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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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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1066
3 March 2022
It's encouraging that after everything we have been through in the past two years, materials handling is still focused on reducing emissions and minimising its carbon footprint, as we read in this week's special report. The report is well-timed, coinciding with this week's communique from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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Lorette, France Following the example of Linde’s World of Material Handling, Haulotte hosted more than 120 customers from around the world at its recent Welcome Home event at its H3 headquarters...
Birmingham, United Kingdom Discussions at the recent IMHX event in Birmingham reflect the common concerns experienced by materials handling professionals in all markets. Mike Barton, managing director at exhibitor B&B Attachments, notes...

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Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.

Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.
Seattle, WA, United States A Washington State warehouse worker was killed when he was crushed between a forklift and a metal rack. According to the state Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE...
Lorette, France Following the example of Linde’s World of Material Handling, Haulotte hosted more than 120 customers from around the world at its recent Welcome Home event at its H3 headquarters...

Upcoming Events

October 4 – 6, 2022 - Antwerp, Belgium
October 5-6, 2022 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
April 11, 2023 - TBA, Germany
Birmingham, United Kingdom Discussions at the recent IMHX event in Birmingham reflect the common concerns experienced by materials handling professionals in all markets. Mike Barton, managing director at exhibitor B&B Attachments, notes...
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Inside Forkliftaction

Just when you thought ICE had gone cold, German manufacturer Linde announces a new line of diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts designed for heavier loads.
Sure, there are many battery-powered machines that can cope with heavy loads, but Linde clearly recognises the trust that many owners still place in ICE.
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