Common Sense & Knowing Capacity Prevents Pallet Collapse

Pallets of finished product collapse for plenty of reasons. It is easiest to blame the material handler when Pallets of finished product collapse, but there are other reasons that need to be considered when seeking to reach the route cause. Some key reasons pallet collapses can happen even when the contents are stacked with care … Read moreCommon Sense & Knowing Capacity Prevents Pallet Collapse

Pallet recycling-the greenest industry on Earth?

Stacked Pallets

No one in the environmental movement really thinks much about pallets. The pallet is literally the platform of the material handling industry. It doesn’t matter how nice your warehouse is, how good your equipment is or even if you have best material handling personnel in the world. If the stuff you’re moving is on bad … Read morePallet recycling-the greenest industry on Earth?

Videos show forklift accidents any new driver can have

We all think accidents will be something that happens to someone else. We all know that doesn’t have to be the case. Any new driver can have an accident. So can a veteran driver who is careless, who doesn’t pay attention to obstacles or is simply going too fast. Common sense forklift operation ought to … Read moreVideos show forklift accidents any new driver can have

Comic relief for forklift safety training? Check out these fun videos of kids stealing a lift truck

Safety trainers may differ on how to effectively engage the operators and keep their attention during classroom training. Comic relief in safety training can not only lighten the mood, but also give the operators some useful perspective. Some video clips from various movies show some great examples of how not to use equipment such as … Read moreComic relief for forklift safety training? Check out these fun videos of kids stealing a lift truck

Anatomy of a top safety training program

Hyster offers comprehensive, award-winning safety training guides Hyster is one of the reputable brands of material-handling equipment sold by Barhns. Hyster equipment can be purchased with a comprehensive safety training program for equipment operators. Hyster’s safety program earned the Aurora award last fall and is considered a comprehensive safety training program that meets OSHA and … Read moreAnatomy of a top safety training program

Toyota takes the cake in Euro-airport logistics

When we think logistics, we think trucks, forklifts and warehouses-and we often forget one of the biggest components of the global supply chain-the airport. Europe’s airports are among the largest movers of goods, and the equipment used to get all the work done is quite unique. One company- Toyota Material Handling Europe (THME) is leading the way … Read moreToyota takes the cake in Euro-airport logistics

How to choose ISO-approved equipment

Few things can be as confusing and challenging and ISO regulations. Your clients demand that your facilities be ISO-certified, so not going ISO is not an option. As if getting ISO-certified wasn’t a big enough headache, you need to make sure that your equipment is also ISO certified. How would you like to spend twenty … Read moreHow to choose ISO-approved equipment

Revamp material handling equipment for less than buying new

In our consumer culture, we’re obsessed with buying new-not buying new things-just buying things that are new. We’re talking about necessary purchases-in the material handling industry it can mean any part of your packing line. We want the latest and the greatest, which in the past always meant buying new equipment. Supply Chain Digest tells … Read moreRevamp material handling equipment for less than buying new