Lift Trucks

Comprehensive lift trucks resource. Includes news and product reviews regarding forklifts and their safe and efficient use within warehouses and distribution centers.

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Lift Truck Series: A new technician vision
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The...
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Innovative lift trucks and slotting strategies increase capacity and picking efficiency
In today’s fast-turn, service-driven distribution paradigm, fast, accurate order fulfillment defines success.

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By Josh Bond · January 13, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today
By Josh Bond · January 12, 2017
Electric equipment offers more data, which is only as good as the practices to apply it.
By Josh Bond · December 13, 2016
Attachments can impact a forklift’s rated capacity, but by how much? Too many equipment users don’t know the answer. Lift truck safety equipment to help reduce risk. Forklift safety features
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Following the rapid development of fleet management solutions and a flurry of adoption, the lessons learned are informing a new vision of how best to optimize a fleet.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Freezers are often separate both physically and from a fleet management perspective, but some of the biggest savings lie inside those insulated walls.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
New forklifts handle seasonal peaks in production and temperature.
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By MMH Staff · October 20, 2016
Large, successful organizations are integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology into their lift truck fleets and benefiting from lower operational costs, reduced emissions and improved reliability.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
Minimal equipment downtime helps custom manufacturer meet variable demand.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2016
In response to its high rate of lift truck tire replacements, Estes uses a patented technology that reduces its trucks’ travel speed. Lift Truck maintenance scheduling
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
The lift trucks and racking have improved productivity efficiently, resulting in 30% year-to-year growth.
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By MMH Staff · October 11, 2016
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 Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
Leasing strategies require careful alignment of terms with precise operational data.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
The growing reach of telemetry means power decisions are fueled by a greater amount of available data.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Reliable fleet handles a variety of cargo on precise schedules. Lift truck service and repair.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2016
Now that manufacturers and distributors are using the data from their automated systems to drive their facilities, they’re turning to the next opportunity for improvement: the wealth of data collected by their lift trucks.

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