Dangerous Distractions in the Warehouse

Distractions in the warehouse

We can all agree that driving a car while distracted is risky behavior. Dan Clark, from The Safety Brief, accurately states that “Forklift safety starts when the driver understands a forklift is not a car.” While they’re definitely not the same, similar rules apply to both. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Obey speed limits. Stay in designated lanes. … Read More

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Ode to the Forklift

A Brief History of Forklifts – The Forklift Pro

In previous blog posts, we covered topics ranging from different uses for forklifts to picking the right machine.  For those in the supply chain industry, it’s easy to understand that if a forklift is needed for the job – nothing else will do, but before the 1900s, forklifts were still a dream of the future.  Now that they’ve been around … Read More

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Internal Combustion or Electric Forklifts: Which One is Right for You?

Electric or IC Forklifts – The Forklift Pro

Choosing the right forklift is essential to the overall success and efficiency of your company. Relying on the wrong type of material handling equipment can result in lost time and money, so you need to be sure you are informed about the different type of forklifts available in today’s market. Whether you are using the forklift inside a warehouse or … Read More

Bill ZemakInternal Combustion or Electric Forklifts: Which One is Right for You?

3 Reasons to Consider Retiring Your Material Handling Equipment

3 Reasons You Might Need to Consider Retiring Your Material Handling Equipment

The equipment you have to help run the warehouse has served you well, but no matter how heavy-duty it is, MHE doesn’t last forever. As with automobiles, your machine puts in work hours and requires upkeep. Eventually, productivity decreases as the wear and tear of daily jobs take their toll. So, when do you start considering an upgrade? Here are … Read More

Bill Zemak3 Reasons to Consider Retiring Your Material Handling Equipment

Looking Ahead: Blind Spot Safety

Blind Spots FLP

While safety in the workplace is consistently discussed in the material handling industry, there are devastating accidents nearly every day. Corners, doorways, and limited visibility areas present unique challenges for operators and pedestrians. Blind spots require focus and, in some cases, extra time for all those involved in the material handling process. Here are four best practices for avoiding blind … Read More

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Ergonomics 101 for Material Handling Equipment

Ergonomics 101 for MHE

Material handling equipment (MHE) is only part of the equation. In this industry, safety is a hot topic as it pertains to the equipment, but the managers and operators are often forgotten. Even in 2015, many teams still rely on employees to carry, lift, and distribute containers and miscellaneous items. Managers should be cognizant of the work environment and physical … Read More

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How to Sell Your Forklift

Tips for Selling – The Forklift Pro

Are you looking to sell your forklift or a fleet of material handling equipment before the year comes to a close? You can expedite the process by having all the pertinent details ready before you reach out to buyers like us at The Forklift Pro.  This includes providing a thorough description of your equipment including the make, model, year, and … Read More

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Fleet Management in Extreme Cold

How to care for heavy equipment in extreme cold

Keeping your forklift fleet running during extreme cold is a challenge for operators across the country. Record lows and temperatures similar to those from last winter are expected again this season. Taking a few basic precautions with your fleet of equipment this winter will prevent high repair costs, plus a loss of efficiency and workplace safety. Here are some things … Read More

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How to Choose the Best Used Forklift for the Job

Tips for buying from The Forklift Pro

Estimating the number of forklifts you need to purchase might be a daunting task, especially for first time buyers. When considering the purchase of a forklift, the amount of use the equipment will receive on a daily or weekly basis will make a huge difference in what you buy. For example, you won’t want equipment with a lot of hours … Read More

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Reducing Forklift-Related Industrial Accidents

Worker-and-forklift-driver-in-industrial-factory

Every workplace has potential dangers for employees and equipment. However those in industrial and warehouse settings are at a greater risk for serious accidents, due to the involvement of heavy machinery, including material handling equipment (MHE). Though there are several rules, regulations, and safety standards established to help reduce the number and severity of accidents in these workplaces by organizations … Read More

Bill ZemakReducing Forklift-Related Industrial Accidents