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Of course, everyone is safety-conscious and I’m sure all readers who operate materials handling equipment try to be vigilant every second they’re on duty.
However, concentration does slip from time to time, and things can go wrong. So it would come as no surprise that our readers have their fair share of ‘near misses’.
This week, we started a thread on our Discussion Forum for just this kind of story. Tell us about the time you narrowly escaped - and what could have gone seriously wrong had luck (or skill) not been on your side.
Join in the discussion here.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Trainer switches to Toyota Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Sydney-based training provider Tag Training recently took delivery of a Toyota 8FG 1.8 T counterbalance forklift to use in its warehousing and logistics courses. Tag already has a ... [more]
Manitou launches at Bathurst Australasia News
Bathurst Manitou launched its new MLT-X 732 at the V8 Supercar Bathurst 1000 on the weekend. The new telehandler was used for the lifting and recovery of the cars ... [more]
Cache buys fourth warehouse Australasia News
Singapore-based Cache Logistics Trust has added to its Australian portfolio with the purchase of a single-storey warehouse in Wacol, currently leased to Western Star Trucks Australia. The latest warehouse ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Haulotte sales fall
FRANCE French aerial work platform manufacturer Haulotte Group has reported a marked drop in sales for the last quarter. Consolidated sales fell 8% to EUR104 million (USD118 million), down from EUR113 ... [more]
Union City Forklift switches to Doosan
UNITED STATES Union City Forklift/ Lift Pro of Memphis has switched from TCM to Doosan, adding the brand at its Union City and Memphis branches. Doosan equipment will take its place ... [more]
Hyster appoints Eastern Lift Truck
UNITED STATES Hyster has appointed Eastern Lift Truck Company as an authorised dealer. Eastern Lift Truck is now the exclusive dealer for Hyster forklifts, parts and service in certain areas of Delaware, ... [more]
Liebherr lifts in Latin America
AUSTRIA The number of Liebherr mobile harbour cranes (LHM) in the Americas continues to rise, with recent deliveries across the range arriving in various countries. The most popular model ... [more]
Kalmar launches new truck for US
UNITED STATES Kalmar used the Breakbulk Exhibition in Houston for the North American launch of its DCG180-330 heavy forklift. The DCG180-330, which competes in the 18-33 T capacity sector, was launched ... [more]
TCM launches double decker forklift
GERMANY TCM has launched the SRD 200 double stacker forklift which has the ability to transport two pallets in every cycle, improving the turnover rate for cross-docking or loading/unloading. It ... [more]
Warehouse One chooses Flexi
UNITED KINGDOM Cheshire-based storage and distribution solutions specialist Warehouse One has upgraded its materials handling equipment with the introduction of Flexi AC articulated forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd. Two Flexis ... [more]
Konecranes wins Bolloré order
FINLAND Konecranes plans to start deliveries next year after receiving a repeat order for 13 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Bolloré Group. The cranes will be delivered to container ... [more]
FLTA names safety winner
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association has declared Nick Moore, stock and yard manager of Brett Landscaping and Building Products Ltd., winner of the first FLTA Safety Champion Award. ... [more]
Dealer’s ‘marathon’ fundraiser
UNITED STATES Forklifts of Des Moines & Omaha has raised more than USD11,000 for cancer research through a grueling run by chief financial officer Scott Mills. A three-time cancer survivor, Mills ... [more]
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Lencrow's Exclusive Addition in South Australia
Rough terrain forklift rental in Adelaide now includes the Bomaq exclusively through Lencrow Materials Handling. [more]
Baoli network shares aftersales knowledge
Service managers of European Baoli distributors share their experience during the aftersales meeting in Prague. [more]
Take your safety initiative to the next level
Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations and increased insurance premiums. BodyGuard® i-Tag system uses the latest technology to significantly reduce the risk of collision between moving vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace. [more]
HELI hosts 2015 Global Distributor Electric Products Conference
On Sep. 21st - Sep. 22nd 2015, the HELI global distributor electric products conference was held at its Hefei headquarters. 63 HELI distributors from all around the world participated in this event. [more]
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]
CeMAT ASIA 2015 Interprets Smart Logistics
The leading annual logistics event in the Asia-Pacific region - CeMAT ASIA 2015 will take place from 27 October. Themed “Smart Logistics - Digitalization and Automation”, the event has been historically expanded from the previous 3 halls to 4. [more]
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Coming up in 2015:
• SAFETY PLANS - 19 Nov 2015

Considering for 2016:
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In The Discussion Forums
"How the buyout Nissan/TCM plays out is yet to be seen - but have confidence that MHI/Nichiyu do have a plan that will unfold over time. One of the chief guiding principles of Japanese companies is they operate under the principle of a continuing Plan-See-Do process.".
johnr_j, United States
"It's good to hear that the Vollkswagon engine comply to all regulation , health of people who work with or around forklifts should always be the first priority no matter where you are in the world.".
exalt, United Arab Emirates
"I am an instructor in the UK, namely through RTITB and ITSSAR. Am i to assume that these qualifications are also not recognised and if so how would i go about converting them to Australian qualifications?".
TonytheTrainer, United Kingdom
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