Blog Category:Resource Center/BLOG

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 - Forklifts and Football? You bet!

Forklifts and 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

12 Reasons to Convert to Electric

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 - Four Steps to Upgrade your Warehouse for Maximum Efficiency

Four Steps to 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 - Are Narrow Aisles the Solution to Your Storage Issues?

Are Narrow Aisles the Solution to 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. There are many factors involved when a company...

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Blog post - Smart Rebate Program for Using Electric Forklifts

Smart Rebate Program for Using 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 - How California Businesses Can Get Money and Make Money with New Electric Equipment

How California Businesses Can Get Money and Make Money with New 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 - We Carry the Advance Line of Industrial Floor Care Equipment

We Carry the Advance Line of 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 been manufacturing cleaning equipment for more than 100...

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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 – Your Choice

Move, Carry or Tow – Your Choice

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 makes...

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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 looks for ways to improve efficiency, lower costs, and streamline operations. Finding ways to automate repetitive tasks is often the easiest way to accomplish all these things at once.   Our material...

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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  Renting a...

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Blog post - Used Forklifts – Three Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy 

Used Forklifts – Three Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy 

September 30th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGUsed Forklifts

Everyone wants a bargain, especially when purchasing an expensive piece of material handling equipment. Companies looking for a deal on material handling equipment often look at used forklifts. Beyond the...

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Blog post - New Innovations in the Material Handling Industry

New Innovations in the Material Handling Industry

August 31st, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

The material handling industry is always evolving to meet customer needs and demands. But if you’re busy managing your business, you might miss some of these changes. Here are two...

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Blog post - How We Safely Service Your Forklift Fleet During COVID-19

How We Safely Service Your Forklift Fleet During COVID-19

July 20th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGService

It’s probably an understatement to say the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop. One of the main discussion points here at Toyota Material Handling Solutions is how we can continue...

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Blog post - Optimizing Your Warehouse with Toyota

Optimizing Your Warehouse with Toyota

June 25th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

In today’s environment, many companies are rethinking the way they do business. The new process might look like buying or renting a new building or reconfiguring an existing warehouse space. But what if the perfect solution is something you might not have thought about? That’s where we come...

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Blog post - Optimize your Forklift Fleet with Toyota

Optimize your Forklift Fleet with Toyota

May 19th, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

Are you thinking about how you can use advanced technologies to increase productivity and lower costs? With material handling equipment and energy sources evolving every day, how do you know what product is the right...

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Blog post - Five Hidden Benefits of Electric Forklifts 

Five Hidden Benefits of Electric Forklifts 

May 12th, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

If you're familiar with electric forklifts, you probably know the obvious reasons to add them to your forklift fleet: low emissions, less maintenance, and lower overall costs. These are significant...

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Blog post - Forklift Rental, Service and Parts Specials to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Forklift Rental, Service and Parts Specials to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 5th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

The global outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, continues to evolve and disrupt many aspects of our daily lives. During these difficult and uncertain times, we want to remind you that...

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Blog post - Customer Spotlight: Hirsch Pipe & Supply 

Customer Spotlight: Hirsch Pipe & Supply 

April 3rd, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

Hirsch Pipe & Supply is a leading wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies with twenty stores in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego County. The company was founded in 1933 on the principle that superior service makes the difference.   Along...

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Blog post - How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Can Bolster Your Budget 

How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Can Bolster Your Budget 

March 30th, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

It’s a very different environment today than it was just a few weeks ago. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has many businesses worried about finances, the future, or, most likely, both. Thinking...

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Blog post - A Message to Our Valued Customers and Partners During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

A Message to Our Valued Customers and Partners During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 21st, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Dear Valued Customers and Partners, The evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has all our attention. Toyota Material Handling Solutions (TMHS) is open and focused on continuing to serve...

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Blog post - All You Need to Know About Lithium-Ion Batteries  

All You Need to Know About Lithium-Ion Batteries  

March 2nd, 2020  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

If you’ve noticed the recent buzz around lithium-ion batteries, there’s a reason for it. The small rechargeable batteries are used in consumer products and electric vehicles and are becoming popular in...

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Blog post - How to Tell When it’s Time to Service Your Forklift

How to Tell When it’s Time to Service Your Forklift

February 16th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGServiceToyota 360

It's always a good idea to keep a regular service schedule for your forklift fleet, but we all fall behind or forget occasionally. When it comes to keeping forklifts safe...

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Blog post - Forklift Tires: What You Need To Know

Forklift Tires: What You Need To Know

February 4th, 2020  | 
Resource Center/BLOGService

Just like an automobile, tires have a significant impact on the safety and performance of a forklift. It’s critical to be aware of your options, what you need for your...

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Blog post - Common Questions About Forklift Training

Common Questions About Forklift Training

December 30th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGTraining

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards to make sure we all work in safe and healthful conditions. There are significant consequences and fines for breaking OSHA’s rules, so...

