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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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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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It’s Decision Time—Should We Buy or Rent Our Next Forklift?

The time has come when you need to add to your forklift fleet. Perhaps your business has grown, and the demands of your forklift fleet have increased. Or maybe it’s time to replace an aging lift truck. The big question remains—should you buy or rent and how do you decide?

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It’s a New Year! Is it Time for a New Forklift?

The holiday season is a memory and a new year has begun. For some, it’s a time for personal reflection and new resolutions. But it’s also an excellent time to take a good look at your material-handling equipment. Resolve to address your lift truck needs now—before you are in a critical situation.

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Brrr! Is Your Forklift Fleet Ready for Cold Weather?

Frost is in the air and the days are short—yes, winter has arrived in NEPA. Just as lift trucks need extra care for hot weather, precautions for cold-weather months are equally important. Low temps can severely impact a forklifts’ ability to perform to its best capacity. Issues like tubing leaks, dead batteries, and cracked radiators can be the result of not having your forklift cold-weather ready.

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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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