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Louisville Switching Blog

Dealer Spotlight: Ottawa

Posted by Donald Robinson

Jan 9, 2015 1:50:00 PM

Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors have been considered the "gold standard" in trailer moving solutions for warehouse and distribution operations, ports, and rail terminals in North America since 1958. Esteemed for their excellent durability, operator comfort, service ease and latest generation engines, choosing to partner with Kalmar Ottawa was an easy choice for Louisville Switching.

Ask Chuck: Ottawa Curb Weight

Posted by Donald Robinson

Jun 11, 2014 4:34:00 PM

Customers are asking and Louisville Switching Service Manager Chuck Duggins is answering. Since countless questions come our way on a daily basis regarding all things Ottawa, Chuck has agreed to answer them in our blog series, "Ask Chuck." 

Ask Chuck Blog Series: Can I Use Off-Road Diesel in My Ottawa?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 12, 2014 5:49:00 PM

The resident "answer man" at Louisville Switching receives numerous questions every day about the functioning and inner workings of Ottawa Yard Trucks. Since Louisville Switching is your source for all things Ottawa, we started a blog series entitled, "Ask Chuck," to help answer some of the most commonly asked Ottawa questions. If you missed our last Ask Chuck blog by our Louisville Switching Service Manager, you can read it here

Download the Ottawa/Kalmar Owner's Manual

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 30, 2013 1:48:00 PM

New Call-to-ActionBuilt specifically for moving trailers around in yards for short distances, the Ottawa "purpose built truck" is best known for its maneuverability, time saving capability and potential to reduce exposure to workman's compensation injuries.

Ask Chuck—He Has All of Your Ottawa Truck Answers

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 16, 2013 4:47:00 PM

Louisville Switching is your source for all things Ottawa. When your Ottawa Yard Truck suddenly needs a pneu quick release valve, our parts department has you covered. When you need an Ottawa Yard Truck to facilitate your next job, our leasing and sales department will have you off and running in no time. So now, when you have a question about your Ottawa, just ask Chuck.

Louisville Switching Becomes OEM Kalmar/Ottawa Dealer

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 9, 2013 5:16:00 PM

Louisville Switching is now the proud owner of a new title: OEM Kalmar/Ottawa Dealer. Although the lengthy due diligence process and extensive inspection by Ottawa brings great honor for Louisville Switching, it won't result in a huge change for customers.

"We were already operating pretty much like an Ottawa dealer for our customers, but instead of being engaged to Ottawa, now we're married to Ottawa," says Louisville Switching President Don Robinson

What to Expect from Louisville Switching at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 14, 2013 12:56:00 PM

The Mid America Truck Show 2013 is shaping up to be spectacular this year. This is our 13th year in a row participating in the Truck Show! We will be manning the Kalmar/Ottawa booths with another dealer and also some OEM personnel. 

A Copier is a Xerox and a Spotter is an Ottawa

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 20, 2012 3:18:00 PM

Whenever you need to make a copy you Xerox the original. This is the common lingo that is used today in the business world. This is almost an expression of endearment. The copy machine that Xerox produced was superior in almost every way to all of the competing brands. Xerox dominated the market for this type of equipment. The impression that business people acquired over time was that your copy machine surely must be a Xerox, and, if it wasn’t, then it should have been a Xerox.