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How a TCM dealer electrified Phoenix Building Systems’ 4-Strong Fleet

Sustainability is at the forefront of industry minds, and material handling is no exception. 

Case Studies // 5 min read

5 Forklift Maintenance Tips to Protect and Enhance Your Fleet

Maintain your machines

Maintaining your electric forklift fleet is essential to ensure the longevity of your equipment, maximise uptime and keep costs down. Read on to discover the top five electric forklift maintenance tips you need to know.

Fleet Management // 6 min read

What Reach Truck Capacity Should I Be Using? Example: TCM Reach Trucks

 

Fleet Management // 7 min read

Forklift Battery Types: Which Is the Most Economical?

Most warehousing operations will use one of two main forklift battery types: lithium-ion batteries (Li-Ion) and lead-acid batteries. Of these two options, which is the most affordable forklift battery?

Fleet Management // 8 min read

Key Features and Benefits of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

Fleet Management // 7 min read

6 Key Advantages of Electric-Powered Forklift Trucks

Fleet Management // 7 min read

What You Need To Know About Forklift Servicing and Maintenance

Are you keeping the forklifts in your fleet well-maintained and fully serviced? It’s definitely easier said than done – your operators are using the trucks all day long, from the start of shift to the end of shift – but ensuring your vehicles are in tip-top shape should be written into your company’s daily routine.

Fleet Management // 5 min read

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose An Engine Forklift Truck

When it comes to choosing counterbalance forklifts you have two main options: powered by electricity or by an engine.

Some great things are being done with electrification and there are certainly places in your fleet for electric trucks, but there is still a lot to be said for internal combustion (IC) engines.

Whilst we certainly recommend embracing the future by going electric, we also strongly believe that every fleet can profit from a truck or two powered by an engine.

Here are five benefits of engine forklifts and why they can still be a useful addition to your operations.

Fleet Management // 4 min read

5 Ways Investing in Staff Could Save Your Forklift Fleet Money

There’s a tricky balancing act to operating as efficiently as possible while not breaking the bank. Fortunately, there are ways to do this – and it all starts with your staff.

If you want to get the absolute best out of your employees, then you should be prepared to give your best to them first. Remember: you’re a team, and if a team member is feeling left behind or is not up to the task (particularly when it comes to material handling), it can affect everybody around them – even the business itself.

Having the best people on board can help you to generate more revenue and is key to growing your operations. Here are five reasons why investing in your staff will save your forklift fleet money in the long run.

Fleet Management // 4 min read

Embracing 2030: Why It's Not Too Early To Prepare Material Handling



In this article, we reveal why it’s never too early to start your electrification journey, as well as how TCM can help you prepare for 2030 and beyond. Read on to find out more.

Fleet Management // 4 min read

Free Electrification Roadmap Checklist

Fleet Management // 5 min read

5 Ways to Optimise Your Operation and Plan Your Future Forklift Fleet

Planning for the future can feel overwhelming at times. But when it comes to your forklift fleet and material handling equipment, making an investment now can pay dividends later on. In this article, we reveal how you can optimise your operation.

Fleet Management // 5 min read

How Big Data Can Unlock Your Forklift Fleet Management

At TCM, we know first-hand that the material handling industry is full of surprises. And as new technologies emerge, the possibilities are endless. In this article, we explore the impact of big data on fleet management. Read on to find out more.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Emerging Material Handling Industry Trends You Need to Know

During the next decade and beyond, material handling businesses can expect to see a significant shift in how their operations are run and how they do business with partners and suppliers. Read on to discover the material handling industry trends that are transforming business practices.

Fleet Management // 5 min read

V-Compliant FD 20-35 and FD/FGE 40-55 Engine Counterbalance Forklifts

At TCM, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new FD 20-35 and FD/FGE 40-55 Engine Counterbalance Forklifts. Both truck models are compliant with EU Stage V emissions regulations, without compromising on performance. Learn more.

