News Edition #988 - 20 August 2020
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Most organisations have a lot on their plate at the moment. COVID-19 has placed a strain on operations, supply lines, sales and, not least, personnel.
But as our Safety First blog this week points out, routine tasks cannot be overlooked just because of the unprecedented circumstances. Fleet managers need to make sure that all operators are following procedures and maintaining safe practices at all times.
The expert advocates refresher training for operators - just as you would do in normal circumstances. But obviously, that training needs to be re-evaluated because of COVID-19 restrictions, so you'll need to ensure that you aren't introducing a new risk when you send your drivers for instruction.
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Toll Global Express will lease a site in Victoria's Braeside Industrial Estate. Toll has secured the last vacant speculative tenancy in the 23-hectare estate. Toll's facility includes a 10,193...
One of Victoria's largest landscaping businesses has added five new Toyota Huski skid steer loaders to its fleet. Warrandale Industries, a family-run business based in Scoresby, Victoria, has relied...
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KION Group is expanding its business in China and has begun work on the construction of an additional plant for the production of counterbalance trucks in Jinan in Shandong...
An emergency payment pause from JCB has provided a lifeline to Arnold Plant Hire, which has been affected by the national COVID-19 lockdown. Like many businesses, Arnold was forced...
Snorkel distributor Ahern Iberica is expanding its product portfolio as the new official distributor for Dinolift Oy in Spain and Portugal. Dinolift Oy is a Finnish company which produces...
Narrow Aisle Ltd has secured a contract to supply a fleet of its latest electric-powered Flexi LiTHiON articulated forklifts to Samsung Mexicana. The forklifts will be deployed at the...
LiuGong North America's dealer expansion program continues, with the appointment of Universal Lift Systems in Arizona. Universal, of Goodyear, Arizona offers forklift services, rentals and sales of used materials...
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America recognised - Buford, GA, United States
Riekes Equipment wins dealer award - Omaha, NE, United States
AmeraMex wins $200K order - Chico, CA, United States
Flux completes listing - Vista, CA, United States
KION has appointed HTX Material Handling as a dealer in the Houston area of Texas. HTX offers Linde, Baoli and Dematic products alongside equipment from MasterMover and Haulotte. Managing...
Caterpillar dealer Thompson Machinery has invested USD15 million in Thompson's Station, Tennessee to capitalise on the local construction boom. "Customer demand for new, used and rental machines continues to...
The Propane Education & Research Council has released a forklift safety video, adding to its existing collection of online safety resources. The video features safety tips narrated by a propane...
It wasn't quite the intended use of an aerial work platform, but in COVID-19 times, tools find new uses. According to a report on WTVY, Starkville woman Jane Seale...
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Lisman Forklifts, international wholesaler of used materials handling equipment, is reducing its inventory of forklift trucks, reach trucks, materials handling and lifting equipment located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Timed Online Auction Ending Wednesday 26th August From 2:00PM MYT (GMT +8).
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