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The Benefits of Toyota Assist

At Toyota, we aim to increase the safety and productivity of your operations. This is where technology, such as Toyota Assist, comes into play.

How & When to Water Forklift Batteries

Forklift Battery Maintenance. It’s a chore, but it is necessary. In todays age, more than ever, proper battery watering methods are vital to reaching the full life expectancy of a forklift battery.

Helpful Guide to Understanding the Basics of Pallet Racking

Shelving for your warehouse can seem unnecessarily complicated for a very straightforward task. From the immense amount of different names for the same product to the handful of available styles, it can feel like a whirlwind trying to make an informed decision.

Helpful Guide to Forklift Tire Types

After you decide whether you need a cushion or a pneumatic forklift, then you'll know which of these tires is right for you.

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What Should You Know About Switching to Lithium Batteries?

Lithium batteries are the new buzzword in the material handling industry. With its increasing popularity, the market will certainly grow in the coming years. These batteries have pros and cons to consider before purchasing.

Guide for Best Practices on Forklift Battery Charging

Forklift battery charging: Simple right? Well, yes and no. Once a proper system is employed, it is fairly simple to keep it going. But the key is designing a proper system, with emphasis on the word proper.

Understanding Forklift Capacity

Forklift load capacity is important to understand when operating or purchasing new equipment. This article will explain the key points of load capacity to help clear things up.

Should you switch to Electric Forklifts?

Along with the rising demand for material handling equipment, the meteoric growth of electric forklifts is leading the way. Deciding if it is right for your business to switch to electric is a tough choice.

Can Motrec Tow Tractors Improve Your Bottom Line?

Learn about how the benefits of tow tractors for your daily operation . Plus, the tow tractor the features that can improve your efficiency and your cost savings.

Planned Maintenance Saves Money

While at first, it might seem counter-intuitive to spend money on "well visits" for your forklifts, aerial lifts, and dock levelers, overall, it is a very proactive strategy that saves your business money.

Cushion vs. Pneumatic: The Breakdown

There’s a common misnomer in the differences between cushion forklifts and pneumatic forklifts. It isn’t just the tires that are different. The sizes of the forklifts themselves are different too.

4 Advantages of Using Lithium-Ion Batteries for Forklifts?

Companies are transitioning to alternative energy solutions, such as lithium-ion batteries for forklifts. Learn the advantages of lithium.

10 Most Common Forklift Issues

A broken-down forklift can destroy a businesses productivity. We have identified ten common problem areas and ways to prevent them.

Helpful Guide to Planned Maintenance and Your Forklift

You’ve invested thousands of dollars into your forklifts for the company, and you rely on them daily to get the job done. The last thing you need is any unnecessary downtime to delay the job

Opportunity Charging Forklift Batteries - What is it?

Warehouses are turning to opportunity charging to allow them to work more efficiently. The improvement of battery technology has allowed the opportunity to become a common practice.

Ultimate Guide to Electric vs. LPG, Which forklift is best for you?

When shopping for a new or used forklift, you’ll encounter several options, 4-wheel or 3-wheel, pneumatic or cushion tires, propane or electric?

Aerial Lift Basics: The Boom Lift

The telehandler is an outdoor lifting machine that is incredibly versatile because you can fit it with different attachments.

The Ultimate Guide to Used Forklift Sales

We laid out everything you need to know when buying a used forklift.

Aerial Lift Basics: Scissor Lifts

A scissor lift is a type of motorized aerial work platform that allows people to enter inaccessible areas due to height. Scissor lifts are lightweight, easy to move, and safe.

Forklift Lease Benefits

To remain competitive, our customers who take advantage of our leasing options avoid getting stuck with out-of-date equipment that can hurt productivity.

Forklift Operator Training: Lessen Your Chance of Accidents

Did you know that there are approximately 66,500 accidents involving forklifts every year? Did you know it was a federal law to have all your operators certified?

Aerial Lift Basics: Telehandlers

The telehandler is an outdoor lifting machine that is incredibly versatile because you can fit it with different attachments.

Toyota Remains The Number One Forklift in the World

Toyota is the number one forklift manufacturer in the world for 2019/2020

How Long Will a Forklift Last?

The average lifespan of a forklift is 10,000 hours. It's also important to mention it's common to see forklifts last more than 20,000 hours from higher-quality brands such as Toyota.

