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Inspiration and motivation - tweaks while isolating
13 August 2020
Forkliftaction's Rodger Lamb reflects on alternatives to social time at the office as we continue to endure COVID-19 isolation.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #986
6 August 2020
How the world changes. Six months ago, manufacturers were reporting record revenues and orders. Now, they're revealing negative trends as the impacts of COVID-19 - the shut-downs, supply chain disruptions and adverse trading conditions - make their way to the order books and sales channels. As the half-year reports filter through, there...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #985
30 July 2020
It's an interesting time for forklift drivers. The proliferation of online shopping and e-commerce has driven up demand for operators in many markets, improving job prospects for those with forklift licences and experience. But, at the same time, job cuts in many industries has seen drivers losing jobs and intense...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #984
23 July 2020
The countdown is on for next year's Global Lifting Awareness Day on 8 July, after a successful virtual celebration of the lifting industry this year. While our name may suggest that we only cover machines which lift pallets in warehouses, Forkliftaction focuses on the entire gamut of materials handling, and...
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Forklift Diaries 6 minute read
What powers your growth?
23 July 2020
Looking back on their careers so far, members of the Forkliftaction team look at what powers their growth on a personal level.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #983
16 July 2020
Our Discussion Forums have become a go-to resource for people seeking technical advice, and each week, we see scores of issues solved by experts around the globe. We would like to acknowledge those members who regularly chip in with solid, reliable tips and techniques. Their willingness to help is one...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #982
9 July 2020
Happy birthday to us! This newsletter marks the 20th anniversary of Forkliftaction News. There is a full report on the milestone in this week's news, as well as some recollections from team members. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the rich and...
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Forklift Diaries 8 minute read
20 years of memories – FLA reflects
9 July 2020
As we prepared for this special occasion, I thought it would be nice to share some memories with our readers and so I asked my colleagues to come up with their favourites.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #981
2 July 2020
Happy Financial New Year to those whose fiscal calendar rolled over this week. For many, there's little time for reflection as enterprises face the ongoing challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic. Last year held so much promise, with many revenue and profit records smashed in the early part. But...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #980
25 June 2020
Forklift owners and users are facing different challenges around the world as some economies start to open up and others continue to be impacted by COVID-19. This week, our newsletter includes some advice on forklift training under COVID-19 conditions. The pointers are well-timed, coming hot on the heels of recent...
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Santa Fe, NM, United States Home Depot is being sued after an employee ran over a Santa Fe man, leading to the amputation of his leg. Santiago Brito was struck by the forklift driven...
Berkshire, United Kingdom UK Material Handling Association is warning against excessive cranking over of the engine and repeated starting attempts for LPG forklifts. This follows recent reports of cold starting issues on...

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The world's biggest equipment rental company, United Rentals, is about to become even bigger with its acquisition of Ahern Rentals.
This is just the latest in a string of rental acquisitions this year, prompted by rising demand for equipment at a time when supply lines are tight and purchase prices
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