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 · 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.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2016
Unit sales continue to climb and revenue is inching upward in this year’s annual look at the top lift truck suppliers. Top Lift Truck Companies 2016, best of lift trucks 2016, 2016 lift truck survey, Top forklift suppliers, fork lift user survey 2016
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2016
A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price. Selecting the proper lift truck, lift truck tips 2016, Choosing the right Lift Truck
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2016
Latest survey explores companies' lift truck buying, leasing, maintenance and disposal trends. Lift truck industry analysis, 2016 Lift Truck Study, Fork Lift Research
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2016
In Modern's 6th-annual Lift Truck Issue, we take a look at tying lift truck-driven data into operations, how to choose the right truck for the job, the Top 20 lift truck suppliers, TMS and more.

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