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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1042
9 September 2021
Australian forklift insiders are preparing for Forklift Safety Week, which will be marked in the third week of September this year. Of course, in the shadow of COVID-19, the events will be staged online. While Australia is a small market and far away from the materials handling hubs of the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1041
2 September 2021
Our feature this week looks at one of the biggest segments in the materials handling market - pedestrian trucks. While this equipment is seen just about everywhere, it is not regulated in many markets, and operators do not require licences to use the machines. This makes safety even more important - and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1040
26 August 2021
It seems supply chain challenges are big news at the moment. At the consumer level, media around the world are reporting on the fast food crisis in the UK, as truck driver shortages have led to dwindling supplies of milkshake ingredients at McDonald's and chicken shortages at KFC and Nandos...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1039
19 August 2021
This week's news includes a few fleet upgrade/expansion stories which we believe are more than interesting. These case studies reveal a lot about equipment trends. We see, for example, more evidence of the move to electric vehicles. The case studies also show the value of customisation. But most importantly, they...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1038
12 August 2021
Going, going, gone! Consolidation in the industry continues with this week's announcement of the acquisition of Euro Auctions by the world's largest equipment auction house, Ritchie Bros. This is certainly a big deal - not just because of the billion-dollar price tag, but also because it involves two of the largest...
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Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
12 August 2021
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1037
5 August 2021
We continue to see market growth as the big players share their financial results. But there are two caveats. Firstly, the last quarter and the last six months are being compared to activity at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, when some markets were very badly affected...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1036
29 July 2021
Last week, we expressed our sympathy for the people of Germany and neighbouring Belgium and Austria affected by the recent flooding. Now, we convey similar wishes to China, which has also faced devastating floods, especially in the industrial hub of Zhengzhou. The epicentre of the disaster is one of China's...
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Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
29 July 2021
At 17, Scott Stanton took an apprenticeship with Café Connections in the UK. Now 28, he's a valued member of the team and prime forklift operator on-site. We ask about the journey.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1035
22 July 2021
Germany has a special place in the hearts of most people in materials handling. We are very familiar with their products globally and many of us have spent time at trade shows in the country which, in many ways, is the centre of forklift technology. It has been distressing to...
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Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States While many forklift brands are having to cope with 12- to 18-month delays in getting new trucks to customers, Big Joe claims to have plenty of stock ready to...
Auckland, New Zealand Jungheinrich has acquired Industrial Truck Sales New Zealand Forklifts (ITS Forklifts) and established its 41st sales unit in New Zealand. The company will distribute its entire portfolio through the...

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Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

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Slough, United Kingdom Toyota Material Handling has announced two further additions to the BT Reflex reach truck range in the United Kingdom. Following the recent updates to the R, E and O-series...
United Kingdom Bobcat has become the latest manufacturer to step up its used equipment sales, with the launch of Bobcat Certified, the company’s new certified pre-owned program. Following a successful pilot...

Forklift Diaries

Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

Latest Jobs

St. Louis, MO, United States
Mason City, IA, United States
Waterloo, IA, United States
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Frimley, United Kingdom Hyster has launched its new A Series forklift series, with the H2.0-3.5A internal combustion models now available.  The newly released models replace the Hyster Fortens and XT lift trucks...
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Doosan has launched the NXS Series, an enhanced value range of four-wheel diesel-powered counterbalance forklifts. The new line is positioned between the high-spec D25S-9, for heavy-duty applications, and the...

Forklift Diaries

Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

Latest Jobs

Louisville, Mississippi, United States
Corpus Christi, United States
CHICAGO, United States
White House, Tennessee, United States