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Full Maintenance Plan Saves More Than Just Money

Joyce Schwob - Monday, November 07, 2016
Full Maintenance Plan Saves More Than Just Money

If you spend hours every week reading, interpreting, approving and disputing forklift repair invoices you may find this interesting. With a Full Maintenance agreement on your forklifts, that could be a thing of the past. Full Maintenance agreements (/service/full-maintenance) are typically offered on new equipment and rolled into the monthly lease payment. And if you don't care to lease, a fixed monthly amount can be paid directly to the dealership for an agreed term and at a set cost.  ..

Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Joyce Schwob - Monday, September 19, 2016
Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Safety Comes First For the month of September (affectionately dubbed Safe-tember) we’re focusing on safety in the warehouse and anywhere our industrial equipment serves you. Equipment Engineered for Safety Designed to not only meet but exceed OSHA and ANSI safety requirements, all Toyota forklifts are equipped with standard safety features such as overhead guards, operator restraint systems (https://www.toyotaforklift.com/solutions/forklift-seatbelts-are-not-an-option/), horns, and To ..

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Thankfully competitions between forklifts and pedestrians don’t happen every day. But when they do the powerful forklift usually wins, causing serious injury to the pedestrian, even death. Here are 13 ways things employers, pedestrians and forklift drivers can all do to avoid these unpleasant confrontations. Employers: Separate the pedestrian and forklift traffic by creating designated walkways or travel ways. Restrict people from entering areas where the forklift is operating.  ..

Unhappy People Don't Give Great Customer Service

Joyce Schwob - Monday, June 20, 2016
Unhappy People Don't Give Great Customer Service

We believe that it is our people that make us great. Because collectively they have such a vast range of experience and expertise, I asked the team if they would be willing to contribute to our blog posts. This week's post is by Tina Wilson. Everyone wants someone like Tina on their team. She genuinely wants to do whatever it takes to make others' work easier and more efficient, so that they in turn can take great care of our customers. She shares some tips to great customer service a ..

National Forklift Safety Day - June 14 2016

Joyce Schwob - Monday, June 06, 2016
National Forklift Safety Day - June 14 2016

National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association. On this day manufacturers call attention to the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public and government officials about safe forklift operation. Over 190,000 new forklifts were sold in the United States last year. The material handling industry is estimated to be about $165 billion annually. With all of that machinery performing such vital functions, forklift safety is a topic  ..

Memorial Day Tribute

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Tribute

We pause today not just for picnics or a 3-day weekend, but to acknowledge the great debt we owe to the men and women of our military who gave their lives so that we could enjoy these blessings. Today we are sharing quotes from some of our Commanders-in-Chief on what Memorial Day is really about. “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” --Presid ..

Use the Force - Cascade's Touch Force Control

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 23, 2016
Use the Force - Cascade's Touch Force Control

You don’t need to be a Jedi to “Use the Force”. The Cascade Touch Force Control will boost your company’s productivity faster than the Millennium Falcon in hyper-drive. (well, it's fast) The Touch Control Force is a pressure and force control system that allows drivers to easily select the product being handled which then automatically applies the appropriate clamp force. No more guess work or gauges that potentially lead to damaged product and reduced profits. The system is targeted towar ..

5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 16, 2016
5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

The forks on your forklift are a hard-working and vital part of the vehicle. They will perform reliably for years if they are properly used and protected. But if abused or neglected, even these rugged workhorses have a breaking point. . . and that can make for a very bad day at work. Follow these 5 tips for preventing damage to your forks: Don't be a drag: The weight of your load is carried on the heel of your forklift. Protect the heels and don’t drag them. Dragging c ..

7 Key Forklift Fork Inspection Points

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 09, 2016

The forks on your forklift may look sturdy and indestructible, but there's more to a safe fork that just rugged good looks. Forklift operators are responsible for checking the forks before their shifts for obvious issues. And according to the ANSI/ITSDF B-56.1 standards they should have a thorough inspection at least once a year, more often if you run multiple shifts or they are used in a more severe operation. Here's what the standard says about Forklift Fork Inspections Fork inspections 6. ..

May the Forks Be With You!

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 02, 2016
May the Forks Be With You!

Most people are Star Wars geeks. Some people are forklift geeks. We here at JIT consider ourselves to be both, so that’s why we’re celebrating the power of the FORKS all month long. May 4th has unofficially been named National Star Wars Day and celebrated by the series fandom given the play on words, “May the Fourth be with you.” Join us this Wednesday and for the entire month of May by sharing, commenting, or posting about #MayTheForks with all of your geeky forklift prowess.  ..

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