Forklift Types – No One Size Fits All Machine

Forklift Types & Forklift Classes - Although a forklift is a powered industrial truck used for lifting and moving materials over a variety of distances, there is no one size fits all forklift. Forklifts come in different forklift types, a variety of sizes, for different uses, under different classes, requiring different operational techniques, and necessitating…

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Forklift Safety

Forklift Safety - June marks an important month in the forklift industry, as June 9th is National Forklift Safety Day. In fact, this year actually marked the seventh anniversary of National Forklift Safety Day – an annual event for reinforcing the importance of operator safety training, forklift safety practices, and establishing an opportunity for the…

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Forklift Operations Post CoronaVirus, A Rising Demand

Forklift Operations Post CoronaVirus, A Rising Demand - Many companies entered 2020 with optimism and plans to expand. The hotel, construction, and airline industries, for example, had climbed to some of their highest levels. Retail sales in December were up for a third straight month. Additionally, consumer spending reached an annual record of $13.28 trillion…

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Forklift Operator’s Career Paths Into a Lucrative Future

Forklift Operator's Career Paths - Earning your forklift certification and becoming a licensed forklift operator is a strategic stepping stone for many, as it creates the opportunity to get your foot into the door of some of the most rewarding careers, including becoming a foreman, technician, manager, supervisor, or business owner. As you may have…

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Added Safety Measures For Forklift Operators Amid The CoronaVirus

Safety Measures - With social distancing practices in place due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), manufacturers and warehouse managers have been busy adjusting their practices to keep forklift operators safe, as well as tracking the health of not only their employees, but also their equipment. In fact, in addition to many facilities taking the temperature of…

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Hiring Forklift Operators Amid The CoronaVirus

The consequences surrounding the CoronaVirus have brought our modern times fear, confusion, and a sense of helplessness. That said, we’ve also learned a lot. While there’s no denying that the Covid-19 CoronaVirus pandemic has impacted the economy and the labor market, particularly given the soaring and record number of individuals filing for unemployment benefits, it’s…

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Forklift Success Story

“I literally went from a general warehouse worker with no skill to a person who can go anywhere in the United States of America and secure employment with no problem. (Forklift is in very high demand!)” ~ Christopher Atkinson This is the story of Christopher Atkinson. Christopher was “tired of general warehouse labor” and decided…

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Advance Your Career By Investing In Yourself

Advance Your Career - In our last blog, we discussed the importance of investing in yourself so you can advance your career. If that blog wasn't enough to convince you, here are a few more reasons to invest in yourself to earn your forklift certification from American Forklift Training Centers, INC. and advance your career.…

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Investing In Your Career

Investing In Your Career - There’s a saying ... everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. Therefore, if you want to see different results, you have to do different things, as it’s insanity to do the same thing over and over again and expect different outcomes. So, what results…

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Forklift Accidents

Forklift Accidents – Approximately 90% of all forklifts in the United States will be involved in some sort of forklift accident over its useful life (approximately over eight years). About 11% of all active forklifts in the United States will be involved in some sort of forklift accident each year. Why such numbers? Forklift accidents…

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