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The New Year has got off to a difficult start in the Northern Hemisphere, with sub-arctic temperatures in North America and storms lashing parts of Europe. The adverse weather has kept businesses shut and people stranded, and as we finalised the newsletter, there was little sign of a let-up.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected and we wish you all a speedy return to normality.
And, no doubt, there will be a role for forklifts in assisting the recovery process - a call we are sure will be answered with enthusiasm and confidence.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

SA regulations in place Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia The grace period for South Australia’s harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) ended last week, with the new requirements now in place. The regulations, which took effect ... [more]
Caution urged after farm fatality Australasia News
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales A Hillston potato grower has been ordered to review its forklift procedures after the 57-year-old truck driver was run over by a reversing forklift. Potato grower Rennie Produce is ... [more]
Port worker hurt in container fall Australasia News
Christchurch A Lyttelton Port worker has been injured after a shipping container fell on his cab, according to a report in The Nelson Mail. The incident happened at Lyttelton ... [more]
Linfox wins defence contract Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Logistics giant Linfox has been awarded the Australian Defence Force’s warehousing and distribution contract.    Linfox CEO Michael Byrne says the contract further endorses the strengths and capabilities of ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Butler begins two-year ITA term
UNITED STATES Brian Butler has begun a two-year term as chairman of the board and one of six executive committee members of the Washington-based Industrial Truck Association (ITA). The initial major ... [more]
BITA makes two key appointments for 2014
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has announced two new appointments. Steve Stewart, managing director of Crown Lift Trucks Ltd, is joining BITA’s management board, while Victoria Hutson, principal standards ... [more]
Cromer Material Handling expands
UNITED STATES Northern California forklift dealership Cromer Material Handling is moving two branches into larger facilities. Cromer acquired a 13,000 sqft. (1,189 sqm) Manteca building on 1.3 acres for about USD750,000 ... [more]
Chinese attachment maker chooses Servalift
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift attachment supplier Servalift Ltd of Sheffield, United Kingdom has been appointed the UK dealer for Bengbu Grip Forklift Truck Attachments Co Ltd. Brian Carnall, director of the small, ... [more]
Quality Forklift broadens range
UNITED STATES TCM dealership Quality Forklift Sales & Service Inc has added the line of Terex Corp’s compact construction equipment. “Since May, Quality Forklift has purchased 50 machines from Terex,” says ... [more]
Kalmar wins TraPac contract
FINLAND Kalmar has been awarded a contract for the integration of the controls for the new rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at the intermodal yard of TraPac Inc's terminal in the Port ... [more]
Employees get pay rise in new year
UNITED KINGDOM JCB shopfloor employees have voted to accept a 2.6% pay rise for 2014 as part of a newly agreed three-year wage deal. Around 3,200 employees received the pay ... [more]
Publix contests penalties
UNITED STATES Publix Super Markets Inc is contesting a federal regulator’s proposed penalties of USD34,500 for serious and repeated violations at a distribution centre in Boynton Beach. The independent Occupational Safety ... [more]
Concept vehicle wins design award - Hamburg, Germany
Firm recognised for social responsibility - Xiamen, China
Chinese president in ‘top 10’ - Hangzhou, China [more]
Movers & Shakers
JCB, TMI International, Integrated Systems Design [more]
Product News
Toyota expands 8-Series - Columbus, IN, United States
Balkancar Record develops a first - Sofia, Bulgaria
Clark introduces new trucks - Lexington, KY, United States [more]
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Remanufacturing on the Rise: Cascade Continues Global Expansion
Cascade proudly announces the expansion of their Cascade Remanufacturing Center (CRC) in Mississauga, Ontario. In addition to Cascade’s recently introduced industry-leading Performance Two-Year Warranty, the new CRC expands the company’s value-added programs. [more]
Reducing Risk in the workplace
BodyGuard proximity warning system reduces the risk of collision by alerting the driver when someone is detected too close. This system not only increases the safety of your workers but will improve your organisation’s bottom line. [more]
ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
Independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer Long Reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks. See the range of high-quality, competitively-priced forks in the online production inventory. [more]
Build your safety culture with KEYTROLLER electronic safety devices
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MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
At MODEX 2014 you can gain perspective from the thought leaders of the supply chain at keynotes and educational seminars. Meet new contacts and resources throughout the show. Find the solutions that can drive your business forward. [more]
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5 excellent reasons to visit CeMAT 2014
  1. See the latest applications and solutions under the motto “Smart - Integrated - Efficient”.
  2. Energy-saving forklifts, innovative warehousing systems, the latest IT technologies - a huge array of product areas are represented at CeMAT Hannover with five clearly defined Technology Zones.
  3. Meet new and existing business partners from across the globe. CeMAT brings together the whole world of intralogistics.
  4. New user focus topics and special events provide a concentrated overview of the topics that matter most to the industry today.
  5. CeMAT, the industry's No. 1 trade fair, is the only place to capture such an array of exhibits and such a broad overview of the intralogistics industry.

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5 excellent reasons to visit CeMAT 2014
Remanufacturing on the Rise: Cascade Continues Global Expansion
Reducing Risk in the workplace
ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
Build your safety culture with KEYTROLLER electronic safety devices
MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
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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
"Cameras can't see everything. They can't see down every isle and they can't feel impact. Cameras are another crucial piece of the puzzle but not everything. Plus, employees forget about cameras, but if they have to log into the forklift everyday, they will be a little more careful every day.".
GameChanger, United States
"Has anyone got info on the U200 system fitted in an older Linde E15? It's the type with finger contact tips in the counterweight.".
doodle_b, United Kingdom
"The Toyota Spot Me system is worth looking at, it can really help reduce the chance of collisions between forklift trucks & also collisions between forklift trucks & pedestrians.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
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Upcoming Events
1. MODEX 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, United States17th to 20th March 2014     [more]
2. Intermodal Asia
Shanghai, ChinaApril 1st to 3rd     [more]
3. Safety in Action Darwin
Darwin, Australia19th to 20th March     [more]
4. the 5th Guangzhou Intl logistics equipment fair
Guangzhou, ChinaJun 18-20,2014     [more]
5. The 10th GZ Intl Brand Forklift &Accessory fair
Guangzhou, ChinaJun 18-20,2014     [more]
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