Companies Can Increase Production With A Lithium ion Forklift Battery

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and shortages nationwide, some companies are ramping up production to quickly get products to market. As part of this production increase, many companies are moving their operations from a single shift to multiple shifts to remedy these shortages. For companies that utilize forklifts and other material handling … [Read more...]

Lithium Battery Price: Good Investment?

Purchasing a forklift battery is an important investment. The question for many companies, however, is whether their choice is a good investment. The average cost of a lithium-ion battery is between $3,000 and $20,000, depending on battery size. This price tag can be up to twice as much as the average purchase price of a lead acid battery. … [Read more...]

An Overview of Lift Truck Classification

A review of the 7 forklift classifications. These days, forklift trucks are integral to material handling in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and other operations. The first-ever lift trucks were developed in the early 1900s. In fact, early models didn't have forks at all. They had a single lift plate. As such, the earliest skids … [Read more...]

FORKLIFTS – Lease Vs Buy: What is Best for Your Business?

The decision whether to purchase, lease or rent forklifts depends on the particulars of the application and company preferences. Forklifts are expensive. In fact, next to employees, they could be your largest expense. Your job is to look for ways to measure those costs accurately and reduce them.  With financial tools becoming more and more … [Read more...]

Achieve Operational Cost Savings With an Optimal Balance Between Productivity and Fuel Consumption

Hyster Europe has done extensive analysis using data from telematics which offers insight into ways to reduce the cost per tonne moved. The overall conclusion is that productivity has a greater impact on Total Cost of Operation (TCO) compared to minimizing fuel consumption. While Hyster® Container Handlers offer one of the lowest fuel consumption … [Read more...]

Lifting America: The Economic Impact of Industrial Truck Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers

Demand for forklifts, other industrial trucks, and associated services exists in every state throughout the US. While data on units produced, sold, and imported is readily available, an analysis of the economic contribution that industrial truck manufacturing makes to the US economy and individual states has not previously been undertaken. To … [Read more...]

FLTA addresses latest queries from public

As the leading UK authority on forklift matters, the Fork Lift Truck Association is often the go-to place for members of the public with pressing lift truck queries. While a library of informative fact sheets is available on with detailed answers to many of the most common questions, Tim Waples, FLTA CEO has responded to some … [Read more...]

Steel King Announces Durable, Engineered Drive-In Pallet Rack Systems

Allows users to store up to 75% more pallets than with selective pallet racking Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of its Drive-In Rack Systems. Drive-In and Drive-Through Racking delivers cost-effective storage in … [Read more...]

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Safety In Forklift Operations

Every year, more than 68,400 forklift accidents take place in the United States. Far too many of them injure pedestrians. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report reveals that nearly 20 percent of all forklift accidents involve pedestrians being struck by the forklifts. With proper awareness and pedestrian safety … [Read more...]

Forklift Safety Tips Infographic

A forklift is an essential piece of equipment in any warehouse, distribution center or factory. Without it, it would be nearly impossible to efficiently move heavy objects in these environments. The strength and versatility of lift trucks certainly make life easier for the people who work in most industrial settings. However, the power that … [Read more...]