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A belated happy Forklift Safety Day.
June 10 was the first annual National Forklift Safety Day in the USA, complete with a special event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Although, we could have scheduled this edition a couple of days early to coincide with this special day, here at, we believe every day is forklift safety day.
Still, we applaud the Industrial Truck Association for highlighting forklift safety and for its efforts to educate customers, policymakers and the public at large.
So folks, even though the day has passed, let’s be careful out there.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Konecranes delivers new cranes to customer Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Konecranes has delivered a complete materials handling package to B&D Doors and Openers’ manufacturing facility in Sydney, fully replacing 11 single girder cranes with more efficient, low-maintenance and high-safety types. ... [more]
Foul-mouthed forklift driver wrongfully dismissed Australasia News
Christchurch The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has determined that a forklift driver was unjustifiably dismissed by his employer when he was sacked for swearing. Ian Gabites, who was employed by ... [more]
ALC backs ports strategy in Queensland Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has welcomed the release of Queensland’s ports strategy, which provides a long-term blueprint to guide port development in the state. “Our major ports are ... [more]
Logistics association offers two scholarships Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia is offering two undergraduate degree scholarships worth $2,500 each. The scholarship program is open to all Australian students enrolled at a participating Australian university ... [more]
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Baseplan Exhibiting at Surat Basin Mining & Energy Expo
Baseplan Software will be exhibiting at this year’s Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo, 18th-19th June at Toowoomba Showgrounds.

The Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo is in its 4th year and continues to break all records, attracting visitors from around Australia and across the globe.

Baseplan will be exhibiting its offering of fully integrated ERP business management solutions for the Hire, Rental, Fleet and Dealer Management industries. We will be on hand at Site P 2046 (Pavilion 1) to answer any of your questions about our product offering. Registration is FREE online (until 17th June, 4PM).

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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Forklift leaders happy with CeMAT
GERMANY Ignoring its competitors which snubbed CeMAT in favour of holding in-house exhibitions ( News #669, #670), Jungheinrich has praised CeMAT 2014 and called its participation in the Hannover-based show the ... [more]
Doosan adds GAF Equipment in south Florida
UNITED STATES GAF Equipment Inc now represents the Doosan forklift brand in a 13-county region of south Florida. Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp (DIVAC) of Suwanee, Georgia named GAF Equipment as ... [more]
Konecranes wins historic order
INDONESIA Konecranes has signed an agreement to deliver an Automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARTG) system to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III. This will be the world’s first commercially ... [more]
Positive trends for AWPs
UNITED STATES Managers at equipment manufacturers Terex Corp and Oshkosh Corp foresee the North American construction industry making gains and providing positive movement for sales of their aerial work platforms (AWP). ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Jervis B Webb Company, Daifuku Webb Holding Company, Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp [more]
TMHUK donates stacker - Slough, United Kingdom
Intermodal heads to Rotterdam - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Competition chooses Trelleborg - Trelleborg, Sweden [more]
Man Lift sees promise for vertical extension
UNITED STATES Man Lift Manufacturing Co is making headway with its SHU-brand vertical extension deck for attachment to scissor lift platform. “We are getting calls from rental companies that their customers ... [more]
CEO: Logistics hub holds “extremely lucrative” opportunities
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES The Middle East offers “extremely lucrative” opportunities for companies that can exploit the region’s emergence as a global logistics hub, says the CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics, Essa Al-Saleh. ... [more]
Product News
Mitsubishi launches new trucks - Almere, The Netherlands
Jungheinrich launches new storage system - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom [more]
UKWA Awards finalists announced
UNITED KINGDOM The finalists for each category in this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing have been announced and the overall winner of each category will be revealed at a ceremony at London’s ... [more]
Penalty for allowing workers under tynes
UNITED STATES Metal stamper and storage rack manufacturer Big 3 Precision Products Inc acknowledged five federal safety violations including a willful one for allowing employees to stand or pass under the elevated ... [more]
Deutsche Messe delivers best result
GERMANY Trade fair company Deutsche Messe AG says it has delivered its second-best result since 2001, with 2013 consolidated revenues exceeding EUR312 million (USD422.5 million) and a net profit of EUR13.4 ... [more]
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In warehouses where forklifts and employees work together in often stressful and/or loud environments, Comatra's Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light will optimize safety and drastically reduce risk of collisions and workplace accidents around forklifts.

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Thanks to LED technology the CMTX-V10  is maintenance free up to 20,000 hours and has low energy consumption.

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Automation Technologies Improve Efficiency and Reduce Collisions
Adding active systems, such as backup sensing solutions to manned forklifts can help maximize efficiency and reduce the risk of a forklift collision with objects behind the forklift, such as personnel, products, machinery or structures. [more]
EP and Lencrow cover the full range of pallet trucks
Lencrow Materials Handling presents EP’s latest model in their range of power pallet trucks, the EPT20-30WA. This unit is a 3000kg end rider pallet jack that also comes with options of single or double length. [more]
TruckLOG continue to expand
Ensuring best practice and improving health and safety standards in warehouse and distribution environments is what gives the Davis Derby TruckLOG system global recognition. The designers of the TruckLOG TK5 system are always striving to keep ahead of the competition. [more]
SHANTUI 25 T Forklift Debuts in China Market
On May, Shantui launched a new 25 ton heavy-duty forklift in Chinese market. It is the milestone in the development of heavy-duty forklifts. The deputy director of the China National Construction Machinery Quality Inspection Center attended the launch ceremony. [more]
HELI brings new products and innovations to CeMAT 2014
A range of new products and innovations were on display at HELI's stand at the recent CEMAT 2014. The exhibition stand occupied 450m2; and a group of nearly 40 people led by the company leaders attended the event. [more]
Competitors needed for upcoming Washington forklift rodeos
Being a safe forklift driver requires skill and knowledge. Professional forklift drivers have an opportunity to demonstrate both in upcoming regional forklift competitions. Winners of the regional events will compete at the “rodeo” at the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference. [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
Ron D'Ambrosio: Intelligent forklifts reshape the warehouse
Technology can be applied to all aspects of materials handling for improved efficiency and safety, according to Ron D'Ambrosio. [more]
Optimized safety around the forklift with this easy solution
Automation Technologies Improve Efficiency and Reduce Collisions
EP and Lencrow cover the full range of pallet trucks
TruckLOG continue to expand
SHANTUI 25 T Forklift Debuts in China Market
HELI brings new products and innovations to CeMAT 2014
Competitors needed for upcoming Washington forklift rodeos
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In The Discussion Forums
"When the tilt or side shift is moved the lift drops or jumps up I resealed the lift cylinders but found there was no piston packing on the center cylinder just wear rings. second cylinder had bad piston packing. Checked all the solenoids and diodes. When there is weight on forks this jumping is alot worse. Also the wiring diagram shows another solenoid and block labeled C. Am I missing something or is this part of an update?".
donj, United States
"I am planing to move to a Crown dealer service department. I have experience servicing Japanese trucks but not crown. Is there any specific advice you can give regarding servicing of crown equipment that will help me in my new job.".
roma_f, Qatar
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