Read the latest from ToyotaLift Northeast. We put together guides and articles designed to educate our customers on all things related to forklifts and products used in warehouses.
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's right for your business to make the switch to electric is a tough choice.
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 on the subject.
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.
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 for any unnecessary downtime to prevent the job from getting done.
Winter is here and we want to make sure your forklift tires are ready to handle the grueling weather. Now the question of is there a specialty tire for your forklift like there is for cars leaves you with the answer of, no.
Ports, Rail Yards, No Job is Too Big For Our Trucks
Shipping containers require special equipment to get the job done right and in a timely manner. Toyota’s line of THD (Toyota Heavy Duty) equipment is designed to give you the max lift potential for any types
A new name, with the same great customer service! Toyotalift Northeast is the new kid on the block, that’s comprised of material handling companies with years of experience providing businesses with top of the line equipment and service.
There is no better time than on 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.
Calling all warehouse / operations / 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. Racking needs to be replaced. There is mild damage to the forklift. Possibly someone is hurt
Reach trucks, 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. A reach truck can be ridden in while operators stand or can be walked behind.
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.
What don’t fleet management systems provide in terms of safety and managerial assistance? These systems once installed take care of storing the OSHA daily checklist, they control operator access, provide critical event safety shutdowns, and offer detailed interactive reporting.
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 forklift, aerial lift, or other material handling equipment issues.
Fleet Management Systems: Improving Your Bottom Line
Think of fleet management systems like 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.
Forklift Battery Maintenance. It’s a chore, but it really is necessary. In today’s age more than ever proper battery watering methods are vital to reaching the full life expectancy of a forklift battery.
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 considering that statement as it had nothing to do with Russia, North Korea, or the current administration.
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.
The Forklift, A Fully Customizable Productivity Machine
Ah, the forklift. A machine that’s been around for more than 100 years. Something many people don’t know is that those 100-plus years have led to enormous amounts of innovation which has resulted in innumerable customization possibilities.
While at first, it might seem counter-intuitive to spend money on “well visits” for your forklifts, aerial lifts, and dock levelers, in the long run it a very proactive strategy that saves your business money.
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, which is better known as the OSHA.
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 as long as 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.