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Thursday, 16 December 2004
The growing Chinese market is the reason for the newly-opened German Engineering Federation (VDMA) representative office in Beijing, says VDMA managing director Dr Hannes Hesse. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 2 December 2004
An amazing 27 nominations have made it past the selection panel’s expert scrutiny to become finalists in the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Annual Awards for Excellence 2005. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 2 December 2004
Purchasing the right forklift can be very challenging. If buying new, beware of dealer numbers stating market share, reliability or low maintenance etc. The dealer or seller will tell you whatever he thinks will sell the truck. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 18 November 2004
The US propane industry’s engine fuel efforts have been taken over by the Engine Fuel Coordinating Committee, formed by the Propane Education and Research Council at its October meeting. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 4 November 2004
The internet is having a strong impact on the way the equipment distribution industry conducts business, according to Associated Equipment Distributors, Inc. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 28 October 2004
Last year, the Fork Lift Truck Association and the Industrial Tyre Association warned of a looming industry crisis: the imposition of an EU directive which would place a ban on sending whole tyres to landfill sites ( News #132). [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 21 October 2004
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has claimed a victory over workplace accidents after the smooth and successful execution of its 2nd Annual Safety Conference at Warwick University. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 14 October 2004
Manufacturers wear many masks; they can be progressive and regressive. On one hand, they build some marvellous machines and products; on the other, they incorporate inferior, dangerous features. Almost every manufacturer deals in sleight of hand and illusion to help sell their product, ignoring or hiding weaknesses to the detriment of the end user. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 7 October 2004
The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has begun its marketing drive in earnest in the lead-up to ProMat 2005, January10-13 in Chicago, Illinois. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 30 September 2004
The just-released 2004 AED Product Support Best Practices Report found dealers, on average, had 1057 parts customers on their books, and the best dealers retained 92.5 per cent of them year-to-year. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 23 September 2004
Forklift maker Daewoo is the latest materials handling heavy hitter to join the list of sponsors of the “Archies” - the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Annual Awards for Excellence. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 16 September 2004
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has set November 7-9 as the date for its annual conference, with activities and seminars revolving around the central theme: “Engage: Answer the Call”. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 16 September 2004
Why would a forklift manufacturer use a rubber hose to carry liquid propane? Safety guru Wayne Chornohus this week asks the tough questions, and delivers the answer. Click here for more [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 26 August 2004
Reversing safety is one of several key issues to be addressed at the Fork Lift Truck Association Safety Conference, set to take place on September 22 at Warwick University. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 19 August 2004
Reversing alarms can be very effective in some situations - and very ineffective in others. Back-up alarms are necessary on many types of vehicle where the operator must reverse with his vision impaired. Many trainers and managers believe that back-up alarms are required on all forklifts. Canadian regulations state: "Mobile equipment in which the operator cannot directly, or by mirror or other effective device, see immediately behind the machine, must have an automatic audible warning device." This means that if an operator can see directly behind him, he doesn't have to have an alarm. What a great regulation - it makes sense in the real world. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 11 August 2004
When purchasing a motor vehicle, the addition of accessories, or "optional extras", is an emotional decision designed to limit the entry price to an acceptable level by avoiding 'sticker shock'. But in the case of the purchase of load-shifting equipment such as forklifts, can they truly be called "optional extras"? [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 22 July 2004
Mirrors have the power to deceive us, to give us a false sense of security. Some companies regulate the use of mirrors and some regulatory bodies comment on their use. When I do on-site safety audits, I watch the operators to see how they use their mirrors. If they use shoulder checks, as well as mirrors, when turning and driving in pedestrian areas, then they should be able to keep using those mirrors. - Read more - [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 24 June 2004
I wonder if jurisdictions that have outlawed forklift steering wheel knobs in the name of safety have any idea how they have contributed to increased health and safety risks? [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 17 June 2004
The Material Handling Industry of America has secured 12 sponsors for its Radio Frequency Identification Knowledge Centre at ProMat 2005. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
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