The Hyster LO2.5 lift truck eases second level order picking through a raising operator platform and the unit’s fully adjustable electronic power steering, automatic speed reduction in cornering and its suspended platform with an operator sensing floor mat. Electric steering reduces steer effort by 90 percent. Numerous operator compartment and platform advantages offer efficiency and ergonomic benefits. The control handle reduces the arm movement needed to change directions, helping to reduce fatigue, increase productivity and allow the operator to remain inside the truck footprint for protection. The truck also has coasting and lift/lower function buttons on both sides of the truck, allowing the operator to also walk next to the compartment and lift/lower the forks without being on-board or on one particular side of the truck.