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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
People being lifted on forks is not just the stuff of Youtube videos, it is a potentially fatal recipe. The bottom line is that forklifts are designed for materials handling, not human conveyance. As we read in this week’s Safety First column, the simple rule is don’t do it. Rob Vetter runs through when it is acceptable - and what measures are needed to ensure that human lifting can be done responsibly.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

MLA drops Linde brand for SANY Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales MLA Holdings, formerly the exclusive Australian Linde heavy equipment dealer from 2005 to 2013, has now formed a partnership with the SANY Group to supply a range of container handling ... [more]
DP World orders two new stacking cranes for terminal Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland DP World Australia has ordered two new Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for its semi-automated terminal in Brisbane. The cranes will join a fleet of 14 ASCs at Fisherman ... [more]
Excellence recognised at hire equipment convention Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Winners of the 2015 Hire Industry Excellence Awards were announced at the culmination of the HRIA (Hire and Rental Industry Association) national convention in Adelaide recently. For the first ... [more]
Coastal shipping proposal provides supply chain vision Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Chief executive officer of Sea Transport Corporation Stuart Ballantyne has shared his vision to revitalise Australian coastal shipping. In his address to members of the International Cargo Handling ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Automated system debuts at Surabaya
INDONESIA An automated container handling system supplied by Konecranes is the centerpiece of the new Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya which was recently inaugurated by the president of Indonesia. The ... [more]
AmeraMex signs $2.1M deal
UNITED STATES AmeraMex International, Inc., a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies, infrastructure construction, logging and mining companies, has signed an agreement with a customer in Northern California for USD2.1 million. ... [more]
Riwal distributes Magni in Poland
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler specialist Riwal has been appointed as the distributor for Magni Telescopic Handlers in Poland. The Italian-based Magni is a manufacturer specialising in telehandlers, ... [more]
Maxim Crane buys Poindexter
UNITED STATES Maxim Crane Works has acquired Indianapolis-based Poindexter Transportation, Inc.’s crane services division. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Maxim CEO Bryan Carlisle says the acquisition is ... [more]
Vix orders from Kalmar
BRAZIL Leading Brazilian logistics operator Vix Logistica has turned to Kalmar as it expands its forklift fleet. The company has placed an order for 18 heavy forklifts, with delivery scheduled ... [more]
Flannery orders CAT telehandlers
UNITED KINGDOM UK rental company P. Flannery Plant Hire has ordered its first CAT telehandlers as part of a deal worth GBP16 million (USD24.8 million). Scheduled for delivery throughout 2015, the ... [more]
KION adopts Agidens name - Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
Minister marks JCB milestone - Wrexham, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich supports research - Munich, Germany [more]
Barry Training marks 25 years
UNITED KINGDOM Long-standing RTITB-accredited partner Barry Training Services (BTS) is celebrating 25 years of delivering RTITB training to the workplace transport industry. The company has grown from modest beginnings, offering ... [more]
Harrogate Spring Water opts for CAT
UNITED KINGDOM Harrogate Water Brands, owner of Harrogate Spring Water and Thirsty Planet, has taken delivery of a fleet of three new CAT forklifts, supplied by Impact Handling. Impact Handling secured ... [more]
Printer fined for forklift injury
UNITED KINGDOM A printing firm in Brentford, which was fined GBP11,000 (USD17,000) after a worker was injured by a forklift, says it has since tightened up safety measures. According to a ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Rob Vetter: Lifting people and expectations
When it comes to using equipment to lift people, Rob Vetter has some strong notions. [more]
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Formak satisfied with results from Turkish fair ISKON 2015
Baoli distributor in Turkey, Formak, successfully exhibited at the ISKON 2015 fair in Konya. Formak showcased a broad range of diesel forklifts to their existing customers and also to potential new ones. [more]
BOLZONI GROUP launches Bolzoni Mobile App
Lift truck attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Group has launched the new Bolzoni Mobile App. The App is a powerful and practical application specifically designed to support forklift salespersons in their daily activity, reducing downtime while increasing product knowledge and productivity.
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
With SMARTI Mobile DVR wireless camera system you have nearly INSTANT video accountability of abusive events on each forklift. SMARTIE Wireless features integrated GPS, 3-Axis G-shock sensor, built-in mic, external video record button, accepts USB modules for wireless communications. [more]
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
MaxTruck, the unique omni-directional forklift from Sweden is equipped with the patented Max Wheel, saves work space and driving distance. This efficient and ergonomic forklift is ready for the global market and we are looking for dealer and distributors. [more]
Panacea unveils OEM style forklift radiators
Panacea Aftermarket Co, a parts and accessories supplier in the forklift industry, has today announced the addition of new OEM style forklift radiators to the company’s substantial existing lineup of high quality products. [more]
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
Over the past few years, fuel cell-powered electric forklifts have made significant inroads into materials handling facilities because of the compelling benefits they offer. Discover how the right fuel cell and hydrogen solutions result in an attractive return on investment.
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Costly scale breakdowns, unreliability were factors discouraging a southern Ontario freight handler initially to say no to the forklift truck scale offerings from Weigh Point. Until they found that Weigh Point’s LTFS system could beat all their concerns. [more]
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Take your safety initiative to the next level
Formak satisfied with results from Turkish fair ISKON 2015
BOLZONI GROUP launches Bolzoni Mobile App
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
Panacea unveils OEM style forklift radiators
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
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Coming up in 2015:
• FORKLIFT BUILD 101 - 18 June 2015
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