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The UK Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is certainly flying the flag for safe workplaces. As we read this week, the organisation is encouraging businesses to check their safety practices in a quick online test. It’s all part of the UK’s national safety week next month - and it’s an example to associations worldwide.
As the FLTA recognises, accidents do happen - and cause significant losses (both in productivity and human suffering). It’s impressive to see the ongoing commitment to safety and the innovative measures the group comes up with to promote safety and we applaud the efforts.

Massive container crane delivered to Melbourne port Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A new 104.5 m high ship-to-shore container crane has been delivered to East Swanson Dock terminal at Port of Melbourne. Purchased by Patrick Corporation, it represents a significant investment... [more]
Toyota forklift offers greener option Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland A Toyota battery electric forklift has been commissioned by mosquito-control product supplier Pacific BioLogics to replace a diesel forklift from another manufacturer. The new forklift will improve productivity and... [more]
Program encourages Tasmanian youth to enter logistics Australasia News
Hobart, Tasmania An induction program, Careers on the Move, is being offered to provide young Tasmanians with a positive experience of the transport and logistics industry. The program was developed in... [more]
Asciano extends rail contract with steel customer Australasia News
Port Kembla, New South Wales Logistics giant Asciano has struck an agreement to continue to provide rail linehaul services to steel suppliers BlueScope and Arrium through its subsidiary, Pacific National Rail. Linehaul services involve... [more]

FLTA challenges 100,000 to go for gold
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is challenging 100,000 UK businesses that use forklifts to undergo a basic safety test. With at least one worker hospitalised because of an... [more]
Forklifts Services BC sees growth in forklift usage
CANADA Forklifts Services BC Ltd (FSB) reports positive market activity in the south-west region of British Columbia. “With the manufacturing, construction and industrial sectors in Canada continuing to thrive, forklifts... [more]
Global container fleet growth “better than expected”
UNITED KINGDOM The global container equipment fleet grew 8.5% in 2011, taking the fleet to 31.25 million TEUs, according to the latest Container Census report. The Drewry Maritime Research’s annual report... [more]
Icahn team meets with Oshkosh, wants JLG spin-off
UNITED STATES JLG parent firm Oshkosh Corp faces ongoing pressure from activist Carl Icahn’s interests, which represent 9.48% of the manufacturer’s outstanding shares, at the Oshkosh annual meeting. A 9 August... [more]
Clark donating six pallet jacks to non-profits
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co plans to donate six pallet jacks to non-profit organisations needing the materials handling capability for community service or charitable work. An application form for the... [more]
Product News
New chain for less downtime - Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
TMHE improves BT Levio P-series - Mjölby, Sweden
Yale Europe develops driving lights - Fleet, United Kingdom [more]
Forklift Madness winner gets netbook - Cannock, United Kingdom
CeMAT Russia next month - Moscow, Russia
Global line-up for ID WORLD - Stuttgart, Germany
Pupils help promote safety at JCB factory - Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
Movers & Shakers
Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Clark Material Handling Company [more]
Another nominee for website’s forklift museum
UNITED STATES Miami Machine & Manufacturing has nominated its old but still useful 1947-era Holt for a place in the forklift museum on the website. “She is an antique, but... [more]
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Lencrow Materials Handling welcomes WA Fork Trucks as a partner
Lencrow, an independent family based owned and operated Australian company, welcomes WA Fork Truck as a partner to their national network who will service their national customers in Perth and grow the EP brand of materials handling equipment. [more]
RUYI - Electric Pallet Truck and Full Electric Stacker
Ruyi’s Electric Pallet Truck and Full Electric Stacker features a number of advantages - safety and efficiency, productivity, optimum structural design, easy maintenance and serviceability. It is the ideal option for materials handling and goods stacking. [more]
New EP AC Reach Trucks
EP launches the new CQD series AC reach truck with competitive performance, superior quality and very attractive pricing. These Trucks have excellent accelerating, lifting and braking performance and have improved reliability and reduced maintenance requirements by using intelligence technology. [more]
LiuGong Forklift Americas Announces SME Forklifts, S.A. de C.V. as New Dealer in Mexico City
SME forklifts, a privately held company with six years in the material handling industry, has joined LuiGong Forklift Americas as their new dealer in Mexico City, Mexico. SME Forklifts will feature the entire line of LiuGong forklifts. [more]
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The Battery Show, America’s biggest battery exhibition will take place in Novi, Detroit, November 13-15, 2012
The Battery Show, America’s biggest battery exhibition will take place in Novi, Detroit, November 13-15, 2012

With over 250 companies exhibiting, The Battery Show, 2012 offers the most advanced power solutions for vehicles ranging from passenger cars through to off highway industrial vehicles.

The exhibition is completely free to attend and is the best place to source power solutions and charging technology in North America.

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The Battery Show, America’s biggest battery exhibition will take place in Novi, Detroit, November 13-15, 2012
Lencrow Materials Handling welcomes WA Fork Trucks as a partner
RUYI - Electric Pallet Truck and Full Electric Stacker
New EP AC Reach Trucks
LiuGong Forklift Americas Announces SME Forklifts, S.A. de C.V. as New Dealer in Mexico City
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Upcoming Events
1. Cool Logistics Global
Antwerp, Belgium24-26 September     [more]
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Aschaffenburg, Germany20th to 22nd September 2012     [more]
3. Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference - MHEDA
Rosemont, IL, United States13th and 14th September 2012     [more]
4. The Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
Brisbane, AustraliaThursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of August 2012     [more]
5. Washington State Forklift Rodeo
Various locations - Washington, United StatesEvents from 2nd June through to 26th September 2012     [more]
6. TOC Container Supply Chain: Middle East 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1st to 3rd October     [more]
7. Crane & Rigging Conference Canada
Alberta, Canada13th & 14th September 2012     [more]
8. CeMAT Russia
Moscow, Russia25th to 27th September 2012     [more]
9. International Technical Fair - Plovdiv Fair
Plovdiv, Bulgaria24th to 29th September 2012     [more]
10. PV Guangzhou 2012
Guangzhou, China21st to 23rd August 2012     [more]
11. 10th Intermodal Africa
Durban, South Africa6th & 7th September 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"My customer has an Allis Chalmer S165 side loader. This machine was manufactured for Allis Chalmer by Lancer Boss. What ever happened to Lancer Boss?".
tcmgirl, United States
"Just wondered if there were any forklift training centres left in Birmingham.".
simon_t25, United Kingdom
"In Europe I saw many over the road trucks loaded from the sides with either sitdowns (LPG & Electric) or Mast moving Reach trucks. In the States most trucks are loaded from the end, using a dock & dock leveler (or dock board) to enter the trailer.".
OldTechGuy, United States
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