How Often Does A Warehouse Replace Their Forklifts?

Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, there will be times when a warehouse fleet manager will have to consider replacing their forklifts. The prospect of replacing a fleet or certain vehicles within the fleet is not a one-time consideration. It’s possible that a fleet manager will oversee a … Read moreHow Often Does A Warehouse Replace Their Forklifts?

Could Your Business Benefit from a Hopper?

Hoppers are useful tools for many businesses, including factories, warehouses, dock operations, and other places where efficient materials handling is critical to success. What are hoppers? While there are many different types, essentially they are all similar. Most feature a large reservoir where materials can be collected by dumping them into the top. Then at … Read moreCould Your Business Benefit from a Hopper?

For Smaller Projects, Renting Equipment Is the Best Solution

Whether you are a homeowner or a small contractor, occasionally projects are going to come up that require bigger and more powerful tools than you currently own. An example might be unloading a palletized delivery of topsoil for your home’s backyard. Or, if you are a contractor, moving a truckload of supplies from a flatbed … Read moreFor Smaller Projects, Renting Equipment Is the Best Solution

Is a Low-Cost Lift Right For You?

  Like many products, dealers are selling forklifts on a good, better, best strategy. Of course, the mid-range lift truck market will account for most of the sales. The larger warehouses favor the upper tier premium trucks that feature the bells and whistles including data capturing ability and integration ability with warehouse management software. The … Read moreIs a Low-Cost Lift Right For You?

OSHA Regulations for Powered Industrial Trucks – Part V – Checklist

In Part One of my series on OSHA Regulations Concerning Industrial Trucks, I discussed responsibilities warehouse executive have in assure safe forklift operations. In part Two, I discussed what OSHA expected warehouses to do concerning the training of forklift operators. In Part Three, I covered OSHA requirements concerning pre-use inspections and operations of a forklift. … Read moreOSHA Regulations for Powered Industrial Trucks – Part V – Checklist

OSHA Regulations for Powered Industrial Trucks – Part IV – Unattended Vehicles, Maintenance, and Fueling Procedures

In Part One of my series on OSHA Regulations Concerning Industrial Trucks, I discussed responsibilities warehouse executives have in assuring safe forklift operation. In Part Two, I discussed what OSHA expected warehouses to do concerning the training of forklift operators. In Part Three, I covered OSHA requirements concerning pre use inspections and operation of a … Read moreOSHA Regulations for Powered Industrial Trucks – Part IV – Unattended Vehicles, Maintenance, and Fueling Procedures

OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part III

In my first of a series of articles on the OSHA rules pertaining to powered industrial trucks, I discussed responsibilities of all parties in the warehouse including management, supervisor, and employees on proper operation of lifts. In Part II, I covered requirements for warehouse programs involved in the training of powered industrial truck operators. In … Read moreOSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part III

OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part II – Training

In Part I of my series describing OSHA’s regulation 1910.178 on Powered Industrial Trucks, I covered the responsibilities of the warehouse manager, program administrator, supervisors, and employees pertaining to the safe use of powered industrial trucks. In this article, Part II of the series, I will discuss what OSHA expects warehouses to do concerning training … Read moreOSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part II – Training