hull Lift Truck, far exceeds their competitors! They are professional, honest, to the point, and have quick responses every time we need something from them. I would definitely recommend working with their team. We look forward to growing the partnership together.”

Tony Bono

Purchasing Manager/Customer Service Manager



“Everyone at Hull Lift Truck is always so helpful and professional. I deal with many vendors on a daily basis and I am sometimes stunned at how difficult it can be to get quotes, service or support. This is certainly not the case with Hull, so thank you for being such a good business partner/vendor over the years. The Toyota stock pickers and the narrow-aisle Bendi lift trucks have been a game changer for us. We have been able to increase our warehouse space by nearly 60%! Looking forward to the next project together.”

Dave Holdread



“We have a lot of moving parts in our production and have many different procedures in place to ensure our manufacturing lines are running smoothly. It’s very important to have superior equipment and excellent service contracts in place so our business never sites idle. Hull Lift Truck has been there for us, and, more importantly, continues to be there for us. We run 10 Toyota forklifts at a time, and continually count on Hull to move our product from the production line, to storage, to loading outbound trucks. 

In 2014, we packaged 155,000 tons of calcium chloride. We would not have been able to package and move that much product without their superior equipment and excellent preventative service. Hull has made this part of the manufacturing process worry-free for us and we always know we are in good hands.”

Mike Papes

Plant Manager



“Hull Lift Truck has been very responsive and worked hard to understand our needs before determining the specifications of the equipment we need to operate our business. They are a low-pressure, high-service company with employees who have been easy to work with over the years. They also follow up to make sure we have the service agreements and/or arrangements in place to keep our equipment operating with minimal downtime.”

Vernon E. Schoore

Chief Financial Officer






“Before buying a new forklift for our company, I did a lot of research and Toyota seemed to have the best reviews. After meeting with the representative from Hull Lift Truck, I knew we were getting the best bang for our buck! We are extremely satisfied with our Toyota 8FGU25 and the level of customer service we receive from Hull.”

Chad Wren





“We really value and respect the partnership we have with Hull Lift Truck. Their professionalism and industry knowledge make my job easier. Hull is committed to customer service and a quality product. Additionally, their material handling specialists are a great asset and I trust Hull to provide us with the best products and services.”

Todd Thomas

Materials Manager