Meet the Pro: Edwin Mora

The Forklift Pro employee spotlight of Edwin Mora

Our international sales team is comprised of skilled individuals that work hard to understand and anticipate the material handling needs of their customers. We’re continuing the employee interviews series this month to introduce you to the newest member of our international sales team, Edwin Mora. His experience in different sectors of the material handling industry is highly valued at The … Read More

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Meet the Pro: Jake Agnew

Jake Agnew Sales Manager at The Forklift Pro

Talent and passion are two important characteristics that our Pros all have in common. Our newest addition to the sales team, Jake Agnew, is no exception to this rule. His keen listening skills and knowledge of the industry make him a valuable asset to our company. He serves our international customer base and helps them fulfill their MHE objectives. What … Read More

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6 Summer Safety Tips for Forklift Operators

Summer safety tips for forklift operators.

There are many safety risks associated with operating heavy machinery. Those risks are compounded by extreme weather – especially heat. Forklift operators aren’t strangers to taking precautionary measures while on the job. With that said, there are extra safety measures forklift drivers must take in the summertime in order to keep themselves and their co-workers safe. Whether you’re working indoors … Read More

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What is a Lockout Tagout Procedure?

Lockout Tagout Procedures

When a forklift goes down for any reason, the facility supervisor is tasked with ensuring the machine does not cause damage to the operator or product. If damage has occurred, they must see to it that no further damage is caused. Lockout tagout procedures help protect forklift operators and mechanics from unexpected electrical surges while maintenance is being performed. OSHA … Read More

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Forklift Accident Causes & Prevention

Forklift Accident Causes and Prevention

There’s a reason so many rules and guidelines for operating a forklift exist. At any given time, you are moving thousands of pounds of product. That’s quite an impressive (and sometimes dangerous) feat. For that reason alone, proper forklift safety procedures must be followed at all times. As part of National Forklift Safety Day, we’ve outlined some safety basics, refreshers, … Read More

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How Forklift Classifications Help With Purchasing

Forklift Classification - man driving forklift in warehouse - The Forklift Pro

The evolution of the forklift has given many industries better options for their material handling needs. Two main factors determined how forklifts are classified – the fuel type and the job type. Because each class operates differently, forklift drivers must be trained on each class of forklift they intend to operate. Forklifts have been given seven different classifications in order … Read More

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When to Replace Forklift Attachments

When to replace forklift attachments

Forklift safety means evaluating all aspects of the machine on a daily or per-use basis, including forklift forks and attachments. Productivity only happens when your material handling equipment is in safe working condition. Federal law (OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178) instructs that forklift forks used around-the-clock must be inspected on a per-operation basis. Failing to address fork damage can lead … Read More

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4 Ways The Forklift Pro Supports Forklift Dealers

4 Ways The Forklift Pro Supports Forklift Dealers

At The Forklift Pro, we put emphasis on the importance of dealer-wholesaler trust and relationships. We firmly believe that maintaining these relationships takes dedication, communication, and ongoing support. We serve as a support system for dealers looking for the best used material handling equipment to increase efficiency. Time is always of the essence, and your requests will be handled to … Read More

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Risks of Driving a Damaged Forklift

Risks of driving a damaged forklift

Forklift safety starts with being observant and aware at all times. Forklift operators and facility managers should always be diligent about caution in the workplace and when operating any piece of material handling equipment. Completing daily safety checklists is the first step (and required by OSHA) to ensuring that your forklift is suitable for use. Failing to implement safety procedures … Read More

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Sit Down Versus Stand Up Forklifts

Sit down versus stand up counterbalance forklifts

Though the end goal for all forklift types is to safely and efficiently move product, each forklift type varies greatly. Determining the best forklift for your application is not only going to save you time and money, but the decision will also benefit your operations from a safety standpoint. Counterbalanced forklifts come in two main types – sit-down and stand-up … Read More

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