NEW YORK -- Hess gas stations are morphing into Speedways, but some traditions continue. Hess Corp. has announced that the 2015 Hess Fire Truck & Ladder Rescue will be available for sale online starting November 1 at www.hesstoytruck.com for $30.99 with free standard shipping and five Energizer batteries included.
The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964, and is one of the longest-running toy brands on the market.
This year’s Hess Toy is a red fire truck with oversized tires, swiveling chrome-detailed fire hose nozzles, LED lights including a high-powered pivoting LED searchlight, a slide-out ramp and four realistic sound effects. The accompanying Ladder Rescue features a rotating extension ladder with a movable nozzle and push-activated friction motor.
Previous toys have been green and white to resemble the colors of the Hess logo.
Hess is adding a new surprise this year: 100 customers will find an individually numbered Silver Edition Fire Truck & Ladder Rescue when they open their 2015 Hess Toy Truck package.
In addition to online ordering, customers can also purchase the Fire Truck & Ladder Rescue at 10 select shopping malls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania starting November 12.
As of August 2015, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), Findlay, Ohio, had converted more than half of the 1,250 Hess gas stations and convenience stores it acquired in late September 2014 to its Speedway brand.
Hess, based in New York, is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.