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8 Expensive Warehouse Design Mistakes

Imagine your pre-work routine. If you’re a warehouse or distribution center manager, I bet it’s finely-tuned to be as efficient as possible. You probably don’t:

  • Brew your coffee in the kitchen but keep your coffee mugs in the garage
  • Store your socks in...
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7 Easy Ergonomic Fixes to Make Employees More Productive

Ergonomics is a term that gets thrown around a lot when talking about workstation setups. But why? What does it even mean? Is it actually beneficial or just another thing on the checklist?

The value of ergonomic workstations goes beyond meeting...

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Top 4 Reasons to Rent Vs. Buy a Forklift

Many people think the only reason to rent a forklift is to meet a temporary need. For example:

  • There’s a seasonal spike in business or a one-off job
  • A forklift that hasn’t been maintained properly has a major breakdown

The examples above are the most...

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Forklift vs. Auto Mechanic: Similar Jobs, Different Pay

Are you an auto mechanic looking for better pay and less repetitive work? We’re looking for friendly, helpful people who want to become forklift mechanics, or as we call them "forklift technicians." 

Basically, if you can work on a car, you can work on...

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The 7 Different Types of Forklifts (According to OSHA)

If you’re looking at forklifts for sale, you may have seen descriptions such as: counterbalanced lift trucks (class 4) or electric-powered rider trucks (class 1) and wondered, “what the heck?”OSHA’s classifications don’t always match the everyday terms...

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How to Move a Forklift With a Dead Battery - 3 Options

When your electric forklift has a dead battery, you have a few options.

  1. Use a bigger forklift to move the dead one
  2. Hook the dead forklift up to some car batteries
  3. Replace the dead forklift battery with a charged one

If your business is based in...

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When To Buy a Sit-Down vs. Stand-Up Forklift

A stand-up forklift can deliver massive productivity gains and spike profits, but stand-up forklifts aren't the best choice for every application. In this article, we’ll explain the two most common reasons to buy a stand-up forklift and cover the pros...

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How to Buy A Like-New Used Forklift

There are many reasons to buy a used forklift: you need equipment right away, you have a limited budget, etc. BUT  (some may argue) there are some reasons not to buy a used forklift, and hidden problems are at the top of that list.

Fair point, but a...

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8 Frequently-Replaced Clark Forklift Parts To Keep On Hand

Forklift parts are a little harder to get these days due to shipping delays and supply shortages caused by COVID-19. Avoid unnecessary downtime by keeping commonly-replaced forklift parts on hand.

Keep reading for a list of eight frequently-replaced...

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What is a Yard Truck and Why Are They Increasingly Popular?

Yard trucks, also known as yard jockeys, spotter trucks and terminal tractors, are designed to move trailers and cargo containers. These trucks are commonplace in ports, cross-docking terminals, truck terminals and other cargo yards, but an increasing...

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