Protecting the Warehouse

Your forklift is a critical part of your operation, but you know what else is extremely important, too? Your warehouse itself.  And sometimes, due to normal wear and tear or (let’s be honest) neglect and willful disregard, your forklift can be your facilities worst enemy. The good news here is there are steps you can take to protect and...
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Help, my forklift isn’t starting!

Your forklift operator has conducted his (or her) pre-shift inspection, climbs on board the truck, turns the key… and is greeted by silence. This is trouble as your forklift is an integral part of your operation. Here’s how to perform an initial troubleshooting in the event your forklift just won’t start: Check your dash display.  Is...
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Removing a Forklift from Service

Productivity and safety don’t have to be adversaries, though it sometimes takes some effort to make them work together. You may be tempted to allow a damaged or compromised forklift to remain on the floor, but the fact of the matter is, there are instances where even a slightly damaged must be taken out of service. OSHA makes sure of that...
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AFTER the Forklift Accident

Accidents happen.  We spend a lot of time in this blog discussing the finer points of forklift operation and safety, and you hopefully offer training and education to keep your people safe, and even still – accidents happen. So we’ve covered what to do before an accident – but what can you expect after an accident happens in your...
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Rough Terrain Forklifts

The forklifts in most warehouses and manufacturing facilities are perfectly sized to accomplish the tasks at hand – but some jobs require a little more muscle.  For those bigger tasks, we give you the rough terrain forklift. Class 7 forklifts are specifically made for rough terrain and are mostly used outdoors at construction sites and...
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Pneumatic vs Cushion Tires

The type of tire you’re going to want to choose for your forklift fleet depends very much on the type of terrain where your trucks will be operating. The fact is most environments require specific tires, and some due diligence may be required before you make a purchase. The safety and performance of your fleet depends on this decision, so do...
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5 Tips to Improve Forklift Performance

Atlantic Forklift Services’ technicians are among the best in the business.  We asked them for a list of five things you can do right now to improve your fleet’s performance. Tires Check them.  You’d be surprised, our experts say, to learn how many forklift fleets are operating on worn tires. Just something as simple as checking...
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Awareness in the Warehouse

It’s a difficult question to ask a forklift operator after an accident. Was the incident a result of the driver not knowing the proper procedure or being willfully ignorant of the safety regulations?  It is, however, an important distinction. Making sure your operators, and anyone who works around a forklift, is aware of the correct safety...
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Expensive Forklift Repairs

Anyone who has ever owned a car knows that now two repairs are alike.  Some are simple, other more complicated and it may be the easiest fixes that end up causing the most trouble. Of course, following recommended routine maintenance procedures can great alleviate both problems and costs. The same is true with forklifts. Repairs to lifts...
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Avoiding Material Handling Injuries

Here’s the thing about common injuries.  Most are preventable.  A little common sense goes a long way, and forklift operators can do a lot of things to prevent many of the injuries commonly associated with forklifts and the environments in which they operate. Of course, accidents do happen, but continuous training and safety awareness are...
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