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Lift Trucks: Toyota launches interactive tools and ‘app’ to measure fuel efficiency savings

Smartphone, iPhone And Tablet-enabled app helps users analyze fuel savings and productivity on the go
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
January 27, 2012

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has launched a Toyota Forklift Fuel Efficiency Calculator application (app) to help users estimate fuel efficiency savings and performance for their forklift fleet. The interactive Forklift Fuel Efficiency Calculator is available on iPhones, smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.

“Mobile phones and tablets are an extension of the workplace. This app makes perfect sense to provide businesses instant access to their potential forklift fleet fuel savings, productivity and efficiency gains,” said Melinda Beckett-Maines, national marketing manager for TMHU. “In addition, Toyota’s new ‘mobile-friendly’ website ( simplifies content and navigation for customers to view information on our products and services from their mobile device.”

The free downloadable app provides users with the ability to enter their detailed material handling specifications. The calculator measures a number of user-specific variables including fuel efficiency, run times per cycle and speed advantage per cycle.

The app then breaks out the detailed fuel efficiency user specs into the following data options:

—Fuel gallons per hour per unit
—Fuel costs per hour, day, week and year per unit
—Fuel efficiency improvement
—Fuel cost savings per unit per year
—Fleet fuel cost savings per year

Run Time Improvement Per LPG Tank
—Run time per tank
—Run time per tank improvement (minutes)
—Run time per tank improvement

Speed Advantage Per Cycle

Average Time Per Cycle
—Performance advantage – each cycle
—Average Cycles per work day (cycles)
—Performance advantage (additional cycles per day)
—Performance advantage per work day

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