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By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
AC motors aim to eliminate the shortcomings of their DC predecessors and keep lift trucks performing deeds dirt cheap.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2015
Purchasers, operations managers and other fleet stakeholders join forces to control costs over the life of equipment.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Predictive maintenance and reinforced components support productivity and uptime in cold storage applications.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2015
Best practices account for the behavior of the operator and the equipment.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Narrow and very narrow aisle storage systems should strike a balance of costs and productivity, even as new solutions expand what’s possible in a limited amount of space.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
As adoption increases, efforts to clarify industrial equipment guardrail standards are underway.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
Per-unit and per-operator fleet management practices continue to improve fleet efficiency, but many overlook opportunities to manage costs on a per-battery basis.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Rapid improvement suggests the lift truck could be among the most important things in the Internet of Things.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
The most wasteful service call is the one that didn’t need to be made in the first place.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
One in 10 calls to a service provider can be prevented if you follow a simple procedure.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Equipment manufacturers turn to operators for insight into everything from clipboards to chassis design.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Following demand for rapid prototyping and increased sophistication, attachment design evolves from catalog orders to solution development.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2015
Proper design and enforcement are still essential, but “zero battery change” solutions increasingly accommodate the less-than-perfect realities of fleet operation.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Generic regulations and misused solutions often undermine effective practices for keeping lift trucks away from people, product and problems.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Disciplined battery management in the warehouse can be undermined in the freezer, where shorter runtimes often lead to abuse.

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