(Greenville, NC) Hyster Company ( www.hysteramericas.com ), in partnership with On-Board Communications, introduces the remote hour meter reading device, a new approach to reducing maintenance time and labor costs. A valuable tool for lift truck owners and operators, the remote hour meter, available from authorized Hyster® dealers, has the ability to remotely acquire and automatically track lift truck run time, which saves time and effort normally spent on maintenance and manual product checks.

The remote hour meter is housed in a 3” x 5” box and links to a customizable digital paging network. The meter’s customizable network allows operators to select a specific time for the device to submit truck runtime data. Users can log into the network and check this information at any time from any computer.

The innovative features of the remote hour meter offer numerous benefits to fleet owners. With the customizable LiftTraks™ web-based software interface, managers can use the network’s grouping capability to view an entire fleet or specific units based on their specific settings. GPS capabilities are offered as an optional add-on to remotely track the location of fleet trucks, providing another valuable resource in fleet management and control.

The remote hour meter continues Hyster Company’s tradition of providing high-quality after-sales service. Combined with a dealer network of over 240 authorized locations, the new remote hour meter ensures unmatched lift truck reliability and performance. Hyster customers also have access to an expansive parts availability program, in-depth operator training and product customization for special applications.

To find your local Hyster dealer, please visit www.hysteramericas.com .

For more information, please call Lorri Lewis, marketing manager, Hyster Company, at 1-800-Hyster-1 or e-mail lorri.lewis@hyster.com .