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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of January 8th

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top 10 mitsubishiForklift 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 Telematics Doesn’t Equal Big Brother

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forklift telematics on ipadBy 2019, ABI Research expects around 30 million service vehicles will have telematics installed, allowing more businesses to monitor operator performance and compliance in real time. While management may like the idea of adding vehicle management systems and tracking technologies, they must overcome some operator objections in order for these new tools to be successful.

One of the objections is that “big brother” is watching. These technologies are seen by operators as overly intrusive, and they aren’t trusted. If operators don’t feel trusted, they don’t feel valued, which can reduce productivity and increase turnover. Continue reading

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Toyota, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of January 1st

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top ten 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

Propane Lift Trucks: Productivity in a Bottle

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toyota propane lift trucksRenze Display designs, builds and ships custom displays, exhibits and graphics. The Omaha, Neb., company works with up to 100 clients on a daily basis, from Fortune 500 companies to local mom-and-pop stores, located across the United States. After transitioning from electric to propane lift trucks, the company improved productivity and equipment reliability. Continue reading

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of December 25th

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top ten toyota in yardForklift 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 Art Of Forklift Leasing

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forklift fleet manager in warehouseFleet managers are rigorous in their efforts to optimize productivity and manage operating costs, but a third leg of the stool can impair both objectives. Equipment acquisition strategies, whether leasing or purchasing, can sap resources throughout the lease term or economic life of the lift truck when not properly specified at the outset.

“A lack of alignment between financing strategies and operations is the most common issue I see,” says David Brown, national account manager for Toyota Material Handling USA. “They are usually under- or over-depreciating and not accounting for hours of use. It creates a lot of risk, and I see a lot of companies handcuff themselves by not accounting for true hour usage.” Continue reading

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Business Insight, Forklift, Sales|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of December 18th

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top ten forklift on rampForklift 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 December 11th

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forklift top tenForklift 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

Warehousing Racking: What’s In Your Space?

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warehouse and toyota forkliftThe way you set up and use your warehouse and racking within your warehouse can either help or hurt your efficiency and productivity, particularly when it comes to forklifts and other material handling equipment operating within your racking system. Increasing efficiency and productivity, means strategically placing product and using the right kind of racking for your specific industry. It also means using the right fork lifts and other material handling equipment.

Many effective distribution centers utilize two to three different types of warehouse racking depending on product. Effective distribution centers utilize the full clear height of the building which is typically 18 inches below the lowest point of the ceiling. It’s always necessary to select storage racks based on the kind of inventory you’re storing and to place your fastest moving SKUs together and in the most accessible places. Continue reading

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Racking, Warehouse|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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tuesday's top ten forklift listForklift 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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