Since 1958, Ottawa terminal tractors have been the “gold standard” in trailer moving solutions for warehouse and distribution operations, ports, and rail terminals in North America. Regarded for their excellent durability, operator comfort, service ease and latest generation engines, featuring the cleanest in engine technology, all are built at the US manufacturing plant in Ottawa, Kansas.
In February 2011, the Ottawa factory reached the 50,000 unit production milestone, which is more than twice the production volume of all North American terminal tractor competitors combined.
As the world’s leader in terminal tractors offering the most comprehensive range of models for warehouse and distribution operations, ports and rail terminals, the company’s commitment to continuous product development has resulted in many industry firsts.
Besides being the original manufacturer of terminal tractors, Ottawa was the first to offer machines with an automatic transmission, a rear door entry, integral air conditioning units, power cab tilt and ABS brake systems. Ottawa terminal tractors were also the first on the market to receive DOT/EPA certification – a paramount classification for distribution and industrial customers whose operation entails shunting trailers between yards via public streets and roadways.
Cargotec offers an expanding portfolio of eco-friendly Ottawa terminal tractors including machines powered by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).
Ottawas parent company, Cargotec, (www.cargotec.com), has over 10,000 employees worldwide. Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move.