Fleet Management // 5 min read

Checklist Download: 4 Ways to Extend Your Forklift Battery Life

If your business is operating an electric forklift fleet, maintaining your forklift batteries and factoring sufficient charging time into your shift patterns should be a key priority. Read on to discover how to help protect your material handling investments.

Fleet Management // 4 min read

How To Adapt Your Operation for Downtime: COVID-19 & Your Business

Have you reduced or paused your operation as a result of COVID-19? Though your operation may be experiencing greater periods of downtime than usual, safeguarding your essential workers and maintaining your forklift investments should still be a priority. Read on to learn more and discover how we can support you.

Fleet Management // 5 min read

Forklift Contract Hire vs. Purchase: How to Make the Right Choice

With the option to choose between contract hire, renting, or purchasing your next forklift truck outright, which approach will best meet your needs?

Material Handling // 4 min read

Why Wet-Cell Battery Technology Could Surpass Lithium-Ion

With electrification gaining increasing coverage in the run-up to the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel engines, lithium-ion is a hot topic. However, it might not necessarily be the best solution for your business’ unique operation. Read on to find out why.

Fleet Management // 6 min read

3 Ways To Balance Forklift Operator Comfort in Heavy-Duty Applications

Health and safety remain crucially important, particularly the need to balance your operators’ comfort with their efficiency when using ICE trucks for heavy-duty applications. Discover how to strike the right balance.

Fleet Management // 3 min read

Investing In Electric Forklifts: The Ultimate Guide

Are you thinking of investing in an electric forklift truck, but unsure where to start? This guide covers all of the factors you need to consider. Read on to learn more.

Fleet Management // 6 min read

How Much Will the Electrification of Your Forklift Fleet Cost?

The upfront cost of electric forklifts is typically higher than their ICE counterparts, but have you stopped to consider the long-term ROI of your initial investment?

Fleet Management // 5 min read

Prepare Your Business for the Electrification of Your Forklift Fleet

 

Fleet Management // 5 min read

The Benefits Of Managed Forklift Fleet Services

We frequently discuss fleet management with our customers — but is it worth the extra expense? Read on to discover why managed fleet services are a worthy investment.

Fleet Management // 3 min read

3 Warehouse Optimisation Techniques You Need to Know

When looking to cut costs and improve efficiency, certain warehouse optimisation techniques can help. Here are three practical solutions you can’t afford to miss.

Material Handling // 3 min read

How Fleet Management Analytics Are Changing The MH Industry

Technology continues to advance at a disruptive rate, and fleet management analytics are no exception. Here’s how it will affect the material handling industry in the future.

Fleet Management // 3 min read

Improve Warehouse Productivity Overnight: For Operations Managers

From injured operators and drained batteries to low data visibility, operational downtime causes a multitude of warehouse inefficiencies. Learn how to improve warehouse productivity today.

Material Handling // 4 min read

What Is The True Cost Of Your Forklift Fleet?

The acquisition cost of a forklift is only one factor in the overall cost of ownership. Identifying your forklift TCO is key to reducing total fleet management costs.

Fleet Management // 8 min read

Why Forklift Servicing Is Essential For Battery Efficiency

 

Fleet Management // 2 min read

Reducing Energy Costs by Choosing the Correct Battery Technology

Fleet Management // 2 min read

Seasonal Forklift Problems: How To Manage Christmas Rush

The last few months of the year can be particularly busy for every industry. Whether you're in retail distribution, wholesale, manufacturing, or the food and drink industry, the latter of the year presents a different challenge. The seasonal increase in demand for goods before the year's end means that few people experience a lightened workload before getting merry for the holidays.

Fleet Management // 2 min read

Look After Your Forklift Flock With Fleet Management

Effective forklift truck fleet management is essential for limiting or even eradicating unnecessary downtime. More importantly, it can increase the longevity of your trucks and ensure the safety of operators.

Fleet Management // 2 min read
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