News Edition #1091 - 25 August 2022

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We're used to seeing our news dominated by German companies, so this week's geographic spread of news is quite unusual.
We have stories from the Maldives, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan among the offerings in this newsletter.
And instead of the usual new product announcements, there are some end-user reports of a few significant purchases as well as some dealer/distributor developments.
Finally, this has to be a first: a forklift driver with ambitions to lift the MS Great Britain title!
We hope you enjoy the editorial mixed bag.


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Freightlancer and Loadshift merge  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Heavy haulage marketplaces Freightlancer and Loadshift have announced an official merger. Both platforms will merge under the Loadshift banner, forming Australia’s largest transport marketplace which has delivered over 125...

Forklift finance rises – CBA  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Forklift finance is among the biggest growth areas for Commonwealth Bank, according to FY22 data. A record number of Australian businesses invested in new equipment and machinery last financial...

Hear about fork truck safety requirements, including recent changes and trends, operational safety and fork truck licensing requirements. Plus, see an onsite demonstration of equipment and Australian standards from Australian Forklift & Industrial Truck Association.

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Forklift buyers need to brace for a new pricing model – dynamic pricing. Dynamic pricing is a model that uses flexible prices instead of fixed ones. Prices vary based on...

Bobcat expands in Sweden  Gothenburg, Sweden

Bobcat Sverige AB, the authorised dealer for Bobcat in Sweden, has announced a new collaboration with Nordkust Maskin AB for the sales and service of the entire Bobcat range...

Dematic and Dexterity partner  Redwood City, CA, United States

Dematic has announced a strategic partnership with warehouse robotics provider Dexterity to offer full-task robotics as part of Dematic intelligent automation solutions.  This marks the next step in a...

KION adds Dominican Republic dealer  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Condal Trade Dominicana (CTD), part of the CTB group, Condal Trade Barcelona, S.A., has joined the KION North America dealer network.  CTD operates in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic...

James Hall invests in new forklifts  Preston, United Kingdom

James Hall & Co. has continued to invest in new forklifts and picking trucks at its Preston-based SPAR Distribution Centre. Three new Linde R20 forklift trucks have been purchased on...

Maldives Ports grows fleet  Malé, Maldives

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has placed an order for three Kalmar T2i terminal tractors. The order, which also includes two years of access to Kalmar Insight, will be delivered...

Tyson Foods automates expanded plant  Caseyville, IL, United States

Tyson Foods has broken ground on a multi-million-dollar expansion project in Illinois which will add another 170,000 sqft. (1,600 sqm) to their plant.  Tyson officials say the expansion could...

VIA and TMHT use AI for safety  Taipei, Taiwan

VIA Technologies and Toyota Material Handling Taiwan have announced a partnership to jointly promote the VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System in Taiwan. It features AI people detection and driver...

Forklift driver eyes Ms Great Britain title  Cribbs Causeway, United Kingdom

A forklift driver has her eye on the Ms Great Britain title this year. Mum-of-two Emma-Jay Webber, 40, has been taking part in beauty contests since 2016 when her...
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The Backbone® is an ANSI/ITSDF compliant safety attachment that will protect your standup forklift operators from underride.
Bakers Forklift Services Ltd (BFS), steel fabricators specialising in forklift, plant and agricultural machinery fabrications, are now offering a great “One Time” business opportunity.
HC Forklift America Corporation reports on their success after attending the The Logistics World Summit and Expo 2022 on 17 August, 2022.

Automatic welding robot lines, specially designed for forklift welding, have recently been installed successfully at the UN Forklift factory.
LiftEx 2022 takes place on 5-6 October 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland.
IMHX 2022 is the biggest week of the year for the professionals who manage, operate and optimise supply chains across the UK, and will take place from 6 – 8 September at the NEC, Birmingham.
Home Delivery World is the industry-defining conference and exhibition for last mile logistics in the US and abroad, and will be held from August 31st to September 1st at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Oxford Dictionaries pin-points the earliest find of the word 'selfie' on an internet forum in Australia in 2002 when a young man described his self-portrait photograph. This fits in with a tendency in Australian English to shorten words to a cute, slangy version that ends on 'ie'.

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An all-inclusive forklift training business? Can do!
Sunita Pidair
In January this year, WORK SAFE Training was awarded the Consumers Choice Award in Business Excellence in Health and Safety in the Toronto Region. CEO and founder Sunita Pidair talks about building an inclusive forklift training company from the ground up.



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