Are You Going to San Francisco? You can be there in 30 minutes on Hyperloop.

August 22, 2013
Elon Musk, Hyperloop

Are you going to San Francisco?  You can be there in 30 minutes on Hyperloop.  That’s right, if Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop ever comes to fruition, you’ll there almost sooner than you want to be.  Right now it’s only on the drawing board, but Musk hopes to truly revolutionize the L.A. to S.F. transportation corridor […]

Labor Day. How do you celebrate it?

August 21, 2013
Labor Day. How do you celebrate it?

Labor Day. How do you celebrate it?  This year Labor Day is Monday, September 2 and you’re probably already thinking about a picnic or barbecue or even a few days out of town.  That we even have this day off as a national holiday has not come without some struggle.  In 1894, President Grover Cleveland […]

Forklifts Play A Vital Role in Back to School Promotions

August 15, 2013
Back to school shopping

At this time of year, whether you read the news in print or on line, you can’t help but notice that back to school promotions are everywhere.  If you are in our industry, you’re aware of the fact that forklifts play a vital role in back to school promotions.  In retail stores and in warehouses, […]

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Football Is Here At Last

August 13, 2013

Here at last, here at last, football is here at last.  It seems an eternity since the Baltimore Ravens hung on against the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd.  It’s even longer ago that #2 Alabama beat #1 ranked Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS title game in Miami […]

How do I become a certified forklift driver?

August 9, 2013
OSHA Forklift training

Certified forklift drivers play a vital role in the material handling world.  They move goods around warehouses, airports, docks, and depots.  They load and unload deliveries.  They fulfill orders and in general keep the wheels of industry moving.  How do I become a certified forklift driver?  For those working in less skilled positions in a […]

Who Would Be Your First Draft Choice? Trout or Puig?

August 6, 2013
Puig & Trout; Dodgers & Angels

If you were drafting a fantasy team, who would be your first draft choice, Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig?  Players like Trout and Puig only come along every 15 to 20 years or so.  You might have to go back to the 1950s to the debut of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays in New York […]

Forklifts and Baseball. What Do They Have in Common?

July 30, 2013
Baseball Reliqaury

You might be wondering the same thing.  Forklifts and baseball – what do they have in common?  Not a lot, you might think. Though, here at Hyundai Forklift of Southern California, when we’re not thinking about the business our minds turn to baseball – especially at this time of year.  Sure, we like to check […]

OSHA Forklift Training Requirements: Some Misconceptions

July 25, 2013

It has come to our attention that many of you have some misconceptions about OSHA’s forklift training requirements.  Here is what OSHA says on this matter. Every 3 years an evaluation of forklift operators performance must be conducted.  If any unsafe behavior is observed then a those operators must receive a refresher training course. OSHA […]

Do You Dispose of Forklift Batteries the Right Way?

July 23, 2013
forklift battery recycling

How do you dispose of your old forklift batteries when the times comes to replace them?  Do you dispose of your forklift batteries the right way?  We hope you don’t just put them in the trash or take them to a land fill.  We would like to think that you dispose of your old forklift […]

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5 Easy Steps To Better Running Forklifts

July 18, 2013
hyundaiforkliftsocal maintenance program

Having a long term preventative maintenance program in place for your forklifts is essential.  However, this does not mean that you can ignore your lift trucks until the service repairman shows up the next time.  On a daily basis, all forklifts must be visually inspected for any problems and physically checked as well.  It’s an […]

A Forklift All-Star Team. Can You Pick One?

July 16, 2013

For the past several months, baseball fans have been voting for their favorite players to participate in Major Baseball’s 84th edition of its All-Star game.  That got us thinking whether we could select a Hyundai Forklift starting nine. Is there a forklift all-star team?  Could we choose the best of the best?  A pretty difficult […]

The Top 10 Reasons to Promote Forklift Safety

July 9, 2013
Forklift Safety

If forklift safety is not a top priority with you, here are the Top 10 reasons it should be.  The Countdown… 10. Improper material handling can cause a forklift load to shift and fall off. This most likely will cost you money. 9. Driving a forklift too fast endangers the operator and others nearby, potentially injuring them.  […]

Interesting Links

OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2011 are:

  1. Lack of fall protection. (7,139 violations)
  2. Scaffolding violations (7.029)
  3. Hazard Communication (6,538 violations)
  4. Respiratory Protection (3,944 violations)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (3,639 violations)
  6. Electrical (Wiring) (3,584 violations)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (3,432 violations)
  8. Ladders (3,244 violations)
  9. Electrical (2,863 violations)
  10. Machine Guarding (2,556 violations)