Hyster forklift with pneumatic tires and hyster forklift with cushion tires.

Cushion vs Pneumatic Forklift Tires

Considering all of the very different environments that forklifts might be used, it’s no wonder that today’s forklifts are offered with seemingly countless options and configurations. One especially important forklift…

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Buying vs. Renting Forklifts

Buying vs. Renting Forklifts

The decision of when to rent versus buy a forklift for your business rarely is the same for two companies. You have a unique set of circumstances, budgetary restraints and…

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How to Know if You Should Replace or Repair a Forklift

How to Know if You Should Replace or Repair a Forklift  

A forklift in need of repairs does not operate as efficiently as one that does not. The decision of whether to fix a broken lift truck or replace it is…

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Warehouse racks: Protect your racks with Fairchild Systems.

Rack Safety: What to look for and how to ensure your operation is running as safe as possible.

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, warehouse racking will take a beating. Forklift impacts, environmental corrosion, pallet wear – all of these normal bumps and bruises present supply…

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Hyster S30-40FT forklift and fleet tracking charts.

Asset Tracking Solutions for Forklifts

Warehouse forklifts and vehicles play an instrumental role in your supply chain operation, in more ways than most businesses can directly measure. So much of your distribution performance relies on…

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Your partner in cleaning: operator cleaning work area with Nilfisk Advance S2 industrial vacuum.

Managing Dust in a Warehouse 

Warehouse spaces get dirty – it’s a fact of life in the supply chain world. Managing indoor warehouse environments is an increasingly demanding prospect, while volume, traffic, and product complexities…

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Materials Handling Automation by Fairchild Systems.

When to Automate your Material Handling Operations

Material handling companies often hear that automation is a surefire way to improve their bottom line, but may not know where to start in evaluating automation projects against their individual…

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How to Work Smarter With Forklift Telemetry

Using The Visibility Of Telemetry To Be There Without Being There

What is Telemetry? Strap on a smart watch or receive a low tire pressure alert on your vehicle and you’ve just interacted with telemetry. At its most basic, telemetry or telematics…

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Jimmy Viestenz and Hyster electric forklift.

Rental Perspectives: Advice From Fairchild Equipment

Fairchild Equipment Rental Coordinator Jimmy Viestenz talks with Rental and shares his perspectives on the industry as part of their ongoing Rental Perspectives series.

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Hyster N40Zr lifting boxes onto shelf.

Hidden Forklift Hazards

For employees who work on or around forklifts as part of their daily jobs, hazards can be found virtually everywhere.  A large chunk of standard forklift operator safety training is…

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technician performing preventative maintenance on a hyster walkie pallet truck.

Benefits of a Forklift Preventative Maintenance Program

If you own or rent a forklift in your business, you understand that these pieces of equipment need active maintenance and service to stay running efficiently.  However, you might not…

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Motrec, Taylor Dunn, Cushman, Polaris Commercial Pro XD and Gem, and Columbia utility vehicles.

Options to consider before purchasing a Utility Vehicle

If you need to transport materials and passengers on a large work site but a full-sized vehicle isn’t practical or cost-effective, a utility task vehicle (or UTV) or Low Speed Vehicle…

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