Lift Truck Tips

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.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
If training is seen as a one-time event, lift truck fleet owners can expect incidents to occur more than once.
<p>But whether a new facility houses standard wide aisles with sit-down counterbalanced forklifts, narrow aisles with reach trucks, or VNA with turret trucks and order pickers, vertical space is always preferable to more square footage.</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
Taller and smarter narrow aisle lift trucks help operators navigate threats to productivity.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Aligning purchasing and operations yields savings and enhanced productivity.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2014
Before it weighs down equipment, operators or production altogether, it’s best to service a bad battery cell—if you can find it.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
Connected devices offer an opportunity to optimize themselves, driving productivity and efficiency without human intervention.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
With or without an investment in technology, a proactive approach to fleet management can improve the health of operator culture and an operation’s bottom line.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2014
Business conditions change, but unless it’s designed for flexibility up front, a fleet maintenance contract might limit your options in the future.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2014
Fleet owners have plenty of options for improving the ergonomics and productivity of aging equipment.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
After matching the attachment to the application, it’s critical to ensure that the lift truck and its attachment are properly installed.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2014
Simple steps can point the way toward prolonged battery life and an optimal battery inventory.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2013
The mere possibility of a hydrogen ignition can lead to big costs for an operation, but a solid monitoring plan can put workers, inspectors and insurance companies at ease.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
Cold applications can be damaging to equipment, safety and productivity—but they don’t have to be.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2013
An expert identifies some tell-tale signs that a training program might be missing the mark.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2013
The transition to two-level picking can improve storage and cut travel times in cramped facilities.

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