Forklift 101: Tips for New Forklift Drivers

Forklift Driver 101

Forklifts give us the power to save time, money, heavy lifting, and unloading, as well as increase efficiency in warehouse logistics. With that being said, being a forklift operator takes discipline, focus, and continuous training. There is a hard line between being a professional forklift operator and being an experienced forklift operator professional. Don’t worry – in time you will … Read More

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Choosing a Reputable Forklift Wholesaler

How to choose a reputable forklift wholesaler.

There are many moving parts (quite literally) when choosing a forklift wholesaler, but the number one contender is finding a trustworthy company. Analyzing company reputation, purchase terms, leasing opportunities, equipment quality, customer service, and experience level are all crucial factors in choosing the best wholesaler for your needs. Though a used forklift purchase may be a basic one-time transaction, analyzing … Read More

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Forklift Seat Belt Safety Tips

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If you are old enough to remember riding in a car during the 1960’s through the mid-1980’s you’ll probably remember not being diligent about wearing a seat belt. It wasn’t until 1985 that the NHTSA and the Ad Council began using advertising to promote seat belt use with the Vince and Larry dummies. The commercials showed the realities of what … Read More

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Forklift Attachments Series: Where Would We be Without the Side Shift?

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Forklifts have come a long way since the first efforts combining horizontal and vertical movement staring back in 1887. Even with all the advancements in technology from a safety and productivity standpoint, there are still more ways to save time, money, and increase worker safety when it comes efficiently running your business. Here at The Forklift Pro, we don’t just … Read More

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Forklift Trade-In Value: 8 Areas to Keep in Mind

Value of a Used Forklift

There’s no doubt that the forklift is a useful asset to many operations, but machines don’t last forever. Eventually, what used to be a productive piece of equipment turns into a something that’s spending more time in the repair shop than on the job. Nobody has time for a loss in productivity when it comes to running a business, but … Read More

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The Pre-Owned Forklift: 3 Benefits of Buying Used

Benefits of Buying Used

Lifting. Moving. Loading. For nearly 100 years, these machines have worked day in and day out for almost every industry. Improvements in design and function are made year after year, but sometimes going with the newest and most modern design just isn’t an option. Used material handling equipment might be your best bet when it comes to adding an extra … Read More

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Forklift Safety in Rainy Weather

Forklift Safety In Rain

April showers bring May flowers, or something like that, right? Some days can still be a bit chilly, but spring is here. The weather is finally starting to warm up, and you don’t have to worry about managing your fleet in icy conditions, for the most part. Rain, however, is something we have to consider regardless of temperature. Forklift safety … Read More

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Dealership Advantage With The Forklift Pro

Dealership Advantages with The Forklift Pro

Durable, affordable and fixable. There are so many great reasons to buy used forklifts. These machines, though previously owned, perform great. You have the peace of mind that the forklift has performed well in a similar environment. The price point is such that you increase your buying power going with a pre-owned option. The maintenance fees, too, are much lower. … Read More

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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

Bill ZemakOde to the Forklift