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Blog post - Five Reasons to Purchase a New Forklift

Five Reasons to Purchase a New Forklift

November 30th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

A forklift is an indispensable piece of equipment for any business that needs to move heavy materials around. If you are in the market for a forklift, here are five...

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Blog post - Ten FAQs About CARB’s New Forklift Regulations

Ten FAQs About CARB’s New Forklift Regulations

November 29th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently proposed its plan to phase out sales of all new gas-powered forklifts in the state by the end of 2026. This move is...

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Blog post - California’s New Forklift Regulations

California’s New Forklift Regulations

November 29th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make California's air cleaner, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced plans to ban sales of all new forklifts in the state that...

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Blog post - Four Reasons to Rent a Forklift

Four Reasons to Rent a Forklift

November 7th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

If you are in the market for a forklift, you may wonder if you should buy or rent one. Both sides have pros and cons, but in general, renting a...

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Blog post - Six Must-Have Safety Devices for Your Forklift 

Six Must-Have Safety Devices for Your Forklift 

October 31st, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Forklifts are a common sight in warehouses and factories across the country. They are essential pieces of equipment for moving heavy items around safely. However, forklifts can be dangerous if...

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Blog post - FAQs About Ending a Lease

FAQs About Ending a Lease

October 12th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Is the lease on your material handling equipment ending soon? We answer all our frequently asked questions about ending a lease with TICF here. Find out what options are available...

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Blog post - FAQs About Renting vs. Buying a Forklift

FAQs About Renting vs. Buying a Forklift

August 31st, 2022  | 
RentalsResource Center/BLOG

Deciding whether to rent or buy material handling equipment is a crucial decision. There is a lot to consider, and the process might leave you with more questions than answers....

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Blog post - FAQs About Leasing a Forklift

FAQs About Leasing a Forklift

August 19th, 2022  | 
Financial ServicesResource Center/BLOG

Leasing a forklift is an excellent alternative to buying new or used material handling equipment. There are many advantages to leasing, including buying at the end of the lease or...

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Blog post - Which Tora-Max Electric Walkie is Right for You?

Which Tora-Max Electric Walkie is Right for You?

July 31st, 2022  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOG

If you are in the market for a Toyota Tora-Max Electric Walkie Pallet Jack, there are two choices – the regular walkie and the compact walkie. Let’s look at the...

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Blog post - Top 4 Internal Combustion Forklifts

Top 4 Internal Combustion Forklifts

July 8th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Toyota offers a full line of material handling equipment including hand pallet jacks, electric forklifts, Internal Combustion (IC) forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, hand pallet jacks and stackers, and more....

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Blog post - Toyota’s Top 5 Electric Forklifts

Toyota’s Top 5 Electric Forklifts

June 30th, 2022  | 
Electric ForkliftsReach TrucksResource Center/BLOG

Toyota Forklift dealers have the industry's most comprehensive material handling solutions. From a single forklift to an entire fleet, Toyota's quality, durability, reliability, and value are built-in thanks to advanced...

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Blog post - Nine Forklift Products for Workplace Safety  

Nine Forklift Products for Workplace Safety  

June 14th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGTraining

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the top five places people get injured in the warehouse are docks, forklifts, conveyors, materials and storage, and mechanical lifting and handling.   A...

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Blog post - 11 Tips to Increase Forklift Safety

11 Tips to Increase Forklift Safety

June 13th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGTraining

It's no secret that forklift safety is essential for operators and pedestrians. These frightening statistics from The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show just how crucial it is:   OSHA's...

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Blog post - What is a Forklift Provider Facility Energy Audit and Why do I Need One?

What is a Forklift Provider Facility Energy Audit and Why do I Need One?

June 5th, 2022  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOG

A facility energy audit is an opportunity to have an experienced, trusted representative from your local material handling solutions provider come to your facility and look for opportunities where you...

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Blog post - Signs Your Forklift Should Retire

Signs Your Forklift Should Retire

May 29th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGUsed Forklifts

Your forklifts put in work day-in and day-out moving product and lifting and moving your business forward. The day will come when you lose time and money because the truck...

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Blog post - What is a Site Survey and What can it Tell You About Your Operations?

What is a Site Survey and What can it Tell You About Your Operations?

May 15th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOG

What is a Site Survey? A site survey is when a trained warehouse consultant visits a workspace to help maximize the business’ workplace through racking, equipment, and a multitude of...

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Blog post - Which Forklift Energy Source is Right for Your Shift Cycle?

Which Forklift Energy Source is Right for Your Shift Cycle?

April 30th, 2022  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOG

Do your forklifts ever get a break? And for how long? This is one of the most important factors in determining the right energy source for your forklifts. And it...

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Blog post - A Guide to High-Capacity Forklift Attachments

A Guide to High-Capacity Forklift Attachments

April 25th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOG

Not all customers have to move heavy loads, but sometimes they have to move things such as tires, coils, or misshapen objects that can’t be moved using traditional forks. In...

