Focus on Lift Trucks

Modern's focus on lift trucks takes a look at the top suppliers, trends in forklift fleet management, a user survey and more.

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This Month in Modern: 2012 Lift Truck Issue
It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive snapshot of the current state of lift truck usage, best practices and technology than the issue of Modern that you’re holding in your hands at this very moment.

System Report: Lincoln Industries puts a finish on lift trucks
Lincoln Industries’ business is chrome metal parts, but it’s the lift truck program that really shines.

Fleet management software: The smarter lift truck
Fleet management software is evolving from a tool to track maintenance to a platform for the smarter lift truck. High technology, automatic data collection, sensors and software are probably not the first words you associate with lift trucks. Today’s lift trucks, however, are highly sophisticated pieces of machinery.

Top 20 lift truck suppliers, 2012
Continuing an upward climb, the worldwide industrial lift truck market is seeing orders and shipments on the rise again.

Lift truck user survey: How customers acquire, maintain and replenish their fleets
Modern’s first comprehensive lift truck usage survey frames the decision-making process throughout the economic lifespan of a lift truck. How to acquire and when? How and when to train, repair? What data to collect, and what to do with it? Conducted by Peerless Research Group, the survey captures revealing—and sometimes surprising—information about the many ways a lift truck might make its way from the supplier’s showroom to the warehouse floor. From corporate policies to gut instincts, the results depict a real-world fleet landscape poised for sweeping change.

Webcast: Modern’s 2012 Lift Truck Fleet Management Study
Join Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Modern Materials Handling Associate Editor Josh Bond, and Industrial Truck Association (ITA) Chairman Jim Moran as they share all the findings of Modern’s First Annual Lift Truck Fleet Management Study, the most comprehensive snapshot of current fleet management operations available in the market. 

Lift Truck Tips: Fuel cells check milestone off the list
Following impressive sales, forklift fuel cell makers shift gears toward the future.

60 seconds with Jim Moran, chairman of ITA
Modern spends 60 seconds with Jim Moran, the chairman of the Industrial Truck Association, talking about the state of the lift truck industry.

Equipment 101: Lift truck basics
Lift trucks have come a long way since their introduction in the materials handling arena in the 1920s. Today, they are smarter and stronger, and still the indispensable workhorses in our warehouses and distribution centers.

More resources
Read the Digital Edition of the 2012 Lift Truck Issue.

Read last year’s 2011 Lift Truck Issue.

Browse and search for Lift Truck products in our sister publication, Material Handling Product News.

Read the latest Lift Truck News.



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