A robust and engaging training program can help educate and encourage employees to maintain a safety mindset at all times. It’s not just about the quality and frequency of the training, but also the accessibility of the training. read more »»
Forklift operators are required to be trained to learn the skills necessary to operate forklifts in a safe and productive manner. It is important that compliance with forklift safety training remain top of mind for operators. To help achieve and maintain a vibrant safety culture, managers can engage operators in several meaningful ways. read more »»
While the performance abilities of today’s forklifts are more sophisticated than their predecessors, so too is their onboard technology. This is good news for safety managers seeking to improve forklift safety. A connected forklift enables managers to increase operator and workplace safety by leveraging an operator and fleet management system. The right system can give managers the information and control they need to tackle the complex issue of safety and give it consistent attention. read more »»
PEER Bearing is a manufacturer of bearings for many industries, with a North American headquarters and global distribution center located in Waukegan, IL. In this facility, they receive approximately 100 pallets of material each day from their manufacturing facilities around the world while also processing a variety of outbound orders ranging from single packages to full pallets. read more »»
In the Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center facility, located in Chicago, IL, the company prints, inserts and distributes over 40 different titles. Its fleet includes SC Series and C-5 Series sit-down counterbalance forklifts and PE Series pallet trucks. Management was looking for a better way to capture vital information regarding lift truck utilization and impacts and turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, for a fleet management solution. read more »»
Kane Is Able (KANE), headquartered in Scranton, PA, is a national, third party logistics (3PL) company that helps manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1930, the company has grown to include a network of 25 warehousing and cross dock facilities totaling over 8 million square feet, along with a transportation team that services Maine to Virginia. read more »»
“We need to add to our fleet—can an Encore electric forklift handle our work environment?” read more »»
With recent advances in lithium-ion technology, lift truck fleet managers have more power source options than ever. As lithium-ion batteries gain attention as an alternative to lead-acid batteries, it is important to consider the potential trade-offs involved for different applications.