Pre-Shift Forklift Inspection

There are a few things to check for before you operate material handling equipment for the day.  Matt Cox goes over the basics of a pre-shift forklift...
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Preventing Forklift Accidents

Not to be a downer, but the numbers are alarming.  According to OSHA, forklift accidents are responsible for 100 deaths a year.  Nearly 35,000 workers are seriously injured, and nearly 62,000 minor injuries take place in and around forklifts. That’s just under 100,000 accidents involving one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment...
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New forklifts – buy or lease?

You may decide buying a forklift outright doesn’t fit into your plans, or your finances.  That’s ok- you have other options- specifically two lease plans and even a Rent-to-Own option. These are structured much like the plans you might find if you’re leasing a car for your family. An FMV lease carries a lower monthly payment that keeps...
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Learn more about the Doosan company

Laying the foundation of success started early for the Doosan Company.  In 1896, Park Seung-jik opened a small store in Seoul, Korea, that made and sold a cosmetic powder - 29 years later this store would be named 'Doosan Store' and become a corporation.  Doosan is made up two Korean words: 'Doo' means a unit of grain, while 'San' means a...
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Preventative vs. Routine Maintenance

With the new year approaching, many of us will be making resolutions to get healthier, maybe drop a few pounds and eat better. We’re asking you to make the same commitment to your forklift in the new year, and to do that, much like you do with yourself- you have to understand the difference between “Preventative” and “Routine”...
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Your Loads & Your Lift

From your standard pallet-mounted load to rolls of carpet or bales of cotton there are as many types of loads as you can imagine. So, what do you need to consider for your forklift depending on the load you are moving most often? Since we love lists so much- here is a list of the Four Things You Should Consider in Your Loads, and Your...
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Hiring a New Forklift Driver

It’s a common hazard of the workplace, employees come and go. So, what happens if you suddenly find yourself in need of a forklift operator?  Do you know what to look for? You know your driver must be 18 years of age or older. Check. What about training?  It used to be a generic forklift operator license was good enough and covered every...
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How does Atlantic Forklift Services support you?

Our commitment to you, the potential forklift owner, begins at the moment you realize you need a forklift. Our staff can help you determine what type of forklift is best for you by coming to your worksite and evaluating the loads you’ll be moving, the width and height of your aisles and even the condition of the surface the lift will be...
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What to Look for in a Used Forklift

Making the decision between a new and used car is one of the most important decisions an individual can make. Choosing between a new and used forklift can be equally as important for a business, and equally challenging and important for a business- especially a small business. The tricky part in selecting a used forklift is that you cannot...
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Opportunity vs. Conventional Charging

In our last blog post we mentioned “Opportunity” charging, taking the time afforded by lunch breaks and other down time to charge your forklift batteries.  There are advantages to that, and to conventional charging you will want to consider before you plug in during that break. In a normal charging situation, a shift ends and your operator...
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