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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
We hear lots of calls for more attention to forklift training - mostly from trainers. And yes, they have a vested interest in stimulating demand for their services. But there’s clearly a need for good operators and training is one component of competence.
The motivation, surely, should not be compliance with regulations. It should be a desire for a safe, productive and innovative workplace.
And, as we read this week, training is not a one-off. All forklift operators should benefit from ongoing training to ensure that they are up to the job and are,  in fact, improving their performance, rather than stagnating, failing to get exposure to new technology or, even worse, developing bad habits that are impacting on their performance. And you’re hearing that from someone who doesn’t even know a trainer!

Equipment on show at construction expo Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The three-day Australian Construction and Equipment Expo Queensland (ACE QLD), taking place in Brisbane from 4-6 October, will include a free ‘walk in, walk out’ seminar program on the second... [more]
Meat company orders new fleet of forklifts Australasia News
Toowoomba, Queensland Meat producing operation JBS Australia has commissioned a fleet of new forklifts from Toyota Material Handling for its Beef City feedlot near Toowoomba. The 18-strong fleet was supplied on... [more]
Stevedore killed by heavy pallet Australasia News
Newcastle, New South Wales Investigations are under way into the death of 56-year-old Greg Fitzgibbon, a wharfie with Newcastle Stevedores, who was killed while working on board a bulk carrier which was docked at... [more]
Leighton scoops $1.5 billion contract in WA Australasia News
Pilbara, Western Australia Leighton Contractors has been awarded a $1.5 billion contract for mining and operations at Pilbara mine. The full-service, five-year contract with a two-year extension option is to produce 20... [more]

Eoslift USA develops dealership network
UNITED STATES Burlington-based Eoslift USA Corp is developing a North American network of dealers for its materials handling equipment, according to Kaiping (Kay) Fu, operation and finance manager. Parent company Zhejiang... [more]
AUSA partners Caetano Group
SPAIN Spanish forklift and telehandler manufacturer AUSA is expanding in the African continent after partnering with Portianga, a Portuguese company which is part of Caetano Group. Portianga has agreed to... [more]
Korean joint venture creates hundreds of jobs
KOREA, SOUTH A new joint venture (JV) by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd and Cummins Inc to manufacture engines for a range of Hyundai equipment is expected to create over 400 jobs... [more]
NMHG says lease program is unique in industry
UNITED STATES Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) believes that its new customised pay-per-hour leasing program is unique and fills a niche need for some forklift users. “We had many customers... [more]
Briggs develops measuring tool
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has developed a speed-measuring tool as its customers demand “accurate proof” that their power pallet trucks are set at maximum site speed limits. Technical manager Trevor Clifton... [more]
Terminal operator contracts for positioning technology
UNITED STATES A Global Container Terminals Inc (GCT) business unit has awarded a contract to NOW Solutions Inc of Santa Clara for complete vehicle and container positioning systems. Terms were not disclosed.... [more]
RFID seen on forklifts in harsh environments
UNITED STATES Holland Nameplate Inc, a manufacturer of nameplates and durable radio frequency identification (RFID) products, envisions harsh-environment applications for materials handling equipment. For asset tracking purposes, “materials handling is done... [more]
Complete solution for busy Bavarian facility
GERMANY Durner GmbH & Co KG, a cleaning and hygiene products distributor in southern Germany, has turned to Yale Europe Materials Handling for its warehouse needs after expanding into new facilities... [more]
Product News
Mitsubishi launches six-model series - Almere, The Netherlands
New and improved forklift series - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Detachable lifting system - Douglassville, PA, United States [more]
Production milestone for Irish firm - Dundalk, Ireland
BITA 2012 Golf Day - Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
FLTA moves to Newbury - Newbury, United Kingdom [more]
Movers & Shakers
Linde Material Handling GmbH, Mobile Industries Inc, Clark Material Handling [more]
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The new EP Equipment V series Reach Truck
Lencrow is looking forward to the delivery of the new V Series Reach Truck which has been designed with both driver ergonomics and efficient operation in mind. EP units are built for Australian conditions and are supported by Lencrow after sales service program. [more]
Bolzoni Auroma Close to Customers and their handling needs
The varying roll paper grades, weight and diameter, plus the high value of the rolls, make it essential to match the handling equipment to the operation needs and to use the attachments more suitable for the properties of the rolls. [more]
An Admirable Machine for Handling Aluminium
The Combilift C6,000EST is an indoor/ outdoor stand-up multidirectional forklift which will work in aisles as small as 6 feet wide, saving as much as 50 percent  of space in facilities, thereby reducing storage costs on-site. [more]
Blue Giant Signs UpTwo New Dealers in South Africa
Blue Giant Equipment Corporation is pleased to announce that two new dealers, Liftsure Equipment Corporation and SA Vertical Lifting, have been signed up to represent the company’s dock equipment and material handling equipment portfolio in South Africa and surrounding regions. [more]
A New Tire Design for High Demand & Extreme Duty Heavy Lift Equipment Customers
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., a leader in the design and manufacture of extreme duty material handling tires and wheels, has recently experienced higher demand for the more aggressive applications of heavy lift equipment. [more]
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc reports unprecedented growth
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc, prides itself on being a premier manufacturer of container handlers, reachstackers, and heavy-duty liftrucks. Hoist reports that continued dedication to streamline manufacturing and key supplier alliances have allowed the company to reach unprecedented milestones. [more]
State-of-the-industry equipment & technology forum takes place at TOC Americas
TOC and Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) will deliver free technical workshops on Safety, Technology, Sustainability and Equipment at the TOC conference and exhibition. The speaker Panel includes Jost Dämmgen of Konecranes and Lars Meurling of Bromma Conquip. [more]
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Safety First
Nick Welch: Operator Development: Further Stages of Training
Training is not just a one-shot effort. As Nick Welch explains, there are various components which all contribute to workplace safety. [more]
Get seen on Forkliftaction and make a name for yourself
The new EP Equipment V series Reach Truck
Bolzoni Auroma Close to Customers and their handling needs
An Admirable Machine for Handling Aluminium
Blue Giant Signs UpTwo New Dealers in South Africa
A New Tire Design for High Demand & Extreme Duty Heavy Lift Equipment Customers
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc reports unprecedented growth
State-of-the-industry equipment & technology forum takes place at TOC Americas
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In The Discussion Forums
"I heard a rumor that Samuk is dropping HC as its supplier and is going to be using Maximal. Anybody heard anything about this?".
forkinlift, United Kingdom
"Anyone on here with a Powerpoint Presentation or a presentation of some sort on the theory of Counterbalance?".
neil_p, United Kingdom
"As sales of new trucks slow, and the slowing demand for trucks in China, are we about to see more consolidation?".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
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1. Shop Technician - Full time
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Editorial Calendar 2011
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Spare Parts
Industry Overview 2010
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Forklift Technology Trends
Accessories and Cabin Options
Forklift Rental and Financing
AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
Rough Terrain Forklifts
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