Southern States Toyotalift



115 S. 78th St Tampa, FL 33619

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2016 President’s Award! Southern States Toyotalift was recently honored for earning the 2016 President’s Award by Toyota Material Handling… Read More!

The Power of 1! Congratulations to Jose Maldonado on achieving his Toyota Bronze Parts Certification… Read More!

Southern States Toyotalift Receives MHEDA’s Most Valuable Supplier Award! To qualify for the MVS Award, Toyota was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them…Read More!

Another Great Year of Partnership! Southern States Toyotalift was recently recognized by CombiLift and received the 2016 Dealer Recognition Award!…Read More!

The Power Of 1! Congratulations to Vic Carini on going above and beyond to reconnect with past customers in need of our help…Read More!

The Power Of 1! Congratulations to Jonathan Watkins on achieving his Bronze Certification in the Toyota Master Technician Certification Program…Read More!

Tampa Bay Junior Bass Club At Southern States Toyotalift we support organizations and individuals that bring the community together and nurture lasting values in the lives of those they serve… Read More!

A Secure Savings! Carriers help make building product maker’s operations both safer and more profitable…Read More!

The Power of 1! Congratulations to Kenny Hughes on achieving his Bronze Parts Certification after exceeding expectations on over 50 required tests…Read More!

At Southern States Toyotalift we are dedicated to community service. Over the past year Habitat for Humanity has consistently chosen SSTlift as their partner to help volunteers GET MORE DONE… Read More!

The Power of 1! Congrats to Travis Cochrane and Christian Glisson on going above and beyond to help save a customer 15% on storage space and 50% on cost…Read More!

Southern States Toyotalift Delivers Toys To Children Across Florida and Georgia. All branches collected toys during the holiday season and toys were delivered to local charities to distribute to the children. Read More!

A Shocking Experience – Risks Involved When Renting An Aerial Working Platform The precautions that a reputable AWP dealer will take, prior to renting a unit, that will keep the operator safe and relieve the dealer of liability in the event of an accident during the rental period. Read More!

Congratulations to Ray Ramirez – Silver Parts Certification Recipient! Ray Ramirez recently accepted his Silver Parts Certificate at our most recent focus meeting, after exceeding expectations on over 60 required tests. Read More!


Need A Good Truck Driver? Hire A Vet. Veterans had 42% fewer accidents than non-veteran drivers and had 59% fewer voluntary terminations and 68% fewer involuntary terminations. Read More!

Jeff Fischer, President of SSTlift, explains why we prefer our customers to go with the Electric Forklift Horn over the Standard Issue Toyota Forklift Horn and how we can serve our customers better by offering this solution. Watch Video Here!

Manufacturing Day and Month Activities Continue to Engage New AudiencesRead More!

Congratulations To Our Partners At Southern States Motive Power, Recipients Of The Hawker Dealer Of Excellence AwardRead More!


Toyota Forklifts Named To Inbound Logistics’ G75: Green Supply Chain Partners List The G75: Green Supply Chain Partners List is published in the June print edition of Inbound Logistics…Read More!

Toyota Forklifts Continues To Lead In Industry Survey  Toyota Forklifts earned the number one spot in a study to determine which brand of forklift is the industry leader...Read More!


Orlando Technician, Davin Espino, Joins Elite Group Of Technicians At SSTlift With Prestigious Accomplishment! Davin Espino has been with the company for 9 years. He graduated from UTI and immediately started with our Orlando branch as an entry level technician…Read More!


Industry Leader in Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure, and Other Public Works Applications Requiring Slag Cement – Argos U.S.A. Partners with Southern States Toyotalift Argos U.S.A. has a proud history of innovative products, unparalleled expertise and exceptional customer service! Read More!


Legally Speaking: Responsibilities For Customer Safety Legally speaking features answers written by legal experts to questions posed by equipment rental store owners and managers…Read More!




Shawn Salimeno, a Road Technician from Orlando shows that Going the Extra Mile is more than a motto! As Shawn was traveling to help one of our valued customers, he saw an elderly gentleman who was stranded on the side of the road…Read More!


Adam Gavrun Takes Care Of Business! Shows Dedication To His Family And Our Customers! On Friday October 9th at 2:23pm I received a call from Mark Kirby,  Corporate Purchasing Manager with EG Industries… Read More!


Lumber Company Calls Southern States Toyotalift To Say Thanks After An Unexpected OSHA Inspection. Since August 2011, Southern States Toyotalift Extra Care service technicians have been performing Planned Maintenance for a manufactured lumber company in the Valdosta, GA area… Read More!


T.I.P.’s – Top Reasons To Replace Brake Fluids! The Do’s and Don’t’s of dealing with break fluid in your machine. Read More!



Trainer James Milford Teaches His 5th Train-The-Trainer Class at Coca-Cola. In November James taught his 5th Train-the-Trainer class at Coca-Cola in Auburndale, Fl… Read More!



Disney’s Hollywood Studios Team Chooses Southern States Toyotalift! They needed speed, safety, and dependability, SSTlift exceeded their expectations. Read More!

Customer Review from James W. Lytle, Service: Personal Fork Lift Operation Training, Instructor: James Milford

Review: ” 1-5 Really? I Give James Milford a “10,” then. Very professional presentation and attention to detail. I’ve been here twice before- this guy is good!! Thanks James”

  Southern States Toyotalift/Florida Lift Systems, LLC Team members Ahmed Negron, Davin Espino, and Miguel Ortiz GO THE EXTRA MILE! SSTLift Technicians complete mast change in a serious time crunch! Read More!

  Southern States Toyotalift/Florida Lift Systems, LLC wins MHEDA’s MVP Award. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety, MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas: industry advocacy, distributor advocacy, business networking, continuing education, and business best practices. Read More!