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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 11th

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top-10-112016 TuesdayForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 4th

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top-10-Tuesday Image BForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Forklift Safety Shouldn’t Be a Budget Item

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Forklift safety and the scrooge affectForklift safety, no company would boast about shaving costs in addressing it would they? Would a organization buy a company car without seat belts or distribute safety supply cabinets only part way filled? We know the answer is no not likely, but daily companies make the decision to side step the best in forklift safety. We invite you to read this post and then view the video included here. Then ask yourself, have you or your company done everything they can to optimize forklift safety?

The first step in addressing forklift safety is recognizing where and why accidents most frequently occur and how to prevent them. Below is a list of common forklift accident causes. If you recognize any of these issues at your workplace, address them immediately and put safety policies in place to help avoid potential accidents.

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10 Facts To Demystify the Internal Combustion Engine

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toyota forklift driving through yardForklifts powered by internal combustion engines run on a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), and compressed natural gas. Forklifts with internal combustion engines can be quickly refueled but require regular maintenance checks for leaks of fuel or oil and worn parts to keep systems working properly. Forklifts powered by internal combustion engines are also used indoors, although this may increase exposure to exhaust and noise. Continue reading

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of May 28th

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tuesday's top ten forklift postsForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

The Forklift Safety Drumbeat

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drum beat on galley shipLike a galley ship’s drumbeat, articles discussing forklift safety are endless and constant. Yet there are still approximately 85 forklift fatalities and 34,000 injuries yearly. As forklift safety day approaches for 2017 we wanted to touch on a common safety problem. Likely the most violated forklift safety rule is the ignored pre-shift forklift inspection.

Good operator practices including a thorough pre-operation inspection in accordance to the OSHA standard for powered industrial trucks [29 CFR 1910.178] are not only valuable for creating a safe operating workplace, but also makes sure you get the most value out of your capital investment. Continue reading

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of May 21st

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top 10 forklift photoForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

8 Points You Should Consider Before Purchasing Used Forklift Trucks

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used forklift old tcm forkliftPurchasing used forklift trucks requires an acute attention to the details. Unlike a new forklift, a used lift truck comes with a history that you will likely not know. More, its current state or repair is another factor that you must research. Far too many equipment retailers consider a few cans of spray paint all the expense they are willing to invest before selling it to you. The rewards for a good purchase decision is a dependable unit that operates with as little downtime as possible. Here are eight points to start you off on your search.

So you’re thinking about buying a used forklift? Purchasing used could be a great decision, or it could be your worst nightmare. Continue reading

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Sales|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of May 14th

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forklift top ten photoForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of May 7th

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top ten forklift photoForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

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