2016 Lift Truck Acquisition & Usage Study

Inside this report... Detailed, 33-page results from the 2016 Lift Truck reader survey conducted by Peerless Research Group for Modern Materials Handling magazine and examination lift trucks in use, planned for acquisition and much, much more!

By · October 11, 2016

Focused on efficiency, speed and meeting the needs of today’s omni-channel distribution environment, companies continue to rely on lift trucks as a primary mode of product transport throughout their warehouses and DCs.

The results of Modern’s annual Lift Truck Acquisition & Usage Study, conducted by Peerless Research Group, show that the industry as a whole was a mixed bag in 2015, although this year companies seem intent to increase their numbers of forklifts either through buying or leasing (or in some cases, a bit of both).

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