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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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Using the Section 179 Tax Deduction to Benefit You

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As a business owner or supervisor, you've spent plenty of time trying to find ways to help the company maximize its resources and be more efficient with costs. As we come up to tax season, you may be looking for ways to lessen your tax burden and put more cash back into the business. For many, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is a way to do both.

Although Section 179 has been around for quite a few years and has undergone changes during that time, that main gist of Section 179 stays the same: It allows qualifying businesses to deduct the full purchase price of new and used equipment for the year it was purchased, rather than using the standard depreciation method. This change to the tax code was intended to help businesses invest more heavily into purchasing and leasing equipment and other qualifying items to improve the business. 

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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 at 800.836.3745 to schedule your free forklift safety consultation.

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We’ve Got A Solution For That

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At Madland Toyota-Lift, we are known for serving the forklift and material handling industry since1981 in communities all over central California. Our experienced and professional staff consists of invested sales stars, highly-trained parts and repair service personnel and long-term community-minded people.

As a true full-service forklift and material handling dealer, we offer new and used equipment, aerials, rentals, parts and service, training and safety products. Our warehouse equipment includes racking, cranes, conveyors, hoists, dock equipment, storage and recycling equipment. We also carry industrial floor cleaning equipment, as well as personnel carriers, utility vehicles, stockchasers and tow tractors.

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Toyota Order Pickers Take It To The Next Level

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At Madland Toyota-Lift, we know productivity, safety and exceeding financial projections are at the top of your list. Did you know that order picking takes up 50-75% of warehouse operating costs? We've got the expertise and the equipment to help you make sure order picking costs don't sabotage your bottom line goals, while maintaining safety as a priority.

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