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Blog post - What Does it Mean to be a President’s Award Winner?

What Does it Mean to be a President’s Award Winner?

April 18th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

We’re excited to announce we’ve won the prestigious 2021 TOYOTA FORKLIFT President’s Award – but what does it mean?   It means a lot to us; here’s what it means...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Pallet Racking

Ask the Expert Series: Pallet Racking

March 30th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Got questions about which pallet rack system is suitable for your application? We have answers. In this post of our Ask the Expert Series, Director of Sales and Marketing Anthony...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Warehouse Slotting

Ask the Expert Series: Warehouse Slotting

March 14th, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Order fulfillment times have a direct correlation to customer satisfaction and overall profits. Both are at risk if you do not have a well-thought-out slotting process in your warehouse or...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Order Picking Solutions

Ask the Expert Series: Order Picking Solutions

February 21st, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

It is no secret that managing a warehouse or distribution center today is a challenge, especially if you rely on manual processes. Adding order fulfillment technologies can help.   In this...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Cube Utilization  

Ask the Expert Series: Cube Utilization  

February 1st, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Do you want to get more out of your warehouse space, save money and be more efficient? Maximizing your warehouse cube utilization is the key.   In this part of our...

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Blog post - What’s New in 2022? Twenty-Two New Forklifts 

What’s New in 2022? Twenty-Two New Forklifts 

January 21st, 2022  | 
Electric ForkliftsReach TrucksResource Center/BLOG

You read it right. Toyota launched a historic twenty-two new products this year – the most extensive product launch in the company's history.   Why It Matters   Toyota's historic launch...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Robotic Order Picking

Ask the Expert Series: Robotic Order Picking

January 17th, 2022  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

In this part of our Ask the Expert Series, Toyota Material Handling Solutions' Director of Sales and Marketing Anthony Spano answers frequently asked questions about robotic order picking.    Anthony helps...

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Blog post - Ask the Expert Series: Robotic Palletizing

Ask the Expert Series: Robotic Palletizing

January 3rd, 2022  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

In this blog post, Toyota Material Handling Solutions’ Director of Sales and Marketing Anthony Spano answers frequently asked questions about robotic palletizing systems and solutions.   Anthony has a decade...

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Blog post - What can Autonomous Mobile Robots do for you?

What can Autonomous Mobile Robots do for you?

December 13th, 2021  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Have you wondered if you should utilize autonomous mobile robots in your warehouse or distribution center? Well, you are not alone.   The use of autonomous mobile robots to improve efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers is undoubtedly on...

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Blog post - How to Move Wide Loads in Narrow Aisles

How to Move Wide Loads in Narrow Aisles

December 9th, 2021  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityReach TrucksResource Center/BLOG

Nothing can be more challenging than moving and lifting wide loads in narrow aisles. A forklift driver operating a standard forklift will undoubtedly need to make a lot of small, calculated moves to navigate...

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Blog post - FAQs About Toyota 360 Support and Support Plus 

FAQs About Toyota 360 Support and Support Plus 

November 12th, 2021  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGServiceToyota 360

You might have heard of Toyota 360 Support, but do you know what it is? How about the differences between Toyota 360 Support and Toyota 360 Support Plus? It's not...

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Blog post - How to Apply Toyota Lean Management to Your Business 

How to Apply Toyota Lean Management to Your Business 

October 7th, 2021  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGToyota Production System

Have you wondered if the principles of Toyota Lean Management (TLM) could apply to your business? There is an abundance of information on the subject in books and the internet,...

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Blog post - How to Set Up a Forklift Maintenance Schedule

How to Set Up a Forklift Maintenance Schedule

October 7th, 2021  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOGServiceToyota 360

Most people know that regular service is vital for a safe and reliable car. The same goes for forklifts. Setting up a regular service schedule for your forklift fleet can...

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Blog post - Toyota Forklifts and College Football? You bet!

Toyota Forklifts and College Football? You bet!

September 24th, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGVideos

It's that time of the year again - time for some good ole' American college football.   We often hear how the team gets ready for the season, but have you ever wondered how...

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Blog post - 12 Reasons to Convert to Electric Forklifts

12 Reasons to Convert to Electric Forklifts

September 13th, 2021  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

As CARB's 2035 zero-emissions mandate gets closer and oil prices continue to increase, California companies are moving away from traditional internal combustion engines toward electric equipment solutions.  Here are 12...

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Blog post - Upgrade your Warehouse for Maximum Efficiency

Upgrade your Warehouse for Maximum Efficiency

August 16th, 2021  | 
ProductivityResource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Distribution and fulfillment centers are always looking for ways to maximize operational productivity and efficiency. The current COVID-19 pandemic, increasing e-commerce sales, and a limited labor pool have only intensified...