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Blog post - Electric vs. IC Forklifts: Pros and Cons

Electric vs. IC Forklifts: Pros and Cons

December 10th, 2019  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

Experts at Toyota Forklifts often share their knowledge through in-depth whitepapers. Toyota’s nine-page white paper, Forklift Decisions and Responding to the Electric Trend, written in partnership with New Equipment Digest, examines the factors...

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Blog post - Can Ergonomics Help You Save Money?

Can Ergonomics Help You Save Money?

November 11th, 2019  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOG

Products made with the latest state-of-the-art ergonomic features are great for your employees. However, you might not realize they can also be great for your finances, too. Read on to learn how certain ergonomic...

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Blog post - How to Tell If You Need a New Forklift 

How to Tell If You Need a New Forklift 

November 6th, 2019  | 
Electric ForkliftsResource Center/BLOGUsed Forklifts

Forklifts are the workhorses of the material handling industry. A quality forklift lasts a long time, but unfortunately, they don’t last forever. Most business owners want to get the most...

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Blog post - How 360 Support Helps Unplanned Downtime 

How 360 Support Helps Unplanned Downtime 

October 21st, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGServiceToyota 360

If you’re in the manufacturing or distribution industry, you probably know that unplanned downtime is one of the worst things that can happen to a business. It often means productivity comes to a standstill. Nothing is being produced, packaged, or moved, but your overhead expenses...

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Blog post - Problem-Solving Guides from Material Handling Experts

Problem-Solving Guides from Material Handling Experts

September 25th, 2019  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOGToyota Production System

If you’re a Supply Chain Management Professional, you’ve probably got one thing on your mind: how to get products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Your job is hard. Toyota’s experts...

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Blog post - Customer Spotlight: G.E. Forwarders

Customer Spotlight: G.E. Forwarders

September 17th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOG

Shipping containers are the standard vessel to transfer goods by road, rail, and sea. They've been around for a long time and haven't changed much over the years for three...

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Blog post - Buying an Electric Forklift? Consider Toyota First

Buying an Electric Forklift? Consider Toyota First

September 5th, 2019  | 
Electric ForkliftsProductivityResource Center/BLOGUsed Forklifts

There are a lot of forklift brands, so how do you determine which one is best for your business and your forklift operators? There are many reasons to consider Toyota,...

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Blog post - Why You Need a Workplace Safety Program

Why You Need a Workplace Safety Program

August 19th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGTraining

Workplace safety and forklift training mean developing processes to eliminate personal injuries in the workplace. A well-thought-out safety program includes many components like identifying hazards, evaluating workplace safety policies, and regularly...

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Blog post - Finding the Bright Side of Automation 

Finding the Bright Side of Automation 

August 7th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Automation is a hot topic. More and more companies are turning to robotics and technology to automate processes to increase efficiency and create safer working environments. So, what exactly is...

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Blog post - Safety: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line 

Safety: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line 

August 7th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGTraining

Every company has a moral and legal obligation to keep their workers safe. Many companies have an ongoing safety program, but some companies don't make safety a priority. Especially when...

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Blog post - Can Automation Help Create Safer, More Engaged Employees?

Can Automation Help Create Safer, More Engaged Employees?

June 10th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGSystems & Automation

Automation is getting a lot of attention lately. We are fascinated with the rise of self-driving cars and robots delivering packages right to our homes. Plant and warehouse managers who...

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Blog post - Top 3 Reasons to Follow Your Forklift Maintenance Guidelines

Top 3 Reasons to Follow Your Forklift Maintenance Guidelines

May 13th, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGService

Keeping up with regular forklift maintenance is critical to your business operations. Like any machinery, forklifts need service to keep running in optimal condition. Check out the top three reasons...

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Blog post - Ready for Retail: Choose Solid Non-Marking Tires

Ready for Retail: Choose Solid Non-Marking Tires

May 9th, 2019  | 
PartsResource Center/BLOG

If you’re a retailer who relies on forklifts to stock shelves and maintain your storefront inventory, you know how difficult it can be to keep pristine floors when forklifts are...

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Blog post - Forklift Trip Points

Forklift Trip Points

May 2nd, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGTraining

In the material handling industry, falling or tripping can turn out to be a lot more than just an embarrassing moment in front of co-workers and friends.  Especially when forklifts...

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Blog post - 10 Facts About Toyota Forklift Training

10 Facts About Toyota Forklift Training

April 22nd, 2019  | 
Resource Center/BLOGTraining

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA, requires anyone who operates a forklift to undergo forklift operator safety training. Any individual must also get certified on every type of...

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Blog post - ProMat 2019 Recap: The Latest Material Handling Equipment & Technology

ProMat 2019 Recap: The Latest Material Handling Equipment & Technology

April 22nd, 2019  | 
EventsResource Center/BLOG

ProMat 2019 has officially wrapped. Over 45,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals were in attendance for the industry's largest conference, held April 8-11th at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center. This...

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Blog post - The Best of the Best – Toyota Genuine Parts

The Best of the Best – Toyota Genuine Parts

February 28th, 2019  | 
PartsResource Center/BLOG

The best way to maximize the value of your Toyota Forklift is by replacing its parts with the originals. Spare parts seem like a commodity that you purchase without much...

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