Our Company Culture

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You Belong at Eastern Lift Truck Co.

Eastern Lift Truck Co. is a family-owned company with more than 50 years of history behind us and a bright future ahead. Our steadfast commitment to customer service and diverse products continues to attract new business and fuel our growth as one of the largest material handling dealerships in the nation.

Our Company has been built on the principals of compassion, honesty, and integrity. We are actively hiring people who share our same drive and ideals. Join a team that will value your talents and contributions.

Our Power is in Our People

Since our beginning in 1971, Eastern Lift Truck Co. has empowered its employees to develop lasting relationships, based on mutual trust and respect, with its customers, vendors, and fellow employees. We welcome and value collaboration that solves challenges. In the end, our goal is to provide viable and long-lasting solutions for our customers.

To achieve our goals, we emphasize teamwork, active listening, keeping safety first, and trying to end each day smarter than we started. More than anything else, we maintain a daily commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

2021, was our 50th year in business, and our best year yet. As we continue to grow, we are thankful for countless customers and employees who have been with us for a long time. We think it speaks volumes of our culture that we have so many loyal customers as well as second and even third generation family members employed on our team!

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Holiday, Personal, and Vacation Time

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision Insurance

  • Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • On-the-job Training

  • Supportive Work Environment

  • Opportunities for Career Growth

  • Annual J. Michael Pruitt Memorial Scholarship


  • Recipient of Yale’s Dealer of Excellence Award every year since 2001.

  • Recipient of MHEDA's (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) M.V.P. (Most Valuable Partner) Award every year since 2013.

  • Recipient of Hyster's Dealer of Distinction Award (2018, 2020 and 2021)

  • Recipient of Combilift's Dealer of Excellence (2021 – first year offered)

Community Involvement

Eastern Lift Truck Co. believes in giving back to those in need. We have been involved with countless organizations over the years. Recently we supported a family that lost their home to fire, provided children with toys at Christmas, volunteered at local food banks, and raised funds for a local women’s shelter and national charities.

Our employees are encouraged to make charitable suggestions to their manager and our local branches pull together to show their support. We are proud to have so many thoughtful and compassionate team members. No matter how large our company becomes, we will always value family and community.


Our Defining Purpose:

Our defining purpose is to be our customer’s number one choice for all of their material handling needs by providing a personalized service approach founded on loyalty and honesty. With this purpose in mind, we strive as a team to work each day with the passion and focus to be successful. As a family business, we know our employees are the ‘heart and soul’ of our company. We respect and encourage each other to bring out our best, and to instill a successful and proud work ethic to pursue our commitment to our customers.