7 Safety Tips for a Safer Workplace

June is National Safety Month, and on June 11th, we celebrated National Forklift Safety Day. For us, forklift safety doesn't just fall on one day, and safety, in general, is a year-round thing, not just one month.

Accident? It Wasn’t Me…

Calling all warehouse/operation/service/safety managers! Stop me if this has happened to you before. One of your forklifts is involved in an accident. The product is lost. The racking needs to be replaced. There is mild damage to the forklift. Someone may be hurt.

Safety Refresher

There is no better time than National Forklift Safety Day for a refresher on forklift safety, so without further ado here, it is: In this piece, we are going to focus on four main areas where things can go wrong: pedestrians, lifting a load, large-sized loads, and noticing signs of problems before they arise.

OSHA & It’s Effect on Workplace Safety

Everybody is entitled to a safe workplace. To this end, there was an agency established that oversaw the requirement that employers provide working conditions to their employees that are free of known dangers. The agency responsible for enforcing such regulations is called the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA.

Stay Safe on the Job During the Rainy Season

Winter has come and gone, and we move on to another season that brings safety concerns when operating your forklifts outdoors.

Handy Guide to Winter Weather and Your Forklift Tires

Winter is here, and we want to ensure your forklift tires are ready to handle the grueling weather. Like there is no specialty tire for your car, there isn't one for your forklift.

Winter is Coming, Are Your Lift Trucks Prepared?

With the chilly winter months closing in on us, it’s time to ensure your equipment and workers are prepared. The cold takes its toll on everything from the machines to those operating them.

Beginners Guide to Reach Trucks

Reach trucks are the perfect solution for those that need to get down narrow aisles or those who want to make their warehouse more space-efficient by narrowing their aisles. You can ride the truck by standing inside or walking behind it.

Does My Facility Need a Stand-Up Forklift?

Learn about the benefits of a stand-up forklift and what applications it is built for.

3 Signs It’s Time for New Forklift Tires

This post is about identifying whether or not you need new forklift tires and some signs that maybe a replacement should be in your near future. When discussing forklift tire replacement, one must certainly know what type of tire they have.

How to Know When It’s Time for New Forks for your Forklift

To the average person a set of forks will look as good as new if they haven’t sustained any obvious physical damage. The truth is wear begins the first day of use, and at some point, the forks will need to be replaced.

MyToyota Store: Order Toyota Forklift Parts Online

Ordering forklift parts has never been simpler. Learn how to order parts online using the My Toyota Store.

2019 Toyota Tundra Food Drive

We brought a small fleet of forklifts to Citizens Bank Park to help feed 90,000 people in Philadelphia.

Fleet Management Systems: Empowering Managers!

What don’t fleet management systems provide related to safety and managerial assistance? These systems help store the OSHA daily checklist, control operator access, provide critical event safety shutdowns, and offer detailed interactive reporting.

Ports, Rail Yards, No Job is Too Big For Our Trucks

Shipping containers require special equipment to get the job done right and promptly. Toyota's line of THD (Toyota Heavy Duty) equipment is designed to give you the max lift potential for any type.

Welcome to the NEW ToyotaLift Northeast!

A new name with the same great customer service! Toyotalift Northeast is the new kid on the block, comprised of material handling companies with years of experience providing businesses with top-of-the-line equipment and service.

Fleet Management Systems: Improving Your Bottom Line

Think of fleet management systems as your eyes, ears, and authority in action 24/7. They can automatically shut down forklifts being abused, automate the OSHA checklist, capture proof of who is responsible for accidents, and report vital utilization information.

Fully Stocked Vans: At Your Service

Trying to diagnose a forklift issue over the phone is somewhat like looking into a crystal ball more often than not. That’s why we have an enormous fleet of factory-certified technicians equipped with vans capable of handling a wide range of forklifts, aerial lifts, or other material-handling equipment issues.

2020 Section 179 Tax Deduction

Learn all you need to know about the 2020 Section 179 Deduction for equipment purchases.

3 Reasons to Adopt Warehouse Automation

Learn the benefits of adopting automation in your warehouse operation.

Truck Restraints: The Skinny

Truck restraints are a very convenient way to satisfy the OSHA requirement that something prevents trailer creep.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The Future is Closer Than You Think

Joe Robinson of CSI Material Handling hit the road and headed to our nation's capital to take in a session of congress focused on the future. It might not have been a session one would be expected, as it had nothing to do with Russia, North Korea, or the current administration.