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Selecting the best pallet storage system for your warehouse

May 19, 2021

Every warehouse operation has unique storage needs. These are dictated by the inventory management system the company employs, the types of products being stored, the size of the warehouse and numerous other factors. In this article, we describe the three most common pallet storage systems to help you determine which is most suited to your…

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5 benefits of renting your forklifts

May 19, 2021

Whether you have a modest operation or a large, bustling warehouse, you should consider whether it’s more economical to rent rather than own your forklift fleet. Here are five potential benefits of opting for a rental program.   Respond to seasonal changes in demand If your business sees increased or decreased demand depending on the…

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National Forklift Safety Day: 5 practices to keep in mind

May 19, 2021

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) created National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) to educate customers, policymakers and government officials about forklift safety and the importance of proper operator training. In honour of this event, which takes place this year on June 8, here are five of the most important forklift safety tips operators should practise.  …

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4 tips for dealing with narrow aisles

May 18, 2021

Warehouses have become more crowded in recent years, with SKUs multiplying and floor space growing scarcer. This means that most warehouse operators have had to maximize their available space by increasing density. Consequently, narrow aisles with tall shelving have become the norm. Here are some tips that will optimize how your high-density warehouse functions. 1.Make…

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4 signs it’s time to upgrade your forklift fleet

May 18, 2021

Upgrading your forklift fleet represents a major investment, but there are many instances in which this decision pays off in the long run, whether it’s by increasing your company’s productivity, enhancing warehouse safety or averting equipment breakdowns. Here are four signs that it’s time to upgrade your forklift fleet. 1.Your forklifts are past their prime…

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Dock levelers: mechanical vs. hydraulic

May 18, 2021

Dock levelers play an essential role in the materials handling industry, as they allow loading docks to be adjusted to the height of different trucks that drop off and collect merchandise. There’s no question that any warehouse needs one, but if you’re renovating or building a whole new facility, you’ll need to decide between mechanical…

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Choosing a Used Forklift Dealer

January 14, 2021

Material handling companies often have to change or replace their storage systems, equipment and utility vehicles before these things reach the end of their service life. This can happen because the company is expanding, moving, changing its focus or closing. Consequently, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to buying used equipment. However, choosing…

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5 ways to prevent your warehouse floors from costing you money

January 14, 2021

You may take them for granted, but your warehouse floors work a lot harder than you think. Heavy, merchandise-laden vehicles roll on them all day and pallets often fall on them. Over time, this can cause some sections to become lower than others. Unfortunately, uneven floors can compromise the stability of your racking systems and…

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Common Forklift Problems and Their Causes

January 14, 2021

Forklifts are one of the most widely used utility vehicles in the world. Malfunctions of any sort can cause a reduction in productivity, property damage, or worse they could cause injuries. It’s important to be familiar with both standard maintenance procedures and the warning signs that something is wrong. Here are some of the most…

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How to choose the right used equipment dealer

September 3, 2020

Material handling companies often have to change or replace their storage systems, equipment and utility vehicles before these things reach the end of their service life. This can happen because the company is expanding, moving, changing its focus or closing. Consequently, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to buying used equipment. However, choosing…

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