Fork Lifts

By Chris Lewis · August 3, 2017
As fleet managers strive to optimize the usage and lifetime of batteries and chargers, they are embracing new approaches to battery and power management.
<p>For customers unsure about the value of add-ons and features, renting equipment for an extended test drive has become a popular way to find the right truck.</p> By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
The structure of an equipment lease can have a significant impact on operations—and there are ways to ensure the impact is a positive one.
<p>Fleet management and labor management are converging, providing an enhanced view of performance throughout a facility.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · January 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 · September 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 Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
With the economy warming, fleet owners are navigating a new array of customized financing options as their fleets return to normal utilization.
By Josh Bond · April 4, 2013
Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America announced that it has joined forces with TCM America under a new name, UniCarriers Americas Corporation effective April 1.
<p>Using sensors to track when a lift truck is in motion, when it is at rest, or when the forks are engaged in lifting and lowering, allows fleet managers to optimize the size of their fleets.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2012
Fleet management software is evolving from a tool to track truck maintenance to a platform to drive deeper process improvements.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2012
More savvy lift truck fleet managers are realizing that buying, renting, or leasing practices set the tone for future savings.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2012
With a few simple prescriptions, lift truck fleet managers can plan for the unplanned, reduce costs, and ramp up productivity and safety measures.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2012
Lift truck owners want it and are ready to spend money on it—but they’re not sure exactly what it means. These guidelines will help take the mystery out of implementing a comprehensive fleet management program from start to finish.
<p>As lift truck technology rapidly changes, ongoing training for technicians is essential.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2011
Tired of throwing good money after bad, fleet managers are turning to training, technology, and dealer support to better understand when to replace, repair, or retire.
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