How Greater Connectivity Can Transform Service and Maintenance

Forklift service technician diagnoses issue with lift truck in need of repair with the help of connected technology.

Imagine a world where your forklift tells you or your operator when there is a maintenance issue that needs to be addressed. Or the forklift automatically takes steps to prevent an issue from becoming more severe – and most likely, more expensive to fix. Better yet, imagine the service technician shows up at your facility […]

Six Goals Greater Connectivity Can Help You Achieve

Warehouse managers discuss data from connected forklifts

Today, warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, can be connected with little or no disruption to existing operations and deliver immediate value that grows over time. The key is taking a phased approach that is based on clear business objectives and builds on the successful experience of others. In order to realize tangible benefits with greater […]

Forklift Safety Series: Using Data and Technology to Strengthen Your Safety Culture

Crown Equipment is committed to helping customers maintain a safe operation with equipment designed around the operator, in accordance with industry standards. A successful safety program considers key elements that can positively contribute to employee safety. In this forklift safety blog series, with topics inspired by our new e-book “An Integrated Approach to Forklift Safety,” […]

Telematics: A Vital Piece of Your Forklift Automation Strategy

Dual mode tow tractor operating in autonomous mode in manufacturing setting

In today’s ever-changing business environment, no one needs to be convinced of the important role data can play. Whether it’s gathered for identifying opportunities for efficiency gains or increasing productivity and safety, data utilization is impacting every industry and permeating our lives. One of the main difficulties many supply chain and forklift fleet managers have […]

Enhance Your Forklift Fleet Performance in Five Steps

Connected forklifts operating in warehouse dock environment

Given the forklift’s prominent role in your supply chain operation, it’s a smart idea to regularly take a hard look at your forklifts and identify attainable goals that will help ensure your fleet is performing at optimal levels. Below are five steps that could help you enhance the performance and productivity of your forklift fleet. […]

Building a Global Experience Through Connected Maintenance

Service technician checks data from a connected forklift while performing maintenance

Greater connectivity is evolving the forklift service call and changing how companies approach equipment maintenance. Today’s connected service technicians are using new technology to make service calls smarter and more proactive. Service providers are working closely with customers to create a connected maintenance experience that increases visibility into the process, reduces downtime, sets the stage […]

Braving the Cold Year-Round: Five Tips for Cold Storage Lift Truck Operation

Forklift operator unloads products from a trailer in a cold storage warehouse

As we look forward to packing away our heavy coats, gloves and scarves for the season, it seems many of us are eager to leave the brutal cold of winter behind as warmer, spring weather approaches. However, for those in cold storage warehouses, bundling up to contend with cooler climates is a daily, year-round occurrence. […]

How to Use Data Analytics to Keep Your Service and Maintenance Program on Track

Service technicians review forklift data while performing maintenance

Every fleet manager understands the value and importance of service and maintenance, but not everyone has a clear understanding of how data can determine if service and maintenance programs are effective. Data analytics allows fleet managers to better approach fleet service and maintenance, but it can be difficult to know where to begin when searching […]

How to Tackle the Rising Tide of Data: Three Tips for Staying Afloat

Warehouse manager discusses data from operator and fleet management system with forklift operator

As supply chain connectivity increases around the world, so does the amount of data that we create, consume and analyze. It can become easy, at times, for fleet and supply chain managers to feel like they are drowning in data. Identifying priorities and channeling focus onto what is important to you and your operation is […]