Warehouse Aisle Rules
Which comes first- the warehouse, or the forklift? For this article, let’s assume you’re building your warehouse around your forklift. There are several considerations to be made as you determine how wide your aisles will need to be. It is important to note that before you design your warehouse consult with your lift truck manufacturer....Read More
Is it the end of the road for your forklift?
Nothing lasts forever, and there are definite signs to look for to determine if your forklift is nearing the end of the road. After some years, all forklifts will start to have trouble. At a certain point, continuing to drive the same lift into the ground will stop making financial sense. It’s actually easy to tell when an aging forklift is...Read More
What can social media do for your business? Your forklift?
It goes without saying that the internet has changed nearly every aspect of the way companies do business. From commerce, information and communication there is nearly no aspect of your business that hasn’t been affected by technology. Function of your facility can be monitored remotely via the internet, and you can receive notifications,...Read More
Top 5 Critical Forklift Safety Rules
OSHA says a whopping 70% of forklift accidents could be prevented. 70%. Google “top forklift accidents” and you’ll find an entertaining list of videos showing forklift operators doing stupid things and causing all kinds of problems. You’ll also find the occasional terrifying video where someone was seriously injured, even killed,...Read More
Using Forklift Safety Around the Loading Dock
Loading docks are a critical point in the materials handling process, and they also have the potential to be dangerous and even life-threatening if proper safety procedures aren’t followed. Like most safety measures, a good dose of common sense goes a long way. There are no shortage of potential accident spots on a loading dock, and a...Read More
Racking Your Warehouse
Choosing the right forklift for your facility is only half the equation. Your racking system needs to work together with your forklifts to provide the most efficient, safe storage possible. Let’s start with capacity. Your rack system must be constructed so each shelf can hold what it will be asked to hold. Placement and number of beams...Read More
Why Choose Doosan Material Handling Equipment?
We get asked every now and again “Why Doosan?” For this list, let’s focus on the Doosan electric series of lifts, and the Top Ten reasons you should consider one. The new Doosan 7 series. It’s impressive, and the fingertip controls offer fast, instinctive control of the truck. The Guardian Safety System monitors truck functions...Read More
Just the Forklift FAQS
You have lots of questions about forklifts! Let’s try to answer some of them: Q: Atlantic Forklift Services sells used lifts. Are they inspected before you put them back on the market? A: Absolutely. Our technicians and mechanics give all the used forklifts that find their way to us a thorough inspection and we repair and...Read More
End of Summer Basic Forklift Maintenance
Now that the days are getting a little shorter and the temperatures will soon be dropping along with the leaves, it’s time to prepare for the end of the Summer and your seasonal forklift maintenance. As always, every shift should begin and end with the routine internal and external maintenance inspection as required by OSHA. In...Read More
Forklift Attachments and OSHA
Your forklift operators have been trained on the appropriate trucks and know those units back to front, but did you know that if you add any attachments or alter the forklift in any way operators must be trained again? OSHA has a list of requirements for attachments and any item that alters the truck’s center of gravity, visibility or...Read More