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There seems to be an air of optimism as we enter a new year. It looks like the worst of the economic woes may be behind us, and the forklift industry can look forward to some growth - maybe not in all markets and all sectors, but certainly in many.
We take this opportunity to wish the community every success in the year ahead.
And, in the words of Albert Einstein, we share the wish that we can all “learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow”.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Down Under up again Australasia News
Australia’s forklift industry, like many small business sectors, fought hard in 2013 to maintain ground under challenging trading conditions. An influx of cheaper brands into the market as well ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Growth ahead after patchy 2013
Many in the forklift industry will be happy to see the back of 2013, hoping for better in the year ahead. This follows a year in which overall global activity ... [more]
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Why? Online advertising is affordable, flexible and speaks to an increasingly savvy and ‘digitised’ consumer.  

It is here that we like to mention that Forkliftaction’s web traffic continues to grow:
  • In 2013 had 5,000,000+ visits.
  • Forkliftaction had 52% more unique visitors in 2013 compared to 2012.
But advertising is not just about statistics, it’s about people.

At, our biggest successes come from knowing that we provide a service that adds value to real businesses and helps people to reach their marketing goals.

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Coming up next:
Contact us to contribute.

Read our feature about Quality Control and After-Sales Service, November 2013.

Read our feature about Pallet Movers & Stackers, June 2013.

Read our feature about Fleet & Asset Management, April 2013.

Contact us for a full list of features planned for 2014.


In The Discussion Forums
"Those who seek to be compensated from leaving home to returning home might consider what can happen to them, they might be charged for stopping at a store, or any such convenience. That constitutes personal use. One company I know of began that program because they had so much bickering over pay. GPS will tell them where you stop, how long you stop, and when you stop. I don't mean to say that you give the farm away either, but be cautious how much you push. Fair is always a compromise.".
meliftman, United States
"The truck has been scrapped. The customer that I tried to sell parts to still has their truck and I have kept it running for past 11 yrs. All that is left of the scrapped truck is cards, contactor assys and pump cut card.".
RCAV8TOR, United States
"How often are they put in a position of needing to use that information? In a standard Grocery warehouse in North America, the pallets loads are 40wx48lx48h inches and 2000 lbs average weight evenly distributed. Moving a longer load is very rare. But in a manufacturing plant, or car parts, or lumber yard, etc. the odd sized loads can be 20% of the time. Long loads could be an issue every day.".
DanBeer, Canada
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