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  • How Your Business Could Benefit from Used Forklifts

    Finding the right forklift truck for your processes is not always easy. However, the ultimate decision can be made even more difficult once companies start to consider the option of used forklifts too. Whilst those businesses for whom money is no object (and these companies are becoming increasingly rare) may not balk at paying far more for the latest models and in turn boosting their image by showing the world that they can afford the very best assets, for most, the cost of buying a new vehicle will far outweigh the benefits.

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  • Now is the time to invest in your business

    Recent figures have made it clear that small and medium-sized businesses have a huge amount to gain from the recent economic upturn. The expected annual turnover of SMEs is rising significantly, with many medium-sized enterprises having seen revenue rise significantly in the past six months alone.

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  • Safety Tips for Forklift Drivers

    Each year, thousands of accidents happen in workplaces involving forklift trucks. Whilst many of these do not lead to serious injuries, the number of those hurt in such incidents is still significant. In the US alone, 85 people die every year in forklift accidents, whilst a more conservative figure was seen in the UK in 2013, with just 6 fatalities arising. However, whilst fatality rates are declining in the UK, more still needs to be done. As such, once you have found the perfect forklift for your needs, it will then be wise to think about which safety precautions are most suitable for your business to ensure you do not add to these alarming safety statistics.

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  • Operating Your Forklift Trucks Safely

    Finding used forklifts that are right for your own workspace is only one part of ensuring your business remains productive and safe. Once you have found the right truck that will safely handle loads of the relevant weight, retrieved from a specific height, you will also need to consider how your trucks are operated to make certain that those driving your forklifts, as well as all those around them, are as safe as possible. Continue reading

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  • Tips for Hiring or Employing Forklift Drivers

    So, you have found the perfect truck or trucks for your needs, allowing you to maximise your productivity and space and in turn ensuring you will be able to vastly increase your profits. Now all you need is the right personnel to operate them. Whether you are looking for full-time staff to use trucks on a daily basis or whether you hope to hire in drivers to help only at very specific times, finding the right operators will be vital for the safety of your workplace and the efficiency of your procedures. Continue reading

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  • Getting Your Warehouse Ready for More Prosperous Times

    In the first quarter of 2014, the economy grew by 0.8%, taking total growth over the past 12 months to 3.1%. In turn, Britain now has one of the fastest growing economies in the west, one that is being significantly buoyed by increased consumer spending as well as the growth of firms, particularly those in the SME world. Continue reading

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  • Where to Start When Buying a Used Forklift Truck

    When buying a used forklift, you won’t want to simply sacrifice quality for the sake of cost. After all, no matter how much you pay for your forklifts they will still be very important investments and finding the perfect vehicle for your own needs could make a huge difference to how efficient and safe your workspace is. Continue reading

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  • Find Yourself a Cleaner, Greener Forklift

    The importance of businesses looking into ways to reduce their carbon footprint should not be overlooked. Not only is new legislation being brought in all the time to mitigate the increasing environmental problems caused by excessive CO2 emissions, but customers themselves are also more and more likely to choose environmentally-conscious companies over those with no environmental credentials. Continue reading

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  • The Right Forklift Trucks Could Vastly Increase Warehouse Space

    Almost any business will, at some time or another, find themselves constrained by physical limitations. In such cases, either productivity will be lost or excessive costs will be encountered as companies find they have to move premises or alter their entire approach to working to ensure they can continue to grow and evolve. Continue reading

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  • HM Prison Service

    We recently purchased a forklift from your website. It was easy to negotiate
    through your website to see what we needed. When questions were put forward
    your response was quick and clear and i received a follow - up phone call. I am
    very pleased with the purchase and it was put through its paces on day one.it
    preformed its task well. Would I purchase again from Trucks Direct - Yes again
    and again

    Regards Andrew Buchanan MITIE Justice at HMP Brixton

    14th May 2014

    hmpc

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