5 Forgotten Things To Expect 4 Reasons To Rent A Forklift For The Holidays

Toyotaforklift.com published the “5 Things to Expect When You Rent a Forklift“. Southeast Industrial Equipment has a large inventory of 5,000lb pneumatic and cushion tires forklifts ready to rent for the busy holiday season! Read the reasons to rent for the holidays below!

During the busy holiday season your warehouse seems to be as busy as Walmart is on Black Friday! As much prep goes into getting ready for this time of year our customers are at ease knowing they can quickly add material handling equipment to their fleet for extra support by taking advantage of SIE’s large rental fleet!

With an in-house rental department ready to take your call, Southeast Industrial Equipment’s material handling rental equipment is your down-time eliminator for a number of reasons!

1. When production is up but you just can’t keep up.

Why not add a forklift to your fleet by renting for a day, week, month, or longer if needed? When you just can’t see the return on investment to purchase or lease a new or used forklift just to get you through the hectic seasons, renting can be your best option. Here at Southeast Industrial Equipment we offer a wide range of material handling equipment for lease, purchase, or for rent. We have over 200 units in our rental fleet and growing by the day!

2. In case the only forklift you have is down for maintenance.

When you cannot afford the downtime in your warehouse, we are here to deliver a rental to sub in for the equipment that is being serviced.

3. Maybe you have a special project your company is working on.

You need a piece of material handling equipment to get the job done right? Why not rent the perfect piece of equipment along with the attachment that is just what you need? When you do not have use for a full time forklift for the day in and day out or your business, SIE is your go to when it comes to getting a rental to you fast and efficiently for no matter how long or short of a time period you may need.

4. When you need to lift to new heights

Or reach the pallet positions you normally do not use on a daily basis, why not rent the forklift that can reach just that much higher while you have more product to store? We have forklifts for rent that reach up to your tallest rack, so call (866) 696-9125 today or fill out our rental form for the material handling equipment you need now but may not need later!

See how companies as big as Amazon are adding to their workforce during the holidays here.

Watch our video on how renting can be your best option to get you through the busiest times of year.

Warehouse Racking Solutions

We have shown you how to be selective with your selective racking systems.

Now let’s take a deeper look into the popular racking systems shown in the toyotaforklift.com warehouse racking solutions infographic that breaks down the applications they work best for. Refer to our warehouse catalog for product options and contact us for engineered solutions that will work best for your business.

Warehouse Racking Solutions

How To Manage Your Fleet With T-Matics

Toyota’s T-Matics MOBILE and COMMAND products can help you reduce labor and maintenance costs, lost productivity, and damage. And can even help you manage the size of your fleet.

The “new” economy is putting significant pressure on all businesses and management has to do more with less. Job reductions make the headlines, but thinner budgets, productivity pressure and an increased demand for action create just as much havoc as downsizing middle managers and supervisors.
Every day your business is paying significant amounts of money to own and operate your forklift fleet. The cost for each truck can be over $250,000 per year – inclusive of operator salaries, benefits, overtime, truck leases, maintenance, damage, and battery/fuel expense.

For a 50 vehicle fleet, that multiplies to over $12.5 million per year!

Traditional fleet management solutions, like outsourcing maintenance and parts ordering, help make costs predictable, which is beneficial, but does not necessarily provide a meaningful way of reducing costs in real time. Achieving productivity and cost benefits through the deployment of technology is a well-established concept, but can it be applied to forklift fleet and operations management? Can behaviors and costs that have long been considered just “part of doing business” be changed? The answer is YES!

Utilizing advanced technology, T-Matics ensures that your fleet is being used as smartly and efficiently as possible whether you have five forklifts or over 50!

T-Matics Mobile

Intended for any size fleet, T-Matics MOBILE is a cellular-based system what’s ideal for forklifts that are not locked to a single location. It features a plug-and-play install (with no IT involvement), factory and field installation options, electronic hour meter collection error code reporting and fleet utilization.

T-Matics Command

Designed for fleets of at least 15 forklifts, T-Matics COMMAND is a wireless forklift management system that collects data by WIFI or IRF cellular within a designated facility. Advantages include electronic North American safety standards checklists, automated alerts and reporting, auto-calibrated impact management, planned maintenance management, operator access control, and more.

