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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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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

by Kim McDowell, on March 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

As a material handling professional, you already know how important it is to maintain your staff’s forklift training and certifications. While many of your industry peers may choose to outsource …

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Topics:Forklift

by Kim McDowell, on March 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM

If you’re contacting us to request maintenance for one of your fleet’s downed forklifts, you’re likely having a rough day. We aim to deliver fast resolutions to get your equipment …

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by Kim McDowell, on March 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Proper maintenance of your forklifts includes your tires. Common signs of forklift tire wear and tear are an easy indicator to watch out for. But each tire also comes with …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Tires

by Kim McDowell, on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Material handling equipment selection goes beyond forklifts and other large machinery. Choosing between a manual hand pallet jack and an electric pallet jack can be a difficult process. Determining what …

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Topics:Pallet JacksElectric Forklifts