What are the hazards associated with operating powered industrial trucks?

By |2018-08-07T18:29:16+04:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Interesting, Safety|

What are powered industrial trucks? Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be [...]

Dot Foods’ forklift rodeo combines friendly competition, serious safety

By |2018-08-07T18:29:16+04:00June 24th, 2016|Categories: Interesting|

By Steve Eighinger Herald-Whig MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- There was no Brahman bull, nor any sort of bucking bronco. Only the concrete badlands of Brown County. Specifically, a warehouse on the sprawling campus of Dot Foods that hosted the company's 11th annual forklift rodeo national finals. The most talented forklift drivers -- aka "mechanical cowboys," as [...]

Liability Insurance for Mobile Equipment

By |2016-06-02T19:50:12+04:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Interesting, Safety|

Like many businesses, your company may own mobile equipment or machinery, such as a backhoe or a truck-mounted crane. You may use the equipment on your premises or at a job site. If you or your employees drive the machinery on a public road, insuring your vehicle for liability may be more complicated than you think. [...]

The Intelligent Forklift in the Age of the Industrial Internet of Things

By |2018-08-07T18:29:16+04:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Design, Interesting|

In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence. Sometimes the object has just a sliver of intelligence; but it can be much more substantial. Objects can be products, equipment, containers, or other things as well. Traditionally, the forklift was the backbone for manual [...]

Forklift safety … past, present, and future

By |2018-08-07T18:29:16+04:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Interesting, Safety|

Lift Trucks April 28, 2016 material handling update | Lift Trucks Forklift safety ... past, present, and future What makes today's forklifts safer to operate than ever before? Experts name some of the most important improvements of the past few years and explain why forklifts of the future are likely to be even safer. By Toby [...]

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