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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1034
15 July 2021
Congratulations to two manufacturers on big milestones this week. Ireland's Combilift recently delivered its 60,000th unit to a customer in Australia. At the same time, German crane maker Liebherr has shipped its 1,300th maritime crane from Rostock, Germany to Ghana. While the machines are run-of-production units, the numbers are impressive...
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Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
15 July 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 #1033
8 July 2021
If you work in the lifting industry - in cranes, elevated platforms and associated sectors, today is your day to shine. July 8 has been designated Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), thanks to the efforts of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), which has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1032
1 July 2021
Happy new financial year to those whose fiscal calendar clicks over today. And what a year it has been: ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, national shut-downs and, as we read in this week's special investigation, lingering supply chain challenges. Despite all of that, we have seen strong growth in many markets and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1031
24 June 2021
We are seeing more and more electric forklifts on the market, with improved performance and greater lifting capacity. Part of this, no doubt, is because of growing environmental awareness and the need to limit emissions, especially indoors. As we see with this week's launch of some big electric trucks from...
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“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
24 June 2021
"I'm just an operator of old forklifts, but let me tell you some stories from these old lovely machines." Santiago Pezzelatto from Argentina tells us about his life with forklifts.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1030
17 June 2021
If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation. The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing. We also...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1029
10 June 2021
No matter how well things are going in the materials handling sector, it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. That's why it's reassuring to see this week's World Bank global growth forecast - now raised to 5.6%. If that happens, it'll be the strongest recovery from a recession...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1028
3 June 2021
Next Tuesday is National Forklift Safety Day on both sides of the Atlantic, for the second year in a row. It's no small achievement that the day is marked simultaneously in two significant markets which, until recently, highlighted safety at different times of the year. It would be even better...
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Did you read the one about the forklift and the giant panda?
3 June 2021
Our editor once said of Forkliftaction: 'if it moves materials, we cover it'. Well sometimes, these 'materials' are live animals.
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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...
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...

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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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Ljungby, Sweden Sweden’s Camblift has launched its first product, a reachstacker that can be driven on clean energy – electric or diesel. Specifications are not revealed, but CEO Carl-Olof Eckerbom promises “high...
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...

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.

In the Discussion Forums

Las Vegas, NV, United States Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a forklift driver died. The incident, which occurred at a warehouse, involved the accidental flipping of a forklift. OSHA investigators...
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...

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.

Inside Forkliftaction

Two recent trends are again evident this week. The first is the rise of refurbished equipment as we report on two manufacturers offering certified used equipment. That, of course, is partly a result of supply shortages and delays for new machines.
The second is the roll-out of new models, which
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