Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to participate in National Forklift Safety Day this June 11. Founded and sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ICA) NFSD promotes and brings awareness to the importance of keeping safety in all operations as the number one prerogative.
Shoppa’s Material Handling recognizes the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day, an event that educates customers, government officials and policymakers about the importance of proper operator training and the safe use of forklifts.
Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), this event will take place Tuesday, June 13, in Washington, D.C., along with other manufacturers and industrial companies. Forklift dealers, distributors and manufacturers around the country will also hold local events promoting forklift safety that day.
Prepare yourself and your equipment because Old Man Winter is coming. Don’t let the wintry weather freeze your operations. It is important to winterize your forklifts and other material handling equipment to make sure your fleet is ready to thaw the freeze. Winter is a peak time for productivity for many businesses. So why risk avoidable equipment breakdowns and lost productivity when you can prevent them?
Winter weather can and will wreak havoc on your forklift fleet if precautions are not taken. Winters are harsh on forklifts and operators, but when proper preparation and maintenance is performed your business will profit from unnecessary mechanical failures and lost production.
Shoppa’s stays very busy reducing operational costs and increasing productivity for their customers. But on National Forklift Safety Day, it gives Shoppa’s the opportunity to take a step back and highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training.
National Forklift Safety Day is an event sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association held once a year. Its intent is to provide the material handling industry the opportunity to educate customers about safe forklift operation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2011 to 2014, 261 workers were killed in forklift accidents, where the industrial truck was the primary cause.
We want our customers to take precautions for the possible dangers when operating forklifts and other material handling equipment. To facilitate this, we offer professional operator training courses.
Forklifts are not a low-cost component of warehouse operations. In fact, the cost of the equipment coupled with the cost of maintenance, make material handling equipment one of the biggest cost factors to your business operations. That does not even factor in the loss of productivity from any equipment breakdown downtime.
When your forklift is in need of maintenance or repair, make sure you insist on original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts. The same reason you selected a Toyota forklift are the same reasons you want to make sure all service work utilizes Toyota Genuine Parts.
Today forklift owners have options, this is especially true when the time comes to replace worn out or broken parts. There are many options out there to choose from when buying replacement parts, making the best decision can become frustrating. Replacement parts can be manufactured by a number of parts manufacturers and distributed for sale in variety of ways.
When it comes to maintaining productivity and efficiency, it is common knowledge that a consistently maintained lift truck will outperform the rest and will provide you with outstanding results.
It’s no secret that your lift trucks work hard for you, maximizing on uptime and maintaining productivity. That means if a unit goes down, your productivity also takes a hit. Don’t let downtime bring you down.
Invest in Shoppa’s Planned Maintenance program, a 72-point general forklift service that aims to extend your equipment lifespan while troubleshooting potential problems and eliminating excessive downtime caused by sudden lift truck failures.