>Kyle Thill

About Kyle Thill

Almost forty years in the material handling industry. Working hard to earn that job back at the shipping table.

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of July 14th

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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. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of July 7th

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top 10 12302018 forklift 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. Continue reading

Say Good-Bye to the Baby Boomers and Their Old Ways of Forklift Parts Procurement

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Did you know: 10,000 baby boomers will retire today – and every day – for the next 10 years?

The management and decision-making roles they leave vacant will be filled with the largest group in the U.S. workforce – millennials. Millennials have spent the better part of their lives online, connecting with friends on social media, conducting research with a simple Google search, and shopping for anything they desire – all from the comfort of their own homes. To stay relevant to this new generation of consumers, companies must be willing to adapt to the rapidly changing customer expectations.

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Grace Hopper:

“The most dangerous phrase in the language is ‘We’ve always done it this way.” Continue reading

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

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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. Continue reading

There Are More Forklift Fork Types than You Can Shake a Stick At

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Just like Bubba in Forest Gump knows everything there is to know about the shrimping business, there is a lot to know about forklift forks. You can lift with them, sideshift them, fork position them, and even rotate them. Not to mention there are a variety of sizes, classes, and mounting types to choose from.

Just like our good pal Bubba did with shrimp, we’re going to list out some of the most common fork types that are available in the industry today. Should you determine different type of forks may provide unique benefits and advantages depending on the industry that you’re in and the types of loads that you’re handling, the following guide may prove useful in navigating your options:

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By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Forklift, Toyota|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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

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top 10 forklift photoForklift 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. Continue reading

Little Known Ways That Concrete Floors Threaten Your Forklifts and Your Safety

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Using forklifts effectively in any application requires assessing how they will work in concert with the other elements of your facility. From understanding your dock capabilities to making sure pallet racks and forklifts match up appropriately, a successful facility takes into account every touchpoint of forklifts in use.

An easy to overlook touchpoint that requires attention is facility flooring. Too often, operations that use forklifts experience unexpected damage to both product and equipment because floors become damaged. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the impacts of damaged floors on equipment and personnel, help identify some trouble areas on concrete floors, and discuss possible solutions to damaged flooring. Continue reading

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

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tuesday's top ten forklift postsForklift 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. Continue reading

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

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tuesday-top-ten-120416aForklift and material handling information are 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 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. Continue reading

Worker Fatigue in Forklift Operations Equals Workplace Hazard

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forklift driver fatiguedRunning a business isn’t easy. Just ask the employees who are out there every day working hard to keep things moving. One of the best ways to make sure your business continues to flow and flow safely is to make sure you and your employees avoid worker fatigue. Fatigue is defined as the state of feeling tired, weary or sleepy. It should be considered a workplace hazard, as it can be a form of impairment. Continue reading

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By | June 12th, 2019|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments