Posts By: AlliedToyotaAdmin

How to Evaluate Labor Rate

Are you looking for the cheapest forklift labor rate out there? Are you shopping for the lowest number? Are you looking at other metrics when you evaluate forklift repair? Let’s explore the right way to evaluate labor rate.  The labor rate is the hourly charge to maintain and repair a forklift. As you might expect,… Read more »

Best Practices for Forklift Battery Maintenance & Handling

Maximizing the economic life of a forklift battery is highly dependent on maintenance procedures and maintenance frequency. Few companies have mastered those maintenance processes to their own satisfaction and the resulting shortfall is costly.  Below are starting points for you to develop your own “best practices”. Proper Handling Forklift batteries are very heavy and are… Read more »

The Unique Allied Toyota Lift Maintenance Plan

Our first two blog posts in the maintenance plan series, Part 1 and Part 2, walked you through what a planned maintenance is and what the benefits are. Our blog series continues this week  with our final planned maintenance post – Allied’s unique planned maintenance process. Each forklift follows Allied Toyota Lift’s 3-part planned maintenance… Read more »

Benefits of Planned Maintenance

Your forklift works hard. Reward it and keep it working hard for the years ahead. Planned maintenance isn’t just a reward for your forklift, it is a reward for you. Planned maintenance helps alleviate the stress of surprise break-downs, costing you and your business money. It can also help boost your productivity. Consider these additional benefits: Helps reduce… Read more »

Planned maintenance – What is it?

What’s inspected during planned maintenance? Toyota’s maintenance plans offer you unmatched peace-of-mind and protection of your investment. Toyota maintenance plans provide ongoing upkeep of your forklifts and help detect any problems before they turn into something that negatively impacts your business. Depending  on the maintenance program you choose – full maintenance or planned maintenance –… Read more »


Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently launched a new AC-powered walkie pallet jack under the brand Tora-Max. The 4,000-pound lift capacity walkie, built for customers in search of an entry-level walkie, provides a simple solution and solid performance. The Tora-Max walkie has a target delivery time of four weeks or less and retails for… Read more »

Forklift Abuse

Are you wondering if you have higher than average forklift repair costs? Do your forklifts seem to take a beating by your operators on a day-to-day basis? You may have forklift abuse happening in your workplace. It’s not easy identifying forklift abuse, but with these tips and observations, you can cut down on costly repairs…. Read more »

Forklift Safety: OSHA/CCOHS Forklift Training & Regulations

In a workplace environment, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to a lack of, or inadequate, training. A comprehensive forklift safety training program is one of the most effective ways to combat workplace injuries. There are specific rules set forth by the Occupational Safety & Healthy Administration (OSHA) concerning forklift operator training… Read more »

Forklift Inspections & Pre-Operation Checklist

Material handling best practices, tips, information, and more   Forklifts are a common sight in many industries. Whether used in warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail applications or elsewhere, forklifts are crucial tools in the daily operations and supply chains of most businesses. Because of this frequent level of use, many operators and nearby pedestrians can become… Read more »

Commitment to Customer Service: Paperless Service System

Allied Toyota Lift has long had a commitment to the customer. Since our inception almost 50 years ago, we’ve stood by our superior products by using the best parts and technicians Toyota has to offer. Not much had changed over those 50 years in the service department…until now. In 2017, Allied instituted EveryWare, a paperless… Read more »