Full Maintenance Plan Saves More Than Just Money

Joyce Schwob - November 7, 2016

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 are typically offered on new equipment and rolled into the monthly lease payment.  And if you don’t…

Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Joyce Schwob - September 19, 2016

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…

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - July 5, 2016

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…

Unhappy People Don’t Give Great Customer Service

Joyce Schwob - June 20, 2016

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…

National Forklift Safety Day – June 14 2016

Joyce Schwob - June 6, 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…

Memorial Day Tribute

Joyce Schwob - May 30, 2016

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…

Use the Force – Cascade’s Touch Force Control

Joyce Schwob - May 23, 2016

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…

5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

Joyce Schwob - May 16, 2016

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…

7 Key Forklift Fork Inspection Points

Joyce Schwob - May 9, 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…

May the Forks Be With You!

Joyce Schwob - May 2, 2016

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,…