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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In today’s fast-turn, service-driven distribution paradigm, fast, accurate order fulfillment defines success.

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By Chris Lewis · June 8, 2016
Moving product through a warehouse or distribution center often comes down to the basics: casters, tuggers and carts. Innovations in these simple solutions are increasing ergonomics, productivity and safety for workers on the floor.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2016
Although difficult to define, operator comfort is more than amenities; it’s about taking every opportunity to help operators enjoy their work.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
Robert Thomas - Crown Equipment - Lift Truck Technician - Dallas, Texas, USA. DUTIES: On-site service calls and repairs, planned maintenance, technician training
<p>Routine lift truck maintenance includes regular grease applications.</p> By Bridget McCrea · June 2, 2016
Pairing your lift trucks’ ongoing maintenance, repair and operations needs with the right service provider requires a little research and knowing what you need.
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By MMH Staff · May 11, 2016
In today’s fast-turn, service-driven distribution paradigm, fast, accurate order fulfillment defines success.
By MMH Staff · April 27, 2016
FLTA cites features that improve operator comfort and performance in tough conditions.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Customers demand lease agreements that allow for change, reduce or eliminate penalties, and prevent surprises during or at the end of the term. Finance partners have responded by offering unprecedented flexibility and risk mitigation.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the business.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2014
Optimizing a fleet is not an exact science. Although technology can help, it’s often the culture on the floor that makes or breaks a fleet management program.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2014
Yale's Bill Pfleger helps put the lofty concept into perspective.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
The lift truck is evolving into a platform for data collection, enabling managers to optimize the equipment, the operator and the facility.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
DSC Logistics combined integrated scales and intelligent forks on a lift truck platform to streamline its order verification process. The result was higher customer satisfaction and a two-month ROI.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2011
Today’s lift trucks offer more in the way of technology, power and performance than ever before. Here’s a look at the latest innovations available in today’s trucks.

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