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The biggest cost of owning a forklift truck - and how you can reduce it

Written by Doug Bolton, 2017-08-07

Owning and operating a forklift truck naturally involves many different costs. There's naturally the upfront cost of the machine itself, or regular payments if it's financed, as well as costs for routine or avoidable service and maintenance, and downtime.

Over the course of its life, the total cost of operation for a forklift truck can be much more than the figure on its price tag.

But by far the biggest cost related to forklift operation isn't actually to do with the truck itself, and it's one you can significantly reduce with some smart decisions - it's the driver. 

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The warehouse building: Five areas where you can make improvements

Written by Doug Bolton, 2017-06-05

As we know, one small part of a logistics operation can have knock-on effects in other areas - and by improving and optimising these areas, you can increase productivity and efficiency with relatively little effort.

We all know that making the right choice of truck is important here - for example, a particularly ergonomic truck can allow a driver to be more productive and safe than a more basic model. However, the design and construction of the warehouse building itself can bring similar benefits.

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How an ergonomic forklift can improve your warehouse operations

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-12-05

Staying productive, increasing efficiency and keeping the total cost of operations low are always at the front of a warehouse manager's mind, and they need to be taken into account when making decisions.

Getting the right equipment, staff and suppliers can help you achieve your goals, but there's one factor which is just as important - ergonomics.

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How UniCarriers helped Ostermann meet its intense stock handling needs

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-10-18

Rudolf Ostermann GmbH's top-quality service and huge range of stock makes it the only wholesaler a carpenter will ever need. 

The company guarantees its customers that all orders will be processed and shipped by 4PM on the day the order is received, meaning workers at its 14,000m² logistics centre in Bocholt, Germany, need to work fast. To deal with their intense stock handling needs, Ostermann uses a fleet of 33 trucks to pick thousands of orders every day, for shipping to their 30,000 customers.

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Should I rent, buy or lease my next forklift truck?

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-09-13

Having efficient, reliable and safe vehicles is essential for effective materials handling, and there's a range of different ways to get them. Here, we give you our guidance on that difficult question - should you rent, buy or lease your next forklift truck?

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Win a starting place for Race am Rhein 2016 with UniCarriers

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-08-29

This year's Race am Rhein is fast approaching, and UniCarriers is going to be taking part.

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The 6 best things that UniCarriers will be showing off at IMHX 2016

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-08-03

Yes, it’s that time again - IMHX will be kicking off at Birmingham’s NEC on 13 September, and we'll be one of the hundreds of exhibitors showing off their goods.

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