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- 14 Apr 2005 ( #204 )
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Toyota cares about traffic safety
TOKYO, Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will conduct a spring Toyota traffic safety campaign in Japan from April 1 to April 30, along with 432 other companies, including forklift dealers, parts distributors and rental/lease dealers.

The campaign, which coincides with Japan's spring nationwide traffic safety campaign, will see TMC donate 2.67 million traffic safety picture books and 44,000 traffic safety picture-story shows to children in Japan's kindergartens and nursery schools.

Specially designed leaflets to raise traffic safety awareness will be distributed via vehicle dealers, parts distributors and rental/lease dealers nationwide.

Emissions grants for forklift companies
HOUSTON, TX, United States


Several Houston forklift distributors received grants from the Texas Railroad Commission as part of a USD1 million statewide air emissions reduction program.

The Houston Business Journal reported Action Handling, Briggs Equipment, Southline Equipment, Sunbelt and ToyotaLift accepted the "first of its kind" grant, which provides incentives to replace older forklifts with new, low-emission propane forklifts.

A forklift with typical operating hours could be eligible for an incentive of around USD7500.
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