When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?

Guide to when service and maintenance should be performed on a lift truck. Forklifts are required to have regular inspection and repair according to OSHA. This article explains some of the ins and outs of preventative maintenance on an industrial truck.

Materials Handling Trends in 2012

This article discusses the materials handling and warehousing trends for 2012: Labor cost containment and productivity, Lowering maintenance costs, Lowering energy costs, Environmental impact, and Financing flexibility. Topics covered include Fleet Optimization and Forklift design improvements.

Forklift Life Expectancy

How many years will my forklift last? How old will a forklift get before it needs to be retired and replaced? What helps a lift truck last longer? What shortens a fork truck’s life? How do I calculate a lift trucks’ total cost of ownership? What is the benchmark for maintenance and repair costs on a forklift? How many hours will a forklift run for before needing to be replaced? Can an electric forklift operate outside?