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|Owners of diesel fleets will no doubt be intrigued by the drama playing out for Volkswagen and its customers.
For anyone who missed it, the German carmaker has admitted to cheating on emissions testing to ensure its engines meet regulations in the US.
It appears that the cheating is limited to one company and only to its passenger vehicles, but there is no doubt that all diesel engines will come under closer scrutiny.
There are already signs of long-term consequences, with engine manufacturers fearing more costly regulations in the wake of the scandal.
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|Nissan distribution shake-up Australasia News|
Unicarriers is expected to announce the end of its relationship with Powerlift, as NTP takes over Nissan distribution.
The change will take effect on 8th October, although none of ... [more]
|Business hopes for the best from Turnbull Australasia News|
Consumer confidence has taken a hit as the gloss from Malcolm Turnbull's ascension to the nation's top job starts to wear off.
The ANZ/Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence index ... [more]
|Unitrans boosts fleet Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW The distribution centre servicing some of Australia's best-known retail furniture brands has increased its all-Toyota Material Handling forklift fleet with the delivery of 21 order pickers and seven reach forklifts ... [more]
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|Caterpillar to cut $1.5B in costs|
UNITED STATES Caterpillar Inc. has announced significant restructuring and cost reduction actions expected to cut operating costs by about USD1.5 billion per year once fully implemented.
The cost reduction steps will ... [more]
|Kalmar delivers 1,000th G forklift|
SWEDEN Kalmar has marked the delivery of its 1,000th Kalmar DCG90-180 forklift. The handover of the machine to Norwegian NorSea A/S took place last week at Kalmar's factory in Lidhult, ... [more]
|Hyster wins Pacific National order|
UNITED STATES Hyster has been selected as the successful bidder by Australia’s Pacific National for a 31-unit big truck deal.
Pacific National, one of Australia’s largest rail companies, has ordered ... [more]
|Konecranes wins Canadian order|
FINLAND Konecranes has received an order for five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Termont Montréal Inc., a container terminal operator at the Port of Montréal, Canada.
The cranes will ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
Jungheinrich UK, KION Group, TVH [more]
|USM expands repair facility|
UNITED STATES US Markets, a wholesale lifting equipment rental, sales and reconditioning specialist, has expanded its repair and reconditioning services with the opening of a new USM Restoration facility in Cleburne, Texas. ... [more]
|CFTS issues attachments warning|
UNITED KINGDOM CFTS, the body behind the UK’s national scheme for the Thorough Examination of forklifts, has issued a reminder to truck owners and operators not to overlook attachments.
Under UK ... [more]
|Rentals rise for holiday season|
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling is already seeing a pre-Christmas surge in demand for its short-term rental trucks - with three months still to go.
Zuzana Golisova, short term rental manager ... [more]
Yale boosts belt safety
- Surrey, United Kingdom
QuickPick Remote wins award
- New Bremen, OH, United States
Hyundai starts work on Euro HQ
- Tessenderlo, Belgium [more]
|Toyota adds three products|
UNITED STATES Toyota Industrial Equipment has introduced several new products to its customers and dealers, including a new reach truck, a new 80 volt electric forklift and a high-capacity IC forklift. ... [more]
|CeMAT RUSSIA ticks the boxes|
RUSSIA The four-day CeMAT RUSSIA 2015, which ended on Friday, 25 September, is being described by organisers as another success.
The event attracted 4,368 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors ... [more]
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|Maximal's A Series Forklift: Engineering for the Driver|
Maximal’s A Series 4-wheel Forklift, is based on the design concept of 'Engineering for the Driver'. Maximal engineers have focused on improving the comfort and safety for this new model, with every detail carefully designed for the driver. [more]
|New Big Joe equipment solutions coming in 2016|
Big Joe plans to continue its rapid product development initiative in North America with the launch of up to five new products by the end of 2016. [more]
|Weigh directly and accurately from the seat of your forklift Australasia News|
National Weighing & Instruments introduce the WT 25 / WT45 trade approved forklift scale, which allows you to weigh any product from 1kg to 2500kg accurately and confidently. [more]
|RICO introduces Pegasus ELITE series counterbalance|
Rico brings standardization to its newest four-wheel Pegasus ELITE series Counterbalance truck. The vehicle is designed based on Rico’s original heavy duty Pegasus Series foundation but in a standard chassis design and standard, industrial certified components. [more]
|HECHA FORKLIFT begins production of new electric forklift truck model|
HECHA FORKLIFT has begun production of completely redesigned models of 1.5 T-3.5 T electric forklifts, with a host of new safety and performance features as standard. The new models represent a step change in electric forklift performance and value. [more]
|New BOLZONI AURAMO Single Double Pallet Handler: Strong, Safe and Reliable|
Bolzoni is celebrating its 70th year anniversary and is proud to present the new Single Double Pallet Handler - DS-DK Series - to the North American market.
|Intermodal Europe to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in Hamburg!|
Intermodal Europe, the leading event dedicated exclusively to the container, transport and logistics industry, will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this November in Hamburg. [more]
|Fuel Cells Boosting Warehouse Productivity and Cost Savings|
Learn more about how fuel cells boost warehouse productivity and cost savings at 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar, the premier U.S. conference for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry, where researchers, companies, stakeholders and customers come together. [more]
|Shocks, Thrills and Eliminations: World Forklift League tonight|
World Forklift League, a unique, televised reality sports programme continues to heat up with the continuation of eliminations. Tonight the remaining 4 contestants compete in the Sugar Rush challenge. [more]
|Key practices for safer operations revealed 5 weeks from now|
Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our November 5th feature: 'Safety Plans'.
Safety policies on the work floor, forklift operator training programs, safety products, insurance options. Share your experiences/knowledge with the rest of the industry.
Got another angle or interest on Safety, let us know!
Join industry leaders in contributing: UniCarriers, CY.PAG Srl, Ausfork, SICK Inc., H & K Equipment and Orbit, and establish your company as an active participant in the push towards creating a lasting culture of safety in our workplaces.
To become a Forkliftaction feature contributor or for more info: send an email. [more]