How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator

When you work in the material handling business, it’s incredibly important to understand and respect the equipment you work with. These are complex and potentially dangerous pieces of machinery and those operating them must be prepared. This is why industrial truck training is not only recommended, but often required. Companies are bound by law to… Read more »

Environmentally Friendly Forklifts

These days, the environmental-friendliness of your business can be just as important as your customer service. While there are plenty of factors that contribute to how “green” your business is, the type of forklift your business uses can have a significant impact on the environment. While certain types of fuel will produce more carbon dioxide… Read more »

Sit Down vs. Stand Up Forklifts

When you think of a forklift, most will typically imagine a forklift with a seat. Forklifts can also come in stand-up models, which feature all the same capabilities as your standard, sit-down forklift. Both sit-down and stand-up forklifts offer their own unique benefits. If you’re in the market for a new forklift, find out if… Read more »

How Extreme Weather Affects Forklifts

Forklifts have always been designed to be used for a long time, with proper maintenance of course, but what happens when they’re needed in an extreme work environment? Both high heat and extreme cold can affect your forklift’s operations and cause excess wear and tear. Forklifts are an investment and extremely necessary in some work… Read more »

What is Material Handling?

Material handling is the process through which material goods get moved a short distance, from a transportation truck to within a building, for example, by using a variety of equipment. When you think about it, almost every industry uses material handling at some point. From aerospace to e-commerce, material handling makes up more than 20… Read more »