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This week saw industry leaders in the US marking the third annual National Forklift Safety Day.
It is a great initiative of the Industrial Truck Association and serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and government about forklift operating safety practices.
But while the event has come a long way in three years, there is still a long way to go. Importantly, safety is a global issue, and the focus should now turn to creating a worldwide forklift safety day. Indeed, the current event chairman, UniCarriers' head James Radous III, told Forkliftaction News at CeMAT earlier this month that he'd like to see the event go global. Given the number of global brands that already support the event and the safety efforts of organisations like the UK Forklift Truck Association, we would hope that this idea takes off and maybe next year we'll be able to mark the first Global Forklift Safety Day.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Kalmar and NTP expand relationship Australasia News
Adeliade, SA Kalmar and national materials handling company NTP Forklifts Australia have announced an extension of their existing partnership.      NTP Forklifts Australia is now Kalmar’s exclusive authorised dealer ... [more]
Makinex wins Good Design award Australasia News
Artarmon, NSW Makinex Construction Products recently won the inaugural Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design. Makinex submitted its powered hand truck to the annual Good Design Awards, which promote the ... [more]
Australia Post links with Aramex Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Australia Post and global parcel express delivery and logistics company Aramex have agreed to form a strategic e-commerce alliance that will “open emerging world markets to Australian businesses and online ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Industry 4.0 presents opportunities
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz This year’s CeMAT theme of Smart Supply Chain Solutions was evident in several autonomous shuttle systems and robot solutions for intralogistics showcased in one of the three ... [more]
Industry rallies for safety
Industry leaders helped mark the third annual National Forklift Safety Day with a number of events around the US. National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD), sponsored by the Industrial Truck ... [more]
Briggs rebrands defence unit
UNITED KINGDOM In recognition of the ever-changing landscape within the defence industry, Briggs Equipment is rebranding its specialist division, Defence Logistic Support (DLS), as Briggs Defence. Briggs Defence specialises in engineering ... [more]
BITA renames academy
UNITED KINGDOM BITA Academy, the industry-led organisation that delivers apprenticeships in materials handling equipment engineering, has changed its name to F-TEC (Forklift Training Engineering Centre). The name change is part of ... [more]
Haulotte welcomes Japanese dealer
FRANCE French Haulotte Group has welcomed a new dealer from Japan, Nishio Rent All Co., Ltd, to its network. The new dealership was inducted during a two-day product and sales ... [more]
Movers & shakers
Kalmar, Intelligrated [more]
Material Handling Education Foundation announces scholarships
UNITED STATES The board of directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) has announced its 2016/17 winners who collectively receive USD116,460 in scholarships. For 40 years, MHEFI has supported ... [more]
UniCarriers recognises sales achievers
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has recognised its top sales professionals during its annual Pack for the Sun Event. More than 60 sales and aftermarket parts professionals from US ... [more]
UK warehousing award finalists announced
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced the finalists for this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing. The winners will be announced at UKWA’s Awards for Warehousing Lunch, which takes ... [more]
DIECI doesn’t raise a sweat in Antarctica
ITALY Italian materials handling equipment maker DIECI boasts that its equipment can handle the most challenging environments. It cites King George Island in the Antarctic as one of the locations ... [more]
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Peter Harvey: Renting? Avoid the ups and downs
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PosiCharge by AeroVironment Promotes National Forklift Safety Day
National Forklift Safety Day is an important opportunity each year for companies to highlight the safe use of forklifts and support equipment, including batteries and chargers. [more]
EP-INNOVATION showed a remarkable sign at CeMAT Germany 2016
EP presented new ideas at this global industry show, while focusing on innovation in stock picking narrow aisle vehicles, compact design warehouse equipment and last-mile solutions. [more]
TVH: All Parts, All Makes Australasia News
TVH will be present once again at CeMAT Australia, which will be held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Melbourne Victoria. See us Stand E2. [more]
Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision
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]
TVH launches online forklift museum
On this interactive platform forklift enthusiasts can share and rate pictures of vintage forklifts and read the latest updates about The website is an initiative from TVH and the Hungarian company Pagat Gold. [more]
PosiCharge by AeroVironment Promotes National Forklift Safety Day
EP-INNOVATION showed a remarkable sign at CeMAT Germany 2016
TVH: All Parts, All Makes
Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision
TVH launches online forklift museum
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