Hess toy trucks now online

NEW YORK — Hess toy truck commercials are something most East Coast residents can remember from their childhood. Until now, however, the special holiday toys were only available at Hess stations.

Now people all over can get their hands on a Hess truck now that the company is offering them online via www.hesstoytruck.com. Preordering is available online starting Nov. 1.

"Generations of families and fans have made the Hess Toy Truck part of their holiday celebrations and have come to appreciate its history, quality and value," said Rick Lawlor, VP retail marketing at Hess. "We believe the time is right to introduce this tradition to families across the country, as the demand for and legacy of the Hess toy truck has grown well beyond our retail market of 16 East Coast states."