NW Lift Truck Service, Inc., was founded in 1987 by Craig Preston as an independent mobile lift truck repair corporation. Initially the company operated from one service truck and a small shop facility located on Powell Blvd in Portland, Oregon. Business grew rapidly, a shop location was acquired and in 1991, we became a TCM forklift dealership. NW Lift Truck sold new equipment as well as used forklifts, parts, service repairs and provided forklift training. We also added an extensive rental fleet to continue growth of our company.

In late 2012, we became a Tailift forklift dealership. We continued to grow rapidly then and still are currently.


Our Company Values

NW Lift Truck Service has worked hard to build and maintain its reputation for integrity and a high standard of business ethics. We have established three main company values:

  1. Customer Success – Decision making that puts customers first
  1. Open and Honest Relationships – earn trust, take responsibility and communicate effectively.
  1. Passion and Determination – Do your very best, never give up and take satisfaction from a job well done

With our customers, vendors and each other, we seek long lasting relationships based on honesty, dependability and mutual respect. These values above require the support and participation of every employee of NW Lift Truck Service, Inc.


Our business is Trust. We cannot buy or sell it, only earn it from you with dedicated, quality service from experienced technicians. We don’t just maintain your forklifts, we build a long-lasting relationship that allows us to understand your needs and meet them swiftly. Our relational model of business helps us to anticipate and address problems you will face before they arise.