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Why Are Forklift Ergonomics Important to Operators and Your Bottom Line?

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forklift-operator-neck-strain-pain-injury-ergonomicsForklift ergonomics are important to the health and well being of your fleet’s operators. Because operators spend the vast majority of their time sitting and twisting, resulting in a number of physical strains. After an eight hour shift one would expect to be, at least, a little sore and stiff. Improving forklift ergonomics is critical for forklift manufacturers in ensuring operators are as productive in their last hour of work as they were in their first. Each advance in technology has improved operator comfort, but a full shift as a forklift operator it still challenging, particularly for the lower back.

All businesses seek to improve efficiency and reduce cost. Optimising goods flow, maximising use of space, investing in new technology and so on: this all has a positive impact on total cost. But it is also a good idea to focus on your forklift operators if you’re trying to save money and gain productivity. Operating a forklift is a demanding job: the stress of a busy warehouse operation can put a strain on drivers, making them less efficient and productive. Therefore, a proactive forklift ergonomics focus can help you to maximise productivity. Continue reading

By | September 16th, 2020|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift, Safety, Toyota|0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of September 6th

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top ten imageForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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The Fight You and Your Cold Room Forklift Must Endure

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toyota forklift cold storage warehouseA cold room forklift has a number of challenges beyond those presented in ambient-temperature warehouses. The harsh temperatures can wreak havoc on the life span and functionality of lift trucks and their components, which translates to additional maintenance and repair costs, as well as the potential for significant downtime for cold storage facilities.

Operating forklifts in cold storage facilities present several challenges that can limit the success of operators and companies. Efficiencies in forklift use become even more challenging when a forklift is placed in alternate temperature environments in the same operation, whether for storage or operation. To make sure you have the best facility design and forklifts for your workplace and application, you should talk to a consultant familiar with your industry generally and your operation specifically to help fill gaps, enhance safety, and increase efficiencies. Continue reading

By | September 9th, 2020|Categories: Durability, Forklift, Toyota|0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 30th

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top ten femaleForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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Vertical Mast Lift: The What, Whys, and Where’s

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toyota vertical mast lift in warehouseVertical mast lift units are designed to operate in narrow aisles and congested plant environments. These easy-to-use lift platforms offer a combination of high lift, reach, and maneuverability that makes them a safe solution for tough industrial overhead maintenance applications.

Construction, maintenance, and facility enhancements offer complex needs, especially when they occur in areas that are already in use. Current infrastructure can block access to a needed area. Equipment use of varied sorts can cause task execution headaches. And the people in high traffic environments challenge operators to move carefully to remain productive while remaining unobtrusive, allowing people to use those spaces with little interruption. A vertical mast lift offers one answer to help meet each of these challenges. Continue reading

By | September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Aichi, Construction, mewp|0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 23rd

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Forklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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What is a Site Survey, and What Can a Warehouse Consultant Tell You about Your Operations?

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toyota reach trucks forklift in warehouse aisleA wide array of companies big and small across multiple sectors use a warehouse consultant to support them on projects. The scope of projects range from inventory optimization to full warehouse layout design and warehouse process optimization.

Warehouse consultants normally become engaged on a project when the existing warehouse operation presents a problem for the core business.

What is a Site Survey?

A site survey is when a trained warehouse consultant visits a work space to help maximize the business’ work place through racking, equipment, and a multitude of other factors. Their job is to help a business work as efficiently as possible and utilize all the space a company owns. But why should you think about getting one? Below are a few reasons. Continue reading

By | August 26th, 2020|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Racking, Toyota, Warehouse|0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 16th

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top ten forkliftForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 9th

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Forklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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The Forklift Dealer: What They Can Do to Help Your Business Grow

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atlas toyota forklift dealerForklift manufacturers rely on the forklift dealer to represent their interests. As you might expect, the dealers’ “bread and butter” is equipment sales, leasing, rental, and maintenance. But the forklift dealer today is no longer simply a provider of equipment—far from it, in fact.

Productivity is a crucial aspect of every operation. Even for low throughput applications, there’s value in being able to complete a task safer, quicker, and more efficiently. As our good pal, Benjamin Franklin once put it, “time is money”. And all our time is valuable, right? Continue reading

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By | August 12th, 2020|Categories: Business Insight, Efficiency, Forklift, Toyota|0 Comments