Lift Truck Series: Lift trucks take the path to autonomy

Not long ago, people would have raised eyebrows at the prospect of autonomous lift trucks on the warehousing floor. After all, lift truck drivers were real people in need of real jobs. Not only that, but the decision making required for safely and efficiently operating lift trucks was something best left to humans. Machines were… Continue reading Lift Truck Series: Lift trucks take the path to autonomy

New Linde trucks offer state-of-the-art performance

New powerful electric tow tractors and platform trucks from Linde Material Handling are now flexing their muscles. Equipped with extensive safety features, improved driving comfort and powerful drive technology, the towing machines and transport vehicles ensure enhanced throughput rates for automotive and steel producers, at airports and wholesale markets or in traffic-calmed areas. Electric tow… Continue reading New Linde trucks offer state-of-the-art performance

Difficulty is Securing Trucks to Haul Freight is Changing the Face of Logistics

Michelle Sodomka, Senior Director at Open Sky Group TuSimple Holdings (NASDAQ: TSP)  – in its most recent call with financial analysts – reaffirmed that they expect to have fully autonomous trucks on the road in 2024. Their CEO is projecting impressive profits following the debut of its 2024 driverless 18-wheelers in partnership with Navistar International… Continue reading Difficulty is Securing Trucks to Haul Freight is Changing the Face of Logistics

Cameroon terminal updates fleet with Konecranes trucks

The Container Terminal Management of the Port of Douala (RTC) has received delivery of five Konecranes Liftace reach stackers and one empty container handler to increase the productivity of its operations. The order was booked in April 2021, and the lift trucks were handed over in a special on-site ceremony in December 2021. RTC is… Continue reading Cameroon terminal updates fleet with Konecranes trucks

Robotic lift trucks can cut operating expenses up to 70%

By Yale · February 15, 2022 Warehouses are increasingly using robotic lift trucks to improve productivity. Seasoned managers might be inclined to assume that such significant efficiency gains must come at a steep price, but the truth is that robotic lift trucks actually help lower operating costs. While investing in automation can seem like a… Continue reading Robotic lift trucks can cut operating expenses up to 70%

Precision semi-trailer backing for autonomous trucks

Outrider, a pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has released fully autonomous trailer backing capabilities to its fleet. This proprietary technology enables autonomous yard trucks to back trailers into tight spaces with precision and without modifications to trailers. These capabilities are now available as part of the Outrider System, which automates distribution yards… Continue reading Precision semi-trailer backing for autonomous trucks

Konecranes supplies lift trucks to Luanda

10th February 2022 Konecranes has supplied DP World with six Konecranes reach stackers and four empty container handlers to its multipurpose terminal in Luanda, on the southwest African coast. DP World is a leading provider of smart logistic solutions and one of the largest port operators in the world. DP World is also present in… Continue reading Konecranes supplies lift trucks to Luanda

CK upgrades fleet with ‘second life’ Toyota trucks

CK Food Stores – the largest independent food retailer in South West Wales – has upgraded the material handling equipment at its Llanelli warehouse and distribution centre with the acquisition of a fleet of refurbished powered pallet trucks from the extensive range of Approved Used forklifts available from Toyota Material Handling UK. CK Food Stores… Continue reading CK upgrades fleet with ‘second life’ Toyota trucks