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The Importance of Forklift Operator Training

The Importance of Forklift Operator Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 issued a provision for only authorized and trained operators to operate a power industrial truck. With such regulations and high demand for heavy machinery, the need for skilled operators is foreseen to skyrocket in the...
Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Future of Forklifts

Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Future of Forklifts

The material handling and warehousing-transportation industry is being revolutionized by the lithium-ion batteries being used in forklifts these days. Lithium-Ion (LI) batteries are better than acid batteries for quite a few reasons such as cost savings, safety,...
OSHA Imposed Fines for Material Handling Violations

OSHA Imposed Fines for Material Handling Violations

In December 2010, OSHA penalized a freight carrier company in Rhode Island for $76,000 after an operator suffered foot injury. The authority has determined many counts where the lift truck is being operated incorrectly that resulted to mishap and worker’s injury. In...
Checking Your Forks

Checking Your Forks

Forklift forks will start to get worn the after the first use. If you often use your lift truck, then it’s a very, very good idea to regularly inspect the forks.  Here are a few things to look for while inspecting the forks: The thickness of the fork blade should...
Customer Service

Customer Service

Everyone has most likely had a negative customer service experience before.  Poor customer service is one of if not the leading factor in losing customers.  It is also a factor in preventing new customers, because people are more likely to talk about a negative...