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Welcome to the Toyota Material Handling Australia blog and feature articles page. Below you will find experts' opinion pieces and reviews relevant to the Australian forklift industry.

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The Australian Pallet Story

The Australian Pallet Story

They are the unappreciated material handling component. They work hard, require no servicing and can even be recycled when they reach the end of their serviceable lifespan. In Australia, they comprise 10 equal-length slats of wood stapled or nailed together...

28/09/2016

The Australian Pallet Story
Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life

Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life

Electronic stability control (ESC) is commonplace in modern vehicles; the Australian government made it compulsory for all new vehicles sold from November 2013 to be equipped with some form of ESC. Most drivers may take it for granted...

21/09/2016

Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life
INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice

INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice

When you read the newspapers it’s pretty obvious that the next big thing coming in the car industry is automation, and at a level we’ve never experienced before. So-called self-driving cars are well and truly in prototype production...

14/09/2016

INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice
Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?

Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?

If you’ve been to an airport anywhere in the world there’s a very good chance you’ve seen one of these awesome little vehicles. They’re called tow tractors or tow tugs and are used for transporting your baggage and cargo, general transport of ground workers on the tarmac and sometimes for towing aircraft...

03/08/2016

Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?
How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians

How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians

The transport, postal and warehousing industry is frequently listed as one of the most dangerous occupations for workplace injury or death. Putting safety first has always been a high priority when developing our Toyota forklifts...

27/07/2016

How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians
INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand

INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand

It’s always been the case that selling a good product at a competitive price is only part of the story – but now more than ever providing the best after-sales service and back-up is of critical importance. Our customers expect much more than just a great material handling solution at a great price, and rightly so. They’re after a partnership, one...

19/07/2016

INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand
Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

With warehousing and materials handling sometimes regarded as the ‘background’ to many industries, it’s easy to forget how important these vehicles are in the scheme of modern business. For those in the industry, forklifts pass by as...

12/07/2016

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts
What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

Cold weather means more than simply throwing an extra hi-vis jacket into the ute on the way to work and bringing out the thermos to keep your coffee piping hot in the warehouse....

05/07/2016

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months
Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

The end of financial year usually signifies a busy time of retail sales, the completion of bookkeeping and a time for reflection and planning for your business’s fiscal...

28/06/2016

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business
INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

Ongoing controversy about the service efficiency of Australia’s NBN highlights both the opportunities and risks that exist in the roll-out of new IT systems...

15/06/2016

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers
TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA is focusing on social media activity to engage with owners and operators online and recently celebrated reaching 2000 likes on Facebook...

22/06/2016

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media
What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

There’s been much talk recently about the advent of driverless forklifts, or automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and what they mean for the material handling industry. Some operators may think this will be the end of traditional manual operation...

25/05/2016

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?
Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process

Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process

New product development is an exciting process where we take what we’ve learned from our research and customer feedback and produce products designed to meet future demand.

18/05/2016

Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process
Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet

Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet

Whether you have one or one thousand forklifts in your operation, these tips will help you lift your game and gain your company some palatable results...

11/05/2016

Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet
How To Clean Your Forklift

How To Clean Your Forklift

Forklifts are often treated simply as a tool, left to the elements and expected to carry out any task asked of them. Like any vehicle, however, sometimes a little bit of TLC can go a long way...

04/05/2016

How To Clean Your Forklift
INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts

INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts

During 2016 Toyota Material Handling Australia intends to establish a new sales channel exclusively for our rebuilt and refurbished forklifts. The goal is to have one such outlet in every capital city, independent of our new forklift sales centres...

29/04/2016

INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts
Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?

Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?

There is simply no textbook answer to the question ‘should I purchase or rent a forklift?’. There are a few points to consider when deciding which route is the best one for your company since numerous factors determine the need for material handling equipment in the first place...

20/04/2016

Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?
Forklift Battery Care Tips

Forklift Battery Care Tips

Installing a new forklift battery is not as simple as replacing the batteries in a TV remote control. If you’ve ever seen the sheer size of the battery in your battery-electric forklift, you would realise that these batteries are made to last a long time...

13/04/2016

Forklift Battery Care Tips
Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?

Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?

There are many fuel types for forklifts but do you know what the advantages of each are? The type of application you have may determine whether you purchase a diesel, gas (LPG) or battery-electric forklift...

08/04/2016

Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?
INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site

INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site

You've got to love a Toyota innovation! In my view there was probably never a time when it was enough just to sell a good product. Today, more than ever, all the parameters of Enterprise Resource Planning come into play to ensure that the sale is only one part of the relationship we build with our customers...

30/03/2016

INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site