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New Yale Vision GPS Feature Helps Take Fleet Operations to Next Level

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet movement and impact locations, providing actionable real-time data to help optimize materials handling operations.

This new feature tracks the operation and location of a customer’s lift trucks, allowing warehouse and distribution managers to monitor operations as they happen and make changes or take action as needed. The GPS data extracted from lift truck routes can also provide insights about high-risk collision areas and route efficiency to influence informed decisions about facility layout and high traffic areas.

“Yale’s new GPS feature is a game changer for fast paced supply chain operations,” said Steven LaFevers, Telematics Manager, Yale. “Its satellite-based technology allows Yale Vision customers to know what their lift trucks are doing, where they have been and any faults that have occurred – invaluable data that affords informed and immediate decisions to be made.”

Yale Vision is a flexible wireless asset management system that helps operations manage costs, protect assets and optimize productivity by monitoring a variety of metrics, including idle time, safety procedures and impacts. Customers can track truck performance information by the individual driver, providing labor management data and controlled access to keep untrained personnel from operating equipment. This increased operator accountability can improve driving behaviors, and reduce equipment damage and repair cost.

The Yale Vision wireless asset management system with new GPS feature is on exhibit at ProMat 2015 in Yale booth #1003, March 23-26.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs. For more information, or to find the Yale® lift truck dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit www.yale.com.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,400 people world-wide.