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Need to rent a forklift? Here’s what you should know.

The time has come— you find that you’re in need of a forklift rental. Perhaps you have a seasonal need, so a short-term addition to your fleet is the answer. Certainly, a one-off job that requires heavy lifting is a prime example where renting a lift truck is the best solution to your material handling needs. Here is a rundown of some key points to consider when renting a forklift:

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We Support National Forklift Safety Day

On June 12th, 2018, the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day will be held by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). The objective of National Forklift Safety Day is to educate individuals on the best practices regarding forklift safety, the importance of operator training and the need for daily equipment checks.

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HVLS Fans–Beat the Heat with a Breeze!

Working in hot, humid conditions can result in a number of adverse health effects ranging from discomfort to serious health risks. There are many steps that employers can take to assess risk and provide more comfortable working conditions during hot weather. Let's address the benefits of using HVLS fans.

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Need to Expand Your Warehouse Space? Let’s Evaluate.

Congested aisles. Crowded racks. Cluttered dock. How do you know when the time is right to expand your warehouse capabilities? It’s widely held that once storage capacity surpasses 85% utilization, there is a marked reduction in warehouse productivity. Movement becomes restricted which results in multiple actions to complete a task.

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Stay Alert! The Importance of Forklift Warning Lights

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year 2017. Number seven on the list points to the dangers of Powered Industrial Trucks. The types of equipment in the category are lift trucks (forklifts), tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks and more.

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 Earth Day—Learn How Forklifts Matter.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd each year marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. On this day in 1970, millions of Americans rallied for a healthy, sustainable environment. Today, the material-handling industry is part of the worldwide effort to be greener. Let's take a look at how forklifts matter.

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Spring is Here! It’s Time to Inspect Your Dock & Door Equipment.

Winter in Northeastern Pennsylvania can be long and challenging. So with springtime comes the desire for warmer temperatures and all things outdoors. It’s also the perfect time to take a look at the effects of winter weather on your loading dock and commercial door equipment.

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The Forklift Industry—Reaching New Heights in the U.S.

Material handling is defined as the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Lift trucks are an essential part of the process and used in virtually every industry. The chances are that most of the products you use every day have spent time on a pallet and were touched by a forklift at least once, perhaps even dozens of times.

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