Frequently Asked Questions
A: The 2017 Hess Toy Truck is sold out! We hold a limited number of trucks for donations and STEM grants but they are no longer available for purchase. However, the tradition continues this year with 3 separate product releases! The 2018 Mini Collection goes on sale June 1st, the 2018 Collector's Edition goes on sale October 1st, and the 2018 Holiday Toy Truck goes on sale November 1st. Make sure to sign up for alerts so you don't miss out!
A: A program designed to help students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using the iconic Hess Toy Truck as a learning tool.
The curriculum was designed by the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Educational Outreach as part of its broader goal to improve science, teaching, and learning. Details can be found here
A: The STEM kits that we grant to qualifying and selected teachers are provided as a donation to the school. You cannot purchase a STEM kit.
Yes! A STEM curriculum with lessons specifically designed for the 2017 Hess Toy Truck is available for free download here
Like last year, we had an enormous response to our STEM program application and a limited number of kits available. Although you were not selected to receive the kit, you can still download the curriculum for free here
and apply the lessons to any Hess Toy Truck you have on hand.
A: All applicants have been notified, whether selected or not. If you did not receive an email from us it may have ended up in your junk/spam folders. Kits were mailed to those selected at the end of March.
You can still download both curriculums for free (click here: 2017
), and apply the lessons to any toy truck you have on hand. Be sure to sign up for Hess Toy Truck alerts below so you don't miss out on next year's application period.
A: The curriculum is designed for grades 4-6, but it can be adjusted for other grade levels. It works best for grades 3-8.
A: While we get many requests for product or financial gifts, Hess has a specific donation and gifting plan which we stick to.