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Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Forklift

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Whether you’re experiencing an unusually high volume of business or need to handle heavier loads in your warehouse, consider renting a forklift. Forklift rentals provide all the benefits of owning one, which means your business can meet new demands without having to fully invest in the equipment permanently. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon discusses everything you should know before renting a forklift for your business in New Jersey or New York.

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Forklift Clamps and What They Can Be Used For

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If you own a business that uses forklifts daily, then you’re probably already familiar with how they work. However, if you need to handle specific materials like hay, paper rolls, or others, a forklift attachment can help you do so with greater ease and efficiency. A forklift clamp is a perfect solution if you’re looking to move a variety of materials. Barclay Brand Ferdon is here to discuss what forklift clamps are, the different types of clamps, and what materials they can handle.

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Different Types of Forklift Tires and Knowing Which Ones Are Right for Your Business

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Forklifts are an essential part of many businesses, and because of this, it’s important to ensure they’re equipped with the right tires. Forklift tires come in a variety of materials and designs, and each one has a specific use. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon describes the different types of forklift tires and what surfaces they work best on.    

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How to Choose the Right Type of Forklift Mast

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At Barclay Brand Ferdon, we’ve provided countless business owners over the years with the forklifts and fork attachments they need to get the job done. Whether you’re looking to rent a forklift for a specific need or you need to purchase a new fork attachment, our team of industry experts will help you narrow down your choices, providing you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your business.

When it comes to forklift masts, there are a few options, and you need to account for overhead clearance, as well as the space between aisles. Here, we take a closer look at forklift masts and how to pick the right kind for your application.

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Used Pallet Jacks and What to Look for When Buying One

Used Manual Pallet Jacks

If you own a business that constantly moves heavy pallets, you’ll likely benefit from a pallet jack. While new pallet jacks can be costly, a used pallet jack often does the same amount of work as a new one would – and typically at a lower price. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon explains the differences between used and new pallet jacks, as well as some factors to consider when purchasing a used one.

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What Is HAZCOM Training? When and How Often to Get Certified

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If you’ve recently hired a new employee who will be working with hazardous materials, or a current employee has agreed to work with additional hazardous materials, they’ll need to complete HAZCOM training. HAZCOM stands for hazardous communications, and training for it is required by OSHA. Barclay Brand Ferdon provides HAZCOM training for businesses in New Jersey and New York. Here, we take a closer look at what you need to know about HAZCOM training.

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Understanding the Different Forklift Training Courses and Certifications

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Forklifts come in several classes, but regardless of what kind of forklift your company uses, each operator needs to receive forklift training and certification, as well as OSHA-mandated training. Barclay Brand Ferdon offers forklift training to operators at businesses from the lower New York region to Middlesex and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. Here, we describe the types of forklift classes, as well as the training and certification required from every operator.

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Understanding Daily OSHA Forklift Inspection Guidelines

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The material handling industry depends on safe and efficient solutions like forklifts to move goods, but certain guidelines must be followed to make sure they are in safe working condition. At Barclay Brand Ferdon, we have served New York and New Jersey with both high-quality products and industry expertise to keep our clients satisfied and safe in the workplace for many years. Here, we explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forklift inspection guidelines, helping you to ensure your company is operating safely and in compliance.

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How Often Should Operators Inspect Their Forklift?

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Operating heavy machinery takes a high degree of attention and professionalism. While everyone has their own set of standards and expectations for those operating forklifts on the floor, there are also federal mandates enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that every operator needs to abide by. One of the most frequent questions we receive pertains to forklift inspection and how often it should be performed. Barclay Brand Ferdon has been inspecting and servicing forklifts in New York and New Jersey for over 25 years. Here’s a closer look at what you should know about forklift inspection.

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How Often Should a Forklift Be Serviced?

When operating heavy machinery, you need to be sure that everything is operating as the manufacturer intended. This is to ensure the safety of both the operator and those working with and around them. A defective or malfunctioning forklift very quickly becomes the biggest safety hazard in your facility, so you must address and schedule maintenance for it. While there are no definitive mandates on how frequently a forklift should be serviced, there are intervals that many in the industry adhere to in terms of regularly scheduled maintenance. Barclay Brand Ferdon has serviced forklifts for decades, and here, we share our insights on forklift service frequency so that you can keep your operators and employees safe.

