Four Essentials of a Safe, Productive Forklift Fleet - There are plenty of simple, small things you can do to improve forklift safety in your facility. These include keeping the floor clean, installing mirrors at the ends of your aisles and prominently displaying safety posters. We have identified five best practices within companies that take forklift safety to the next level.
Three Major Take-Aways from ProMat 2013 - Many feel that the success of ProMat, the largest show of its kind, reflects the “global pulse” of the world’s economy and in particular, materials handling. If the atmosphere and attendance at the show is an indicator, the global mood is positive and upbeat. There were hundreds of booths and thousands of products but the panel discussions and keynote speakers provided three major take-aways from this year's meeting.
5 Things that Will Lower Your Materials Handling Costs - Reducing your costs means increasing your profits—and increasing your profits has never been more challenging than in recent years. Our experience with hundreds of various types of operations, utilizing hundreds of pieces of equipment in more than a thousand ways, has exposed us to thousands of variations in facilities, equipment, and applications. In working with these diverse clients, we have recognized commonalities that, when implemented, resulted in lower total operating costs for materials handling most of the time. Following are five that we highly recommend.
Electric vs. Internal Combustion Forklifts; The Advantages of Going Green - Electric forklifts emit nearly zero emissions, they cost less to operate and are much more comfortable to drive. The major holdbacks have been power and runtime, but that is changing. Find out more about the benefits of "Going Green" then give us a call for more information about electric lift trucks that just could replace your IC units, yes, including outdoor usage!
Optimize Your Warehouse by Fighting the Space Invaders - What are the things that are taking up valuable warehouse space, and what can you do to avoid or get rid of them?
10 Things You Need to Know About Planned Maintenance - Like an annual trip to your local physician for a check-up, a well thought out Planned Maintenance agreement with a qualified and reputable service company can dramatically increase the longevity of your equipment as well as significantly reduce your operating costs.
Pre-Shift Forklift Inspection Guide - Pre-shift inspections are not only required by OSHA, they have proven to lower overall lift truck fleet costs and produce a safer and more productive environment for your operators. This guide will detail what to inspection and how to inspect it to ensure a thorough inspection.
5 Things That Will Lower Your Materials Handling Costs - We have seen all kinds of equipment, warehouse, process configurations. But regardless of your materials handling configuration, there are some universal things we recommend you do that will have a direct impact on your total materials handling costs.
Site-Specific Training: Six Things You Need to Consider - Most companies have some sort of forklift operator training program, but we often find that Site-Specific Training (required by OSHA) is not part of the training. This Feature Article discusses in brief, six things you need to consider when implementing site-specific forklift operator training.
Operator Safety Training vs. Teaching - There are vast differences in teaching forklift operators safe forklift operation and truly training them. This Feature Article highlights the learning process and gives you ideas about what you can do to reinforce your program to ensure actual training is taking place.
Pedestrian Safety; 16 Things You Need to Consider - We train forklift operators on a regular basis, and hopefully your forklift operators are trained properly. But what about pedestrians working and visiting your facility? Do they know the potential dangers of forklifts and how to behave around them to minimize the potential for an accident? Our Feature Article highlights what you can do to improve pedestrian safety within your facility.
What You Need to Consider When Purchasing a Used Forklift - The used forklift market is very active. Knowing the things you need to consider when purchasing a used forklift can mean a significant difference to your bottom line. This Feature Article gives you 10 things to consider before you purchase that used forklift.