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Blog post - Five Narrow Aisle Forklift Solutions 

Five Narrow Aisle Forklift Solutions 

August 2nd, 2021  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityReach TrucksResource Center/BLOG

With warehouse space at a premium, the need to fit more products into the same amount of space is critical. The most common solution to this problem is redesigning an...

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Blog post - Will Narrow Aisles Fix Your Storage Issues?

Will Narrow Aisles Fix Your Storage Issues?

July 23rd, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

When companies run out of space to store products, they have two choices: buy or lease a new building or warehouse, or better utilize the current space. Many factors are...

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Blog post - Smart Rebate Program for Electric Forklifts

Smart Rebate Program for Electric Forklifts

July 14th, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Generate Additional Revenue with SCT's Smart Rebates™ Program Get paid quarterly for switching to electric forklifts. CARB offers incentives to zero-emission electric equipment owners. Electric forklift owners in California can...

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Blog post - Get Money, Make Money with Electric Equipment

Get Money, Make Money with Electric Equipment

June 14th, 2021  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

If you’ve thought about purchasing electric forklifts in the past but held off due to higher upfront costs, it might be time to reconsider. Although the acquisition cost of electric forklifts with...

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Blog post - Advance Industrial Floor Care Equipment

Advance Industrial Floor Care Equipment

May 13th, 2021  | 
Industrial Cleaning EquipmentProductivityResource Center/BLOG

We’re proud to announce we now carry the Advance brand of innovative commercial and industrial floor cleaning equipment. Advance, part of the Nilfisk Group, has manufactured cleaning equipment for more...

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Blog post - Which Pallet Racking System is Right for You?

Which Pallet Racking System is Right for You?

April 26th, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

There are many different warehouse storage systems, and almost all of them use pallet racking in one way or another. Pallet racking is a set of upright frames and beams...

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Blog post - Move, Carry or Tow – Your Choice, Part II

Move, Carry or Tow – Your Choice, Part II

April 8th, 2021  | 
Electric Utility VehiclesProductivityResource Center/BLOG

As we mentioned in Move, Carry or Tow – Your Choice, Part I, electric utility vehicles are considered vital equipment in many industries. However, with so many choices, getting the right utility vehicle with the...

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Blog post - Much More Than Forklifts – Material Handling Solutions

Much More Than Forklifts – Material Handling Solutions

March 31st, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & AutomationTraining

We do more than just rent, sell and service forklifts. We are full-service suppliers of material handling and logistical solutions. Simply put, we have the equipment, people, and expertise to...

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Blog post - Move, Carry or Tow?

Move, Carry or Tow?

February 18th, 2021  | 
Electric Utility VehiclesResource Center/BLOG

Electric Utility Vehicles are considered vital equipment in many industries. Companies use them to move maintenance staff, carry large loads of equipment, and tow heavy materials to worksites. Getting the right utility vehicle with the right features is key to productivity.    ...

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Blog post - How to know when to replace your forklift forks

How to know when to replace your forklift forks

January 28th, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGService

Depending on the use and application, metal forks can last years, but they don’t last forever. It’s important to know how to inspect your forklift forks and when to replace them.  ...

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Blog post - Eight Reasons You Might Need a Custom Very Narrow Aisle Turret Truck

Eight Reasons You Might Need a Custom Very Narrow Aisle Turret Truck

January 18th, 2021  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSteinbock Turret Trucks

Sometimes a standard construction turret truck can't do the job on hand. If you run into that problem, Steinbock's EK-Series trucks might be the perfect solution for you.    Steinbock...

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Blog post - Have you Checked Your Forklift Chains Lately?  

Have you Checked Your Forklift Chains Lately?  

January 15th, 2021  | 
PartsResource Center/BLOGService

Chains are a necessary and important feature of a forklift. They lift thousands of pounds of material and failure in any part of the chain can cause a safety issue...

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Blog post - What Can Automated Forklifts Do for You?

What Can Automated Forklifts Do for You?

December 2nd, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Every company wants to improve efficiency, lower costs, and streamline operations. Automating repetitive tasks is often the easiest way to accomplish all these things at once.   Our material handling experts help companies in...

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Blog post - Scissor and Boom Lifts – Rent or Buy?

Scissor and Boom Lifts – Rent or Buy?

October 21st, 2020  | 
RentalsResource Center/BLOG

Scissor and boom lifts are very popular in the material handling industry. Companies use them to perform a variety of jobs, including:   Safety inspections   Painting  Window washing and repair   Roller coaster maintenance   Tree trimming   Scoreboard maintenance   Building maintenance   General construction  And many others  Depending...

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Blog post - Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Used Forklift

Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Used Forklift

September 30th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGUsed Forklifts

Are you in the market for a used forklift? Before you begin your search, ask yourself these questions first: How many hours do you currently use a forklift every day?...

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Blog post - Lithium Ion and Energy Consultants

Lithium Ion and Energy Consultants

August 31st, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

The material handling industry is constantly evolving to meet customer needs and demands. Here are two exciting developments in the material handling industry to be aware of before making your next...

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