Top 5 Material Handling News Stories from 2022

by Southern States Toyotalift, on Dec 5, 2022 1:13:06 PM

Forklift and Material Handling News Top Stories of 2022

Throughout the year, our team of material handling experts share news and helpful tips on our blog. At the end of the year, it's interesting to see which stories were the most popular. This year, for the first time, there was a strong theme.

Forklift Safety Top-of-Mind in Georgia and Florida

In 2022, material handling operations in Georgia and Florida were especially interested in safety. Three of the five most-read articles were about forklift safety accessories and add-ons.

Below are the five most popular blog posts of 2022. We'll start with the fifth most-read article and work our way down to number one.

New Technology Boosts Pedestrian Safety Around Forklifts

SST Blog - New Toyota High-Tech Forklift Safety AccessoriesToyota's new SEnS technology is one of the most advanced collision avoidance systems available. High-tech sensors detect objects up to 32 feet away and alert the operator with buzzers and lights. SEnS can be installed on new or existing Toyota forklifts. Watch the video below to learn more.

7 Must-Have Forklift Safety Accessories

SST Blog - 7 Must-Have Forklift Safety Accessories

Looking for turnkey ways to keep your people, equipment, and products safer? These add-ons should be on your radar.  Many are extremely affordable.


How To Inspect Your Forklift's Hydraulic Hoses

SST Blog - How To Inspect Forklift Hydraulic Hoses1-1Hydraulic hoses are sometimes overlooked during routine inspections. Cracks, kinks and leaks decrease performance and can eventually lead to mast failure. 


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How to Use the Section 179 Tax Deduction to Buy a Forklift in 2022
SST Blog - Using the Section 179 Tax Deduction for New Forklift Purchases in 2020

Section 179 allows businesses to write off up to $1,080,000 in new or used equipment purchases and significantly reduce their tax liability for the tax year. 


Forklift Safety Lights - What Does OSHA Require?

Forklift Safety Lights - What Does OSHA Require

OSHA’s guidelines on safety light requirements can be confusing, so we wrote a straightforward guide that covers what you need to know about forklift safety lights.


For more information on any of the articles above, or to suggest a topic for 2023, contact us online or by phone at (800) 226-2345. You can also visit us in person at one of our eleven locations.

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