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by Kim McDowell, on August 19, 2021 at 8:10 AM

As a busy equipment manager dealing with heavy equipment, you know forklift brake jobs aren’t cheap. As a major component, they require regular maintenance and replacement. Those parts and labor …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Parts

by Kim McDowell, on May 28, 2021 at 4:30 PM

So, you’re stuck on which wheels to go with for your hand pallet truck (HPT). It’s a bigger decision than you think. The good news? There are really only a …

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Topics:Pallet Jacks

by Kim McDowell, on March 26, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Have you ever worried about the safety of your forklift operators? If so, you know it can be challenging (and time-consuming) to sort through the many options. This post will …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyForklift Attachments

by Kim McDowell, on January 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM

If your forklifts aren’t working properly they’re dragging down your business profits. For busy warehouse managers, keeping equipment properly maintained and functional is key for success. We’ve reviewed top methods …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Fleet Management

by Kim McDowell, on October 19, 2020 at 6:45 PM

When a forklift goes down, lockout/tagout procedures protect employees from injury and the company from OSHA fines and litigation. Does your operation follow lockout/tagout best practices? By the time you …

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Topics:Forklift Safety

by Kim McDowell, on October 16, 2020 at 3:46 PM

In the material handling business, downtime is enemy #1. When your equipment isn’t running, and employees are distracted, profits take a nosedive. Everyone knows that downtime is bad. But very …

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Topics:ForkliftService

by Kim McDowell, on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM

June is forklift safety month, so we wanted to highlight on some of the most common forklift-related injuries and the best ways to prevent them. Forklift injuries can be sudden and …

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Topics:Forklift Safety

by Kim McDowell, on April 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Forklifts are rugged machines built to perform well under tough conditions, but they still need occasional TLC. Regular maintenance will improve performance and can prolong the economic life of your …

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Topics:ForkliftService

by Kim McDowell, on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM

An internet search for “forklift operator training Washington state” brings up several companies offering online training. If you’re wondering whether online forklift certifications are legit, the short answer is NO …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift Training

by Kim McDowell, on March 27, 2020 at 11:15 AM

You already know how important forklift certification compliance is for your business. OSHA requires renewal training for your staff every 3 years. Washington State guidelines are in line with this …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift Training