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Fleet Management Systems—Technology to Improve the Bottom Line

Here, there, and everywhere—new technology is developing at rapid rates. With advances taking place in so many areas of the material-handling industry, how can technology impact the management of your forklift fleet? What processes will improve by knowing everything from what the operator is doing at all times, to specific vehicle performance? Better labor management, fleet optimization, and planned vehicle maintenance to name a few.

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Forklift Safety—Don’t Skip The Pre-Start Inspection!

Operating a forklift is an occupational skill that can be mastered with proper training and experience. However, there’s a lot more to forklift safety than merely driving the vehicle correctly. A preoperative inspection is essential, which is why we’re presenting an overview of the steps taken before the forklift is put into service.

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Guard Your Pallet Racking—Protection Pays!

Receiving—Moving—Storing, and Protecting! Material handling activities can bring a multitude of challenges. One being, lift trucks coming into contact with pallet racks. The repeated impact from forklifts can cause significant damage to your facilities’ pallet racks. What are the reasons for impact and how can you minimize repeated damage?

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Are You Ready for Material Handling Peak Season? Evaluate Now.

It’s early October and the peak season is here in the material-handling industry. Distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, in particular, will be gearing up to take advantage of this busy period. And we're all familiar with retailers hustling to stock their shelves during this hectic time of the year. Preparation for this higher than average volume is key to meeting the challenge

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Beating The Heat—Is Your Forklift Fleet Up To It?

In NE Pennsylvania, we are officially in the “dog days of summer.” Those sweltering days, typically being the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the summer. Not only are humans (and even our dogs) affected by the hot weather, but our equipment works harder too. In the fast-paced material-handling industry these “dog days” come with additional challenges. Maintenance of your forklift fleet is critical during times of temperature extremes.

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Moving temperature-sensitive products? The loading dock is a vital part of the cold chain.

Produce, frozen foods, and flowers—these are just some of the temperature-sensitive products that consumers buy all the time. But did you ever ask yourself—how did my ice cream get from the cow to my supermarket in perfect, creamy condition?

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Let’s Hear it for Spring Cleaning—Forklift Style!

After a long, unpredictable winter in NE Pennsylvania, we welcome Spring—celebrating the promise of warmer weather and longer days. But as we eagerly await golf, gardening and all things outdoors; let’s shift to the task of Spring cleaning—forklift style.

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