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?

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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Purchasing the Right Used Forklifts for Your Business

Buying a used forklift

Purchasing quality used material handling equipment (MHE) and forklift machines can be a complicated process. Before even beginning to look for possible purchase options, there are several internal aspects of operations to consider. Once that process is complete, you will need to find a good business partner from which to purchase. Finally, you need to create a plan for protecting … Read More

Bill ZemakPurchasing the Right Used Forklifts for Your Business

What Should I Check Before Operating A Forklift?

Forklift Pro Safety

When using industrial equipment to perform everyday tasks, you know how important it is to maintain it in proper working order. This statement is especially true in the case of fork lifts. Ignoring regular maintenance and safety checks can lead to trouble quickly. This is why every day you use a forklift of any kind, you should do a quick … Read More

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How To Ensure Forklift Safety

Forklift safety

When you use any motor vehicle, it’s very important for the safety of both you as the driver and everyone else around you that caution should be used. This is especially true in industrial settings where forklifts are used. Because work spaces may be more enclosed or even cramped and your proximity to people and other equipment may be quite … Read More

Vick KumarHow To Ensure Forklift Safety