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With energy costs high - and rising, there’s a strong focus on fuel efficiency. This is leading to innovative equipment designs, advances in engine development and a range of alternative and hybrid fuel options.
But real energy efficiency comes from operational efficiency and we wonder how many fleet operators take the time to train drivers on “smart” driving. Simple things like smooth acceleration, eliminating unnecessary idling and thoughtful operation can be just as effective as replacing equipment. And it’s cheaper and easier to implement. So maybe for some, it’s time to think before putting your foot down.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|NTP supplies forklift for defence training Australasia News|
Townsville, Queensland One of Australia’s largest privately owned materials handling companies, NTP Forklifts Australia, has supplied a new forklift to Cubic Defence Australia.
Cubic, a global provider of live air and ... [more]
|NZ freight hub gets green light Australasia News|
Rolleston Port of Tauranga’s proposed intermodal freight hub at Rolleston is a step closer, with the recent announcement that resource consent has been granted for the development, situated 12 km south ... [more]
|Transport and logistics top list of dangerous jobs Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales A report compiled by comparison website finder.com.au has listed the transport and storage industry as the most dangerous, with the highest number of deaths of all industries.
According to ... [more]
|Woman uses forklift to rescue husband Australasia News|
Gisborne, Victoria Without ever having operated a forklift before, a woman in Victoria has leapt onto one and used it to lift a bus off her husband after it fell on him ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Omega Lift sued for fraud|
UNITED STATES Omega Lift Distributors Inc, Greg Pannia, Cathy Visco and Shaun Casement are scheduled to face a jury trial beginning on 20 April before Judge Jorge A Solis in the US ... [more]
|Rental firm boosts profit, sales|
UNITED STATES Equipment rental giant United Rentals Inc is willing to grow through acquisition but demonstrates significant discipline in placing its bets.
For the third quarter ended 30 September, United Rentals ... [more]
|Riwal invests in UK operations|
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler specialist Riwal has invested in a fleet of transport vehicles to serve its business in the UK.
Since establishing in the UK in 2009, ... [more]
|Equipment Depot sees opportunity|
UNITED STATES David O Turner envisions the forklift dealership brand Equipment Depot attaining a larger presence in North America. Parent firm Pon Holdings BV is based in Almere, the Netherlands.
“We ... [more]
|Marangoni buys German firm|
ITALY The Marangoni Group has bought German company Recamax Reifen GmbH, a specialist in the distribution of earthmoving retreads, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition boosts the company’s presence in ... [more]
Trelleborg app promotes concept to farmers
- Trelleborg, Sweden
Food Institute certifies PECO depot
- Irvington, NY, United States
Knapp wins M&S contract
- Graz, Austria
UKWA office move
- London, United Kingdom [more]
|Growth drives Atlas move|
UNITED STATES To accommodate growth, forklift dealer and wholesaler Atlas Toyota Material Handling is planning to move its headquarters and technical shop services about 8 mi. (12.8 km).
“We need more ... [more]
Toyota launches new engine
- Slough, United Kingdom
Linde introduces new product family
- Wiesbaden, Germany [more]
|3PLs urged to look at automation|
UNITED KINGDOM Third-party logistics (3PL) service providers have traditionally been reluctant to invest in warehouse automation due to the large investment required and the apparent inflexibility of certain systems to adapt to ... [more]
|Take a ‘safety selfie’ to win tablet|
UNITED KINGDOM Ten Kindle Fire HDs are up for grabs in a Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) competition sponsored by Rivermore Asset Finance.
The ‘Safety Selfie’ competition is asking the UK’s ... [more]
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|BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace|
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
|GRI Opens New Office in Brisbane, Australia Australasia News|
Continuing in its path of rapid growth and global expansion, GRI (Global Rubber Industries Pty. Ltd.) is proud to announce the opening of its first sales office in Australia. The first GRI office will be located in Brisbane. [more]
|HOIST LIFTRUCK to host Grand Opening Event|
Hoist Liftruck will celebrate the grand opening of its new Regional Distribution Center located in Houston, TX on October 24th. The 'Open House' will feature equipment on display, technology giveaways, and catering from Papa’s Bar-B-Q. [more]
|Radical new lift truck design to be introduced at ProMat 2015|
Based on the success of the Big Joe J1 “Joey” that was introduced at Promat in 2013, Big Lift LLC plans to introduce a radical new crossover lift truck at ProMat next year in Chicago. [more]
|ZONETROLLER the newest member in KEYTROLLER's safety device family|
KEYTROLLER, LLC releases its newest member of a family of forklift safety devices. ZONETROLLER - designed for automatic enforcement or accountability for high and low speed areas.
|The revolutionary FlexiPiCK for cost effective layer-picking|
Flexi Narrow Aisle presents the revolutionary FlexiPiCK for cost effective layer-picking. FlexiPiCK utilises proven layer picking technology to handle and pick product layers and pallet board very efficiently and quickly with virtually no product handling limitations.
|AGV: an effective transport vehicle|
Paper rolls weighing up to 5000 kilos are transported effectively with Rocla's Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) at Sappi Alfeld GmbH's paper mill in Germany. The AGV system with three vehicles was introduced in Alfeld Mill in year 2011. [more]
|Terminals and Tanks Operational Integrity Asia Pacific|
Following the success of Tank Integrity and Maintenance Excellence in 2013, Marcus Evans has just launched its Terminals and Tanks Operational Integrity Asia Pacific 2014 conference in Pullman Brisbane, Australia on the 24th & 25th November 2014. [more]
|Southern Asia Ports, Logistics and Shipping 2014 - now in its 9th successful year!|
A two days Conference will feature 35 world-class senior executive decision makers who will analyse latest global transport and logistics developments in Southern Asia and the impact on global shipping and trade. [more]
|FORKLIFTS HANDLING BIG LOADS - IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL|
Read about the smaller details involved in handling big loads in the Forkliftaction News November 6th special feature on 'Forklifts Handling Big Loads'.
Manufacturers and dealers of forklifts and container handling equipment as well of attachments, parts/components and tyres all contribute to give you an impressively broad perspective on the topic.
Little Giant, Mobicon, Bolzoni, Isoloader, Intella Liftparts, Cascade, BS Forklifts, H & K Equipment, Hoist, Marangoni, Hyster, Sany, Kalmar - read what the big players have to say about their challenges and triumphs when tackling the handling of big loads.
November 6th Feature - Forklifts Handling Big Loads. It's too big too be missed.
Queries? Contact us. [more]
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Ron Larimer: Procuring forklifts|
As a procurement consultant, Ron Larimer recently found himself sourcing forklifts for a client who acquired a company with a fleet of trucks. [more]