Hank Ansley

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by Hank Ansley, on September 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Shipping and logistics have never been simple. However, increased shipping demands during the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the industry. Choked ports and limited container availability have made shipping and fulfillment …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy EquipmentWashington State Ports

by Hank Ansley, on March 19, 2021 at 4:47 PM

Pedestrian safety is a major concern for any business operating with forklifts. While proper training of operators and pedestrians can help reduce risks, some safety managers want more peace of …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyWarehouse PlanningForklift Attachments

by Hank Ansley, on February 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM

Here in the Pacific Northwest, rain doesn’t stop us from getting the job done. But, as every Washingtonian knows, the right gear makes all the difference. Being wet and miserable …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentDoosan

by Hank Ansley, on February 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Running a warehousing operation is a demanding job: scheduling, maintenance, fleet optimization, and personnel management are difficult tasks. But the work goes beyond your shift management. Managing your facility’s security …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Fleet Management

by Hank Ansley, on January 8, 2021 at 10:53 AM

Electric forklifts are well-known for their use in warehouse settings. But their usefulness extends to some surprising applications beyond moving pallets of product. Electric forklifts’ energy efficiency and dependable performance …

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Topics:ForkliftElectric ForkliftsAgriculture Industry

by Hank Ansley, on December 25, 2020 at 12:51 PM

If only evaluating forklift listings were as simple as shopping for a used car. Unfortunately, there’s no Kelley Blue Book to consult when it comes to determining the value of …

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Topics:ForkliftUsed EquipmentForklift Trade-in

by Hank Ansley, on December 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Forklifts have become a backbone for every industrial and manufacturing business. A well-functioning forklift fleet can help you recoup equipment costs, reduce employees' workloads and streamline productivity. Like any vehicle, …

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by Hank Ansley, on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM

If you run a cold storage, multi-shift or manufacturing operation, or if your business operates on slim profit margins, this article is a must-read. If you’ve never considered lithium-ion batteries …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift PartsForklift Batteries

by Hank Ansley, on October 19, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Your business counts on a fleet of forklifts to move products and materials reliably around your facility. You need a material handling equipment dealer that you can depend on for …

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Topics:ForkliftWarehouse Planning

by Hank Ansley, on August 28, 2020 at 12:23 PM

An online search for “scissor lifts for sale” or “rent scissor lift,” delivers a long list of options. Buyer beware. Scissor lifts may seem simple and fundamentally the same, but …

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