What Forklift Size Should You Be Using?
When choosing the right forklift for your material handling operations, there are a number of key considerations that you need to take into account. While your best course of action is to seek expert advice, there are certain areas that you can first look into yourself.
Forklift Battery Charging Station Power Requirements Explained
When you’re operating heavy machinery on a daily basis, the risk of danger, injury or error is ever-present. The key to a hazard-free, fully functioning work environment is understanding the correct safety measures and operational requirements that you need to facilitate for your workforce. This is particularly important when it comes to electric forklift trucks.
Why Wet-Cell Battery Technology Could Surpass Lithium-Ion
Forklift Battery Types: Which Is the Most Economical | Battery Life
Most warehousing operations will use one of two main battery types to power their forklifts: lithium-ion batteries and lead acid batteries. Of these two options, which is the most affordable forklift battery?
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.
Forklift Compliance: 5 Regulations You Need to Know About Now
If your business uses forklifts, then you need to be aware of forklift legislation and how to comply with the rules and regulations.
As well as making sure that you stay on the right side of the law, being compliant means that you know you’re doing everything you can to keep your employees safe at work. Here are five pieces of forklift truck legislation and guidance that you need to know about.
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.
Warehouse Sustainability Ideas: 5 Top Tips
The warehousing industry is becoming increasingly aware of sustainability and environmental impact. The logistics side of the supply chain has attracted most attention, with estimates suggesting it creates between 5.5 and 13% of global greenhouse gas production. However, today's high-tech warehouses come under scrutiny too: carbon emissions from material handling in warehouses and sorting facilities account for 13% of overall supply chain emissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in sufficient charging time into your shift patterns should be a key priority. Read on to discover how to help protect your material handling investments.
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.
How Amvar Handling Solutions Identifies the Right Solution for Your Business
TCM’s dealer network is specially trained to assess your business requirements, help identify your needs, and recommend the ideal solution. We caught up with Malcolm Mitchell, Sales & Commercial Director at Amvar Handling Solutions, to find out how this works in practice.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is The True Cost Of Your Forklift Fleet? | Fleet Management
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.