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Forklift Maintenance Checklist

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The benefits of regular forklift maintenance have been proven. Material handling facilities experience less downtime, lower repair costs, and longer equipment lifespan with regularly scheduled service by experienced techs. At the same time, regular forklift inspections can identify any problems before they escalate and require costly repairs. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon shares a forklift maintenance checklist to keep your fleet in optimal condition.

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6 Forklift Maintenance Tips to Help with Safety

6 Forklift Maintenance Tips to Help with Safety

There’s no substitute for regular forklift maintenance. When a facility depends on lift trucks to stay productive, maintenance helps prevent unexpected downtime and costly repairs. At the same time, service is extremely important for forklift safety. To demonstrate the value of regular maintenance as part of your forklift safety program, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers six tips to keep lift trucks in good condition.

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Why Food Safety Is an Important Part of Forklift Training


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is responsible for preventing unsafe food products – including eggs, meat, and poultry – from entering the country’s supply chain. To ensure food safety for all consumers, the FSIS carries out inspections of food processing and handling operations, analyzing every aspect of daily business – down to a company’s forklifts. It also maintains a set of laws that all food-related facilities must adhere to. Barclay Brand Ferdon takes a closer look at the importance of food safety training for forklift operators.

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5 Rules and Tips for Forklift Safety


Whether you work in warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food production, or distribution, maneuvering a forklift (or several) is likely part of your business’ day-to-day operations. While these pieces of machinery offer a host of advantages, such as improving your workplace’s efficiency, they must be operated with extreme care and skill to avoid injuries, damaged goods, and other unfortunate outcomes. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers five rules and tips to ensure forklift safety at your jobsite.

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Goods and Industries that Require Higher-Security Material Handling Protocols

Goods and Industries that Require Higher-Security Material Handling Protocols

Just one instance of theft can be devastating to warehouses and suppliers. Not only does the company lose stock but also the confidence of clients and shareholders. Meanwhile, employees feel unsafe when they know their workplace is vulnerable. This is why ensuring the security of the facility is a must. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon outlines industries and types of goods where high-security material handling protocols are especially crucial.

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Audit & Analysis: Signs You Have an Unneeded Surplus of Material Handling Equipment


Efficient material handling processes are the backbone of many warehouses. Material handling systems can impact all aspects of your business, but different equipment for every occasion may not always be necessary. Housing surplus material handling equipment is a common problem that warehouses struggle with, but by streamlining the use of certain machines, you may see numerous benefits to workflow and efficiency. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon discusses some ways you can be aware of unneeded equipment and how addressing this issue may benefit your business in the long run.

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Gauging Your Terrain: What Sort of Lift Trucks Do You Need?

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Forklifts are necessary pieces of equipment among many warehouses and distribution facilities – but one size does not always fit all. Factors like landscape, product storage requirements, warehouse layout and more can play a factor in choosing which type of lift truck might be the best for your business. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon will discuss some different types of lift trucks and terrains to help you pinpoint which may be right for you.

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Rack Safety Tips


Rack safety is an important matter for any warehouse. A design flaw, unnoticed damage, improper assembly, or overloading can very quickly lead to a collapse. Therefore, proper techniques are essential to keeping employees safe while working near racks, as well as protecting your goods. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon, which serves North and Central New Jersey and parts of New York, provides some lifesaving rack safety tips to implement at your facility.

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How can a Burden Carrier help me?

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While a forklift fulfills a specific and necessary role, a burden carrier can be utilized in its place for a variety of different applications and industries. By utilizing these low-cost, electric vehicles, businesses can greatly improve their operational efficiency as well as their overall performance. Here are just some of the advantages of allowing Barclay Brand Ferdon burden carriers to share the load:

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In The News: Dedicated Staff Spans Decades at South Plainfield-Based Barclay

We're proud to share this feature article on our team focusing on the many years (some decades) of working at Barclay that a large number of our staff has.

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