The latest news for the Material Handling Industry

  • Do you need to add an additional rough terrain forklift to your fleet? Here's what you should look for in an all-terrain forklift before buying one.


    Also known as a telehandler, the all-terrain forklift is like a regular warehouse forklift on steroids. 

    Simply put, rough terrain forklifts can handle just about anything you throw at 'em. They're built to operate on rough, uneven land, and in every other type of weather condition you could imagine. 


    Rough terrain forklifts are also the largest members of the forklift family. They can be found at port loading docks, recycling facilities, industrial operations of every sort, and on farms large and small. 


    When it comes to these large forklifts, the truth is they're just more versatile than types of lifts. So, if you're in the market to buy one, there's a lot to look for in the newest addition to your forklift fleet. 

  • Self-driving forklifts have been on the market since 2003. More than 15 years later autonomous forklifts are finally taking over the warehousing industry.


    Major companies such as Toyota, Crown, Jungheinrich, Kion, Hyster, Raymond, and Yale are building autonomous forklifts. Investing in autonomous forklifts now makes a lot of sense for many warehousing businesses. Artificial intelligence and guidance technology have caught up with needs and wants. We're living in the future. 


    Installing forklifts can reduce labor costs by 50 percent in the first year and 85 percent in the second year. Such incredible numbers are just one reason why self-driving forklifts are becoming the norm in warehouses across the US.


    At Carolina Industrial Trucks, we spend a lot of time thinking about forklifts! We're sharing some of that thinking with you here. Take a look at what we think you should know about autonomous forklifts.

  • According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), almost 100 people die in forklift accidents each year. Another 20,000 people are seriously injured as a result of forklift accidents.


    The sad truth is many of these deaths and injuries were avoidable. There are steps you can take to keep your employees safe. 


    Regularly inspecting your forklift to ensure it's in proper working order is the best way to avoid these deaths and injuries. These inspections should include the forklift forks.


    Why is it essential to inspect forklift forks specifically? How are inspections done on this part of forklifts? Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about inspecting your forklift's forks.