The Hess toy truck is back and the 2017 version is a first time ever model.

For some of us it is a holiday tradition that was started many years ago and continues strong now. If you haven't noticed all of the Hess gas stations that would carry the holiday classic are no longer open in the Hudson Valley. Most have been replaced by the Speedway name, but you can still get the Hess truck online.

According to Hess, the 2017 Hess Dump Truck and Loader has brought together two cool earth movers and is the heaviest, most intricate Hess Toy Truck ever with some really cool features including:

For the Dump Truck:

26 total lights that work in flash or steady mode, including super bright LED headlights
Button activated hydraulic powered dumping action with sound effect
3 additional button-activated sound effects (ignition, horn, back-up)
Fold down tailgate / pull-out ramp
Free-rolling wheels
Chrome accents
3 Energizer ‘AA’ Batteries included

For the Loader:

Motorized track drive (forward and reverse)
Independently rotating cab
8 lights that work in steady mode
Extending boom and excavator arm with jointed, rotating bucket
Chrome accents
2 Energizer ‘AA’ Batteries included

The 2017 Hess Dump Truck and Loader will cost you $33.99 plus tax this year and is only available online at www.hesstoytruck.com.