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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1075
5 May 2022
The continuing hostilities in Ukraine could not have come at a worse time for materials handling. Just when supply chain dramas were easing and production starting to ramp up to meet record demand, the current uncertainty has cast a long shadow over the sector. As we report this week, another...
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The little book that could: when creativity pays off
5 May 2022
It’s not every day that a dealer wins an award for creative excellence. Donna Waldrep, director of Marketing at Carolina Handling, shares the story behind their recent ADDY Award winning B2B project, If Santa Had a Lift Truck.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1074
28 April 2022
Our dealer news tends to be concentrated in North America, but lately, there has been more activity in Europe. In fact, this week, we report on three more developments - the take-over by Mitsubishi Logisnext of its UK distributor, Hyundai adding a partner in Belgium and Luxembourg and Toyota's appointment of...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1073
21 April 2022
One has to wonder when forklift prices will start rising. Most manufacturers report strong demand as they continue to face supply issues. And as war drags on in Ukraine, the pressures on equipment makers, especially those in Europe, are increasing. Now, fuel and energy costs are rising fast, further adding...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1072
14 April 2022
For some time, we have heard about skills shortages and labour challenges in materials handling. It's the topic of presentations at industry events, and the focus of blogs and association statements. But we don't see too much action to address the talent drought. That's why it's good to read about...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1071
7 April 2022
The strong attendance and lively exhibition floor at last week's MODEX may indicate that life is returning to normal in the world of materials handling. We conclude our show reports this week with some insights from the vendors - and most agree that the biggest challenge is labour, hence the strong...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1070
31 March 2022
Who'd want to be a forklift driver? This week, we share a UK report showing forklift operators are not a happy lot - and it's even worse for younger and female drivers who don't see a bright future. And that's before they consider some of the wider trends like automation and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1069
24 March 2022
This week's news is a strong reminder that automation is very much part of mainstream materials handling. Three of our global reports this week deal with automation - two of them about alliances between high-tech companies which will share innovations across even more equipment lines. Automation, robotics and AGVs will feature...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1068
17 March 2022
Last week, a number of organisations marked International Women's Day, and while we didn't see much materials handling-oriented activity, we know that women make up a significant proportion of personnel in the industry. Indeed, two of the three appointments reported in this week's Movers and Shakers are female. Forkliftaction is...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1067
10 March 2022
The eyes of the world are locked on the unfolding tragedy of Russia's invasion of Ukraine - and a number of materials handling companies have risen to the challenge. As we report this week, there are two-fold responses - companies which have halted trade with Russia and those which have also made...
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Carlisle, PA, United States A worker has been killed in a forklift crash at an Amazon warehouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. According to the Cumberland County coroner, Alex Carrillo, 22, died at Penn State...
Washington, DC, United States Clark Material Handling has departed US industry group The Industrial Truck Association (ITA), which claims to represent “90% of the forklift manufacturers in the United States and Canada”.  The...

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Crooklands, United Kingdom Mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental markets have continued to recover strongly after the pandemic in 2021 and 2022, despite clouds on the horizon caused by global uncertainty around...
Carlisle, PA, United States A worker has been killed in a forklift crash at an Amazon warehouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. According to the Cumberland County coroner, Alex Carrillo, 22, died at Penn State...

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Berkshire The UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) has published a warning about the risks of oil leaking from hoses during maintenance activities. The warning forms part of a new series...
Oshkosh, WI, United States Oshkosh Corporation recorded a sales drop of 6.5% in the second quarter, attributed to a decline in Defense segment sales and lower sales volume in the Fire & Emergency segment...

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Inside Forkliftaction

A new report indicates that the mobile elevating work platform rental market is powering ahead - despite the resurgence of COVID, geo-political upheavals and increased input costs. Or maybe it's because of those factors!
Our recent industry discussions show that demand for almost all materials handling equipment remains high, prices are
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