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  • You wake up to a brutally cold winter morning. You hope your car starts. You get to work and then you hope your forklift starts. Winter comes with a whole slew of hassles specific to the season. How your equipment operates normally in the weather should not be on that list. Regardless of the forklift types in your fleet, here are some tips and tricks for fleet management in the brutal cold. Read on to learn how to maintain your fleet all year-round to avoid winter worries. 

  • Hopefully, you have emergency procedures in place to handle spills, fires, and other sudden issues. However, what many businesses forget is that you need a communication plan too. It's safety 101! Employees shouting at each other is going to cause even more panic and possible miscommunication. It's also important to notify shift supervisors and other managers. Of course, if it's a major issue requiring evacuation, everyone needs to be notified. How do you communicate during an emergency? Here are some tips.

  • The first cushion tire forklift came from as early as 1935 and could lift 6,000 lbs. Modern cushion tire forklift technology has improved tremendously since then. For example, the IC Cushion Platinum II has a load capacity up to 8,000 lbs.So, you now know what a standard forklift is, but what is a cushion tire forklift? Here is everything you need to know.