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It's Time To Remember The Importance of Forklift Safety

National Forklift Safety Day


The seventh annual National Forklift Safety Day is around the corner. The purpose of the annual event is to raise awareness of the importance of operator safety training and the implementation of forklift safety best practices in daily operations.

A single preventable forklift accident is one too many. By following OSHA safety training requirements and other forklift safety best practices, the number of injuries and accidents can be greatly reduced. That is why the material handling industry's International Truck Association (ITA) developed the concept of National Forklift Safety Day.

This year due to Covid-19, the event will be virtual but will still be filled with a wealth of information and presentations from government representatives, safety experts and material handling industry representatives. The event is free and you can watch from the convenience of your office:

National Forklift Safety Day

June 9, 2020 at 9 am EST

Join the event at www.indtrk.org

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How to Prepare Your Forklift For Summer

Questions on how to prepare your forklift for summer? Contact Madland Toyota-Lift!

Amidst the unprecedented events facing the world and the U.S. today, material handling and construction companies are more needed than ever. As citizens facing the Covid-19 virus continue to buy supplies, material handling and distribution centers have ramped up their quotas of daily products shipped out to retail outlets. Construction companies continue to operate, keeping the U.S. economy going in the best way they can, understanding that when this is over, we'll need to step back into normalcy as quickly as possible.

The nation may be in a situation that is unfamiliar territory for most, but weather seasons continue to change as usual, which means that temperatures are continuing to rise as we approach summer. Now is the time to make sure that your material handling equipment, including forklifts, are ready to take on the summer heat.

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It’s The New Year! What Are Your 2020 Material Handling Needs?

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As we leave the 2010s behind and go forth into the 2020s, it may be a good time to not only think about personal New Year's resolutions, but also to make plans about your business. Are you maximizing your options to achieve your goals? Is it time to consider some changes in order to be a leader in your field? What are some of the important items to put on – and check off – your list? Material handling equipment runs the gamut from forklifts, narrow aisle equipment and pallet jacks to industrial floor cleaning, aerial lifts, yard trucks and utility vehicles.

It may seem obvious to you, but in the hurry of day-to-day business, some important factors that lead to optimizing your business can get overlooked. Let's take a look at a few of them.

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It’s 10 p.m. – Do You Know Where Your Equipment Is?

It’s 10 p.m. – Do You Know Where Your Equipment Is?


As the owner or supervisor of expensive resources, it's just one more thing to put on your daily checklist. Where are all your pieces of equipment located? Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple, budget-friendly way to check the status of that equipment any time you wanted by looking at your phone? Well, guess what? That solution is now available in the solar-powered global GPS tracking device, Madtrax.
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The Importance of Your Forklift Tires

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Your forklift tires are a really important part of your forklift. Yes, you probably already knew that, but did you know that your tires can have a huge impact on your forklift operation? If your forklift tires are not up to snuff, you may be looking at downtime, decreased productivity and less efficiency in your operations. At Madland Toyota-Lift, we have tire service professionals at three convenient locations to help you keep your forklift tires in the best possible shape.

Let's talk first about the kind of forklift tires available and how to determine which kind best suits your unique situation. 

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Celebrate National Forklift Safety Day With a Free Forklift Safety Consultation

Celebrate National Forklift Safety Day With a Free Forklift Safety Consultation


National Forklift Safety Day is an annual event started by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to bring awareness to the preventable forklift accidents that happen every year – mainly due to improper training, lack of information and carelessness. The statistics are scary: Nearly 20,000 workers in the U.S. alone are injured in these accidents every year.

This year, the event is scheduled for June 11 and Madland Toyota-Lift, in conjunction with Toyota Forklifts and other Toyota forklift dealers across the nation – is offering no-cost forklift safety consultations for customers. Forklift safety is an important topic and should be the number one priority of anyone using a forklift or supervising the use of forklifts. Please contact us to schedule your free forklift safety consultation.

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