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Safety Articles

OSHA’s Free Safety Consultation Program – OSHA provides small to medium size companies that lack the resources for safety departments and managers a free consultation service to help identify areas that present potential liabilities and hazards. Learn more about the program and sign-up.

8 Factors Reducing the Safe Lifting Capacity of Your Forklifts – You just purchased a new forklift.  Along with your purchase, you made sure your forklift operators were trained properly. Operators’ knowledge of …

Best Practices for Forklift Safety – This Feature Article identifies some of the best practices that the safest companies make in their material handling operation. Remember, it is up to us to ensure that our employees stay safe during the day to return home and work tomorrow.

Site-Specific Forklift Operator Training – Most companies comply with classroom and hands-on training regarding forklift operator training.  However, many fall short when it comes to ensuring their forklift operators are trained to the unique characteristics that can create hazards in your warehouse.  This article walks you through the process of ensuring you establish an effective site-specific forklift operator training component for your forklift operator training program.

Major Benefits of Forklift Operator Training:  Learn above improved productivity, better morale, increased useful life, and regulatory compliance with this article. 

New OSHA Report on the Costs of Not Protecting Our Employees – A new report generated by OSHA highlights the real costs associated with on-the-job injuries, who pays them, and how this impacts the employee and taxpayers. Read the Executive Summary and download the complete report.

Four Major Benefits of Formal Operator Training –  There is a distinct difference between teaching someone something, like safe forklift operation, and truly training them to perform the function safely and efficiently. We have addressed this topic in our … 

Pre-Shift Inspection Guide OSHA Forklift Requirements – It’s Much More Than Just Training With the recession beginning to ease, many companies have been forced to cut back and do more with fewer people, and to relocate many employees to … 

Pedestrian Safety is no Accident What You Need to Know – When it comes to forklift safety, a lot of is placed upon safe forklift operation—as it should be. 

Why Training is Crucial for Business – Forklift drivers have a difficult but important job. Getting them trained brings lasting benefits. Find out why forklift operator training is so important here.

Maintenance Articles

Minimize the Costs of Your Forklift Tires – Tri-Lift NC, Inc. offers several tips that will reduce your forklift tires’ costs and improve the performance of your lift truck fleet.

5 Things Planned Maintenance Will do for Your Bottom Line – Like anything else, take care of it, and you’ll reap the rewards. Your forklifts are no different. Find out how your business bottom-line benefits from regular maintenance of your forklifts.

Pre-Shift Inspection Guide OSHA Forklift Requirements – It’s Much More Than Just Training With the recession beginning to ease, many companies have been forced to cut back and do more with fewer people, and relocating many employees to…

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 …

Equipment Articles

3 Reasons to convert to electric forklifts in 2020 – With all the advancements in electric forklifts and battery/charger technology, there’s never been a better time to eliminate emissions. Discover the 3 main benefits of going green in 2020.

Join the Electric Forklift Revolution – Over 70% of the new forklift sold this year has been electric. Find out what’s driving this decision in 2020 and how now more than ever is a great time to join the revolution.

The Shocking Truth About Electric Forklifts – Over the last decades, electric forklifts have made great advances and dominate the forklift market. Read more about what is driving this and why you should consider electric forklifts.

Benefits of Going Green with Your Forklift Fleet – There is little doubt that the world is looking for cleaner and more responsible products to use in nearly every facet of life.  So it only makes sense that forklift companies… read more…

Warehouse Articles

Variables in Space Planning – Designing the correct type of pallet rack system to meet your needs properly has become increasingly complex in recent years. There are many different types of systems now available; read more…

Management Articles

Avoiding Expensive Repairs and Accidents: the Benefits of Forklift Operator Training – When it comes to avoiding costly damage repairs for companies, find out how mandated forklift operator training can mitigate risk.

Electric Forklift vs. Internal Combustion; The Benefits of Going Green – Electric forklifts are taking over in popularity for various reasons. Technology has allowed manufacturers like Linde to produce forklifts that will work outdoors as their IC counterparts. Read the added benefits and how to take advantage of them.

2015 U.S. Economic Predictions – 2014 was a pretty solid year for most of us in materials handling. We scoured several credible sources to find out what 2015 might bring to our economy. Read what we discovered and why. 

The Process of “Going Green” with Your Forklifts – Now is the best time to consider conversion to electric forklift. But having a partner that understand the process of conversion and what you need to consider is important to “getting it right.” Here we lay out our process of converting to electric forklifts.

When is it Time to Replace Your Forklift Fleet – Questions that will help you determine when the appropriate time is to replace your aging forklift fleet.

Green Initiatives in Supply Chain – There are literally hundreds of things you can do to improve your facility’s energy consumption. From the smallest gestures like turning off unused lighting to giant projects like installing solar panels, all your efforts go into improving the climate we live in and the atmosphere our employees work in every day.