Forklift Safety – A Guide for Operators

Forklifts and Electric powered jacks can cause serious injury or death to operators and pedestrians when not used properly. Below is a simple list of items operators should always do, and never do, when using the lift truck.

Forklift Tires: What You Need to Know

Ever wonder if you’re using the right kind of tires for your forklift? Or wanted to know when a forklift tire needs to be replaced? Today’s post covers all this and more.

Do You Know When to Replace Your Forklift Tires?

Looking for an easy way to improve efficiency and help forklift operators stay productive? Don't wait too long to replace your forklift's tires.  

New forklift tires: 

  • Improve fuel efficiency
  • Make your forklift last longer
  • Reduce forklift operator fatigue

Just 40% tire wear causes the forklift and driver to absorb 84% of the vehicle's vibration. That means transmission has to work harder, and your operator is going to get tired much faster. 

Nilfisk Autonomous Floor Scrubber Is The Future of Floor Cleaning

The new Nilfisk SC50 is the first OSHA-approved autonomous floor scrubber. It’s easy-to-use, runs for six hours on a single charge, and (unlike other autonomous cleaning machines) it doesn’t require a technician or engineer to set it up.

Imagine how much more your staff could accomplish if they didn’t have to manually guide a scrubber across the floor. With an autonomous scrubber-dryer, the operator can complete tasks that require human skills and dexterity, while the Nilfisk Liberty SC50 does the rest. The machine can even send the operator a text when it’s done - minimizing downtime.

3 Products to Improve Warehouse Safety and Reduce Product Damage

Avoiding stock damage, preventing injuries and improving efficiency - that’s the trifecta for warehouse managers. In this article, we’ll share some products our customers in The Bay Area, Sacramento, Salinas and Fresno tell us they can’t live without.

3 Most Common Forklift Accidents and How to Avoid Them

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents annually. Statistically, that means one of every ten forklifts in the US will be involved in an accident every year.

An OSHA study found 25% of forklift accidents are due to inadequate operator training, but what about the other 75%? In today’s article we’ll review the most common forklift accidents and how to prevent them through: proper training, safety equipment and proactive technology.

Short-Term Forklift Rentals During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the American way of life and doing business. We know firsthand how difficult these times are and we stand with our customers.

TMHNC Receives Top Forklift Dealer Award

Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMHNC) is honored to be a recipient of The President’s Award, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A.'s highest honor. The annual award recognizes dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations

Only 15 out of 68 Toyota forklift dealers in North America receive this elite recognition each year, and TMHNC was one of only two forklift dealerships west of The Rockies to receive The President's Award. In the past 20 years, TMHNC has received this high honor 13 times, and we couldn't do it without you. We are extremely grateful to our customers and all of our amazing team members!

Top Forklift Mechanics of 2019

We believe in recognizing team members for a job well-done, but sometimes “thank you,” just isn’t enough. That’s why we created the TMHNC Top Tech program with a $1000 cash award for the top forklift technician at each of our locations (East Bay-Livermore, Fresno, West Sacramento and Salinas).

The award is based on a point system that rewards safety, effective communication, and other core values. Please help us recognize the Top Forklift Techs of 2019 from each TMHNC branch.

The Best Forklifts for Lumber Yards

Lumber yards are one of the most demanding applications for material handling equipment - especially forklifts. Long, heavy loads and tough outdoor conditions are just a few of the many challenges associated with moving wood products.

Countless lumber yards in northern California choose Toyota forklifts because they’re durable, reliable and efficient. Ashby Lumber (Berkley, Concord, CA) switched to an all-Toyota fleet several years ago after noticing their Toyota forklifts outlasted other brands,  and they’ve never looked back.

This article will cover the most popular forklift models for lumber yards. We’ll also look at time-saving attachments and accessories.

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