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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2017 ProMat Guide


Safety Corner


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Hit the books!

February 27, 2017

Some of you may have played this game as a kid. You have a number of people in a room, the first one starts with a short story and whispers it in the ear of the next person, that person remembers what he/she can and passes it along. The last... Read more about Hit the books!

Forklift trainer qualification

February 2, 2017

The subject of who should be teaching the safe operation of forklifts is always a hot one. Before the forklift standard (OSHA 29CFR1910.178) was revised in 1998, OSHA was silent on the issue of forklift trainer’s qualifications. The revised... Read more about Forklift trainer qualification

Forklift safety inspections

November 22, 2016

One of the most challenging issues that companies face with regards to forklift safety is of the inspection checklist. Contrary to popular belief, OSHA does not require these checks to be made in writing and has stated this in a letter of... Read more about Forklift safety inspections

Safety at forklift dealerships

November 11, 2016

You would think that forklift dealerships would be pinnacles of forklift safety, examples for those in the industry to follow. It is fine to think that, but many times that is not the case. Forklift dealers, as a whole, typically have higher... Read more about Safety at forklift dealerships

Don’t spare the rod!

September 23, 2016

A famous verse from the bible says “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” Proverbs 13:24. You might ask, “What in the world does that have to do with forklift safety” and my response... Read more about Don’t spare the rod!

How to advise your customers they need to make safety changes

August 23, 2016

...even when they don’t know they have them.

When I started out in the material handling industry years ago, I was very lucky to start out at a dealership with some excellent and patient managers, who took the time to teach and coach... Read more about How to advise your customers they need to make safety changes

Believe it or not?

July 28, 2016

Recently, I heard an amazing story. A small, private air transport company was found to be training their pilots in some very unconventional ways. This particular airline was in a competition with many others to stay afloat and every dollar... Read more about Believe it or not?

Forklift seatbelts

July 5, 2016

When I was a kid in the 1970’s, I never worried much about seatbelts or what might happen if I didn’t wear one. When I became a teenager in the 1980’s, it was still not a big deal, since I was used to motorcycles and tractors that... Read more about Forklift seatbelts

Becoming a forklift operator can be harder than you might imagine

May 26, 2016

Most types of serious vehicles have a fairly lengthy training process to become qualified and there are usually hundreds of training schools clamoring for the business. If you want to learn to operate a forklift, and you are not currently... Read more about Becoming a forklift operator can be harder than you might imagine

Don’t be a hypocrite!

May 26, 2016

Everybody knows someone that says one thing and then does another. How many of us tell our kids to do certain things in order to be safe, and then show them quite another side when we don’t think they are watching! I know that telling my... Read more about Don’t be a hypocrite!

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