August 2012

<p>A fleet management software system has automated the paper operator checklist. The system ensures that only operators with up-to-date licenses can drive a truck.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2012
Lincoln Industries’ business is chrome metal parts, but it’s the lift truck program that really shines.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2012
Fleet management software is evolving from a tool to track maintenance to a platform for the smarter lift truck.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2012
Modern's focus on lift trucks takes a look at the top suppliers, trends in forklift fleet management, a user survey and more.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2012
Continuing an upward climb, the worldwide industrial lift truck market is seeing orders and shipments on the rise again.
<p>As ITA chairman, Jim Moran works with the executive board to determine the strategic direction of the association. He is also responsible for building a consensus behind that strategic direction and providing a voice to the association’s position on industry issues.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2012
Modern spends 60 seconds with Jim Moran, the chairman of the Industrial Truck Association, talking about the state of the lift truck industry.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2012
Our technology correspondent takes a closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.
By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2012
While adoption remains low, savvy managers are putting engineered labor standards and related labor management systems to work to jumpstart productivity and gain a new level of operational visibility. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2012
Analysts agree: One of the greatest challenges facing both shippers and carriers over the next year will be rebuilding relationships on the high seas.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2012
With pricing power back in the hands of the rejuvenated LTL sector, carriers are now laser focused on margins while concentrating on profitable freight.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2012
Following impressive sales, forklift fuel cell makers shift gears toward the future.
By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2012
While adoption remains low, savvy managers are putting engineered labor standards and related labor management systems to work to jumpstart productivity and gain a new level of operational visibility. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2012
New real-time manufacturing inventory and pallet tracking solution helps improve efficiency and customer service.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · August 1, 2012
Beverage distributor implements a conveyor and sortation system to process 200,000 bottles a day out of two Michigan warehouses.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · August 1, 2012
Trojan Battery improves efficiency with minimum pressure conveyor system.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · August 1, 2012
Double-density tilt tray sorter transforms order fulfillment for Oriental Trading Company.

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