Man Charged with DUI After Stealing Forklift to Recover Crashed Pickup

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A 21-year-old Alaskan man was charged with felony driving under the influence and felony theft after allegedly stealing a forklift then driving it more than three miles to recover a pickup truck he had crashed earlier.

The incident occurred about 5:50 a.m. Monday, March 30, when an Alaskan Railroad worker called police to report a man driving a forklift down Illinois Street in Fairbanks,…

Parents of Baby Killed by Forklift Rally to Save Their Business

Baby Angus Blackley.

On the wall of a back office at Blackley Automotive hangs the portrait of a smiling baby. Angus Blackley would have just turned one year old last month had he not been tragically killed four months ago after being accidentally run over by a forklift driven by his own father.

The boy’s death was a shocking blow for his parents¬†– Sam and Brodie Blackley — as well as for the entir…

New ‘Mini’ Forklift Perfect for Tight Spaces

When it comes to industrial equipment, bigger isn’t always better. Using the world’s largest forklift isn’t practical for every job. Sometimes you need something small.

Like, really small.

Introducing the new “Mini” AC Electric Three Wheel Forklift from Starke Material Handling. This lightweight, narrow aisle forklift is perfect for fitting into small spaces and maneuvering in tight…

Make Your Forklift Look Brand New with a Fresh Paint Job

Should I Rent or Buy a Forklift?

In most industrial settings, it doesn’t take long for a forklift to begin to look a bit battered and worn. But regardless of its condition, you can make your forklift look years younger simply by giving it a fresh coat of paint.

Know the Rules

Before you paint your forklift, you need to be aware of a couple of relevant rules from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. First,…

How to Win the Next Forklift Rodeo

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Forklift rodeos have become an increasingly popular way to test driver skills, promote safety in the workplace, and offer some fun, friendly competition at the same time.

Some competitions are sponsored by trade schools or manufacturing organizations, while others are conducted in-house. Some companies are large enough to hold their own forklift rodeos where they pit drivers from different…

Forklift Museum Seeking Donations to Fund Expansion

Rough terrain forklift

The National Fork Truck Heritage Center, located in Derbyshire, England, is the world’s only museum dedicated exclusively to forklifts.

The museum features many rare and historic forklifts and chronicles toe evolution of the industrial vehicles from their origins with the US railroad companies to their influence on materials handling and industry today.

A Life Among Forklifts


Forklifts Should Only Be Used as Intended

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Forklifts are powerful machines whose hydraulic lifts can transport loads weighing thousands of pounds from one point to another. When they are fitted with various attachments, they can carry various types of loads such as barrels, carpet rolls, and other unusually shaped objects.

But forklifts should never be used for purposes for which they were never intended. For example, when a forklift…

Brooklyn Grocer Fined $42,000 in Worker’s Forklfit Death

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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has completed its investigation into an fatal forklift accident that killed a worker on National Forklift Safety Day.

Moisha’s Kosher Discount Supermarket, in Brooklyn, New York, was fined $42,000 in connection with the incident, citing the company’s failure to provide proper training to its employees and the misuse of its equipment.


Expand the Life of Your Reconditioned Forklift with Daily Inspections

hyster wireless forklift monitoring system

For most industries, forklifts are an important and critical part of daily operations. So when forklifts are running poorly, are inefficient or are out of service altogether, it can have a direct impact on the bottom line.

Regularly scheduled maintenance is recommended so that any forklift can perform optimally and provide the most benefit to the business it supports. But to get even mor…

What Was Life Like Before Forklifts?

class one forklift

Forklifts are an essential part of any warehouse, manufacturing facility or other business in which products are moved quickly and efficiently. But believe it or not, they are a relatively new tool and weren’t widely used up until about 70 years ago.

The first rudimentary forklifts were first introduced just after the turn of the 20th Century, at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Prior…

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