avoid common forklift accidents

Common Forklift Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Without proper safety precautions, operator training or handling techniques, forklifts can be a hazard in your workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 96,000 forklift accidents occur each year. Below are the three main causes of injuries related to forklifts and how you can address them: 1. Forklift Overturns One of the most…

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4 Ways Multi-Directional Forklifts Will Improve Your Warehouse Operations

Multi-directional forklifts allow movement in four directions letting your operators work with more flexibility in tight spaces. Their axles rotate completely and move the vehicle forward, backward or side-to-side. This added functionality provides a more comprehensive solution for many operational needs, especially those with confined, narrow aisle warehouse. Here are four benefits of a multi-directional…

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Signs to Replace Your Forklift Brakes

Having functional forklift brakes is crucial for employee safety and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Recognizing the signs that indicate a need for brake replacement can help you maintain optimal functionality. Here are three signs that indicate it’s time to replace your forklift brakes: 1. Reaching the End of Service Life Brakes…

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benefits of forklift training

Benefits of Forklift Training

Your warehouse operators must be trained and certified to use forklifts per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition to this requirement, continual forklift training teaches your employees how to operator lift trucks safely, productively and helps reduce workplace accidents. Learning about the advantages of training helps you understand why it is so…

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growth of the material handling equipment market

The Growth of the Material Handling Equipment Market

Over the past several years, the material handling industry has drastically changed with advancements in technology and global trade with increased demands for streamlined processes. As the market grows, warehouse managers need to adapt to current trends to have a competitive edge and keep up with consumer expectations. Learning about material handling and forklift market…

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Ensuring Forklift Safety: A Crucial Element for Efficient & Secure Operations

In any material handling business, forklift operators play a vital role, but their job comes with inherent risk. Without the implementation of proper safety practices, accidents can occur, resulting in employee injury, costly repairs and lost time. Therefore, prioritizing forklift safety is essential for maintaining an efficient and secure operation. The importance of Forklift Operators…

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How to Prevent Lift Truck Damage

Lift trucks are a necessary component for your warehouse to stay productive and meet your operational goals. However, when these essential pieces of equipment get damaged or go out from an unexpected breakdown it can cause a ripple effect into your operations. Minimizing the risk of damage to equipment, product and pallets will help save…

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How Renting Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Can Save Your Business Time and Money

Is it better to rent equipment or buy what you need? Determining the best answer to this question can be challenging if your business depends on mobile elevated work platforms like scissor lifts and boom lifts. You want to ensure the equipment meets your job site requirements and allows you to perform tasks quickly and…

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CTE Recognized as a US Best Managed Company for Third Year in a Row

CTE Recognized as a US Best Managed Company for Third Year in a Row CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 10 — CTE is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2023 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte* Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their…

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5 Ways to Boost Material Handling Productivity

In today’s ambitious business environment, companies should utilize every resource available to advance and keep up with competition. Operations need to run efficiently to distribute goods and materials through the warehouse and out the door as quickly as possible. Many businesses rely on forklifts and other types of material handling equipment in their day-to-day operations….

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Avoiding Common Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accidents

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, also referred to as boom lifts, scissor lifts, MEWPs and formerly Aerial Work Platforms, are used in construction, maintenance, and repair work and enable crews to perform tasks at greater heights. If not used properly, lift equipment can be hazardous. While JLG, Genie, and other leading manufacturers incorporate advanced safety features…

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Common Signs That Your Forklift Needs Service

You need your forklift to work correctly for you, all day, every day. Over time, the constant lifting, loading, unloading, and transporting can take a toll on your trucks. This means regular service is required to keep your material handling fleet in peak operating condition, ultimately maximizing its life span. Scheduling planned maintenance is another…

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