How to Create a Forklift Safety Culture

By |2018-08-07T18:29:15+04:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Safety|

You’re going to remember the time when you thought it wouldn’t happen to you. One of your industry contacts was telling you how they paid substantial OSHA fines for allowing operators to use forklifts even after the operators completed pre-use operational compliance checklists that showed the forklifts were non-compliant. The individual said he didn’t know the [...]

Get the Right Lift Truck for the Job – Call Sun Equipment

By |2018-08-07T18:29:15+04:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Interesting|

A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price. August 01, 2016 - MMH Editorial We’ve all seen the shiny new truck on the job site with an extended cab, leather, DVD player—and a tailgate [...]

Linde Material Handling’s LSP driver assistance system now also available for IC forklift models

By |2018-08-07T18:29:15+04:00July 29th, 2016|Categories: Design, Interesting, Safety|

Linde Material Handling’s LSP driver assistance system now also available for IC forklift models The innovative Linde Safety Pilot (LSP) is now optionally available also for forklift trucks with internal combustion engine. Being the world’s most modern assistance system for counterbalanced trucks, it supports the forklift driver and reduces risks during operation. The sophisticated system continuously [...]


By |2018-08-07T18:29:15+04:00July 9th, 2016|Categories: Interesting|

Toyota Launches Forklift Electronic Diagnostic System - COLUMBUS, Ind. (February 5, 2016) – Toyota Industrial Equipment (TIE), the world’s leading brand of material handling equipment, recently launched the Toyota Electronic Diagnostic (T.E.D.) expert system for dealer technicians. T.E.D. was designed to help Toyota’s nearly 3,000 dealer technicians save time by accessing information online [...]

History of the Fork Truck –

By |2018-08-07T18:29:16+04:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Interesting|

October 17, 2011 by Rick LeBlanc 1 Comment This article from The Palletizer, a U.S. Naval magazine for suppliers during the Second World War, reviews the history of the fork truck, up to the mid-1940s. The Palletizer was a key communication medium of the Navy to share materials handling best practices with its suppliers.   History [...]

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 [...]

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