 

What gets measured, gets managed.

  • Forklift Fleet Tracking – Get visibility of your fleet at all times, whether you’re operating at a single location or your forklifts are being moved around North America.
  • Electronic Safety Checklist – Mandate automated forklift operator checklists before use; eliminate paper and improve accountability and safety.
  • Maintenance Tracking – Get timely notifications on planned maintenance needs and link directly to your dealership for time-sensitive service intervals.
  • Web-Based Reporting – Generate benchmarks and report results daily, weekly, quarterly and/or annually and make more informed decisions based on fleet data.
  • Impact Alerts – Get alerts sent directly to you if your forklifts are involved in an impact.
  • Use Limited To Only Those Qualified – Set permissions to ensure a forklift is being used by certified operators only.

 

T-Matics Infographic

sources: “5 Ways to Reduce Your Forklift Fleet Costs using T-Matics” – Toyota Industrial Equipment  •  “Reach New Heights” – Toyota Industrial Equipment

Section 179 Tax Deduction – What Does It Mean For Your Business?

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Updates to the tax deduction and MORE questions answered!

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Section 179 of the IRS tax code gives businesses the opportunity to deduct the full purchase price of forklifts and other qualifying new business equipment purchased or financed during the tax year up to $500,000 with an added bonus first year depreciation benefit. This years’ spending cap of $2,000,000 is an advantage for small business. Increasing savings and providing for higher profit margins. The PATH Act 2015 (“Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015”) allows for an added 50% bonus first year depreciation deduction.

Our line of Toyota forklifts, from internal combustion lift trucks to electric pallet jacks, are a seamless fit for most applications. In addition, we offer narrow aisle forklifts with swing-mast technology for the high pallet density warehouses and facilities along with complimentary fleet equipment such as utility vehicles, aerial work platforms, multi-directional lifts and more. SIE has added heavy pneumatic forklifts, container handlers and reach stackers to our lineup for the convenience of the lumber, pre-cast materials, port industries and more that we serve throughout the Southeast.

Our customers come to us looking for the top of the line equipment as well as the superior service we are known for. Contact Southeast Industrial Equipment to get a quote for your next equipment purchase or lease and calculate your savings for 2016 below!

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TOP 5 Forklift Safety Additions

Safety Additions to Forklift

The top 5 forklift safety additions to add to your lift truck are paramount in ensuring the safety of everyone in and around forklifts in your facility.

Southeast Industrial Equipment takes safety to another level for our customers by offering a centralized parts department with over $2 million in inventory ready to add the following 5 things we think you need added to your lift truck.

  • Toyota Genuine Blue LED Safety LightThe Toyota Genuine Blue LED Pedestrian Light is one that we recommend added to every lift truck we sell, lease, or rent to our customers because of the ease of installation and the low sale price. It is a low-cost item to add to any lift truck that will ensure the visibility of these pieces of equipment backing up out of an aisle, trailer, etc.

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  • Somewhat new to the market is the Red Zone Danger Area Safety Light. The red zone light projects a safe zone red line on the floor at your desired distance away from the lift to which pedestrians should not cross when in contact with a lift trucRed Zone Danger Lightk. It is clearly visible on any indoor floor surface and ensures the safe distance of individuals to prevent accidents while in use. The red zone danger area safety light is easily installed to lift trucks and plugs directly into the lift. It is installed on the overhead guard and can be placed on all four sides.

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  • Safety Warning LightsOSHA requirements for this safety accessory vary by application. The strobe light, or beacon, flashing light is only required by OSHA when pedestrians can see the light projected. For example, if you are operating your lift trucks outdoors during the daylight, there is no need for this part. Most, if not all indoor applications will require the lift truck to have a strobe light attached.

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  • back up alarmIn noisy to very loud environments a back up alarm may or may not be of use for a lift truck but in most applications it is very helpful to operators and pedestrians letting them know a lift truck is coming. Whether alerting pedestrians of the lift truck backing up out of an aisle or pulling out of a trailer, the back up alarm for lift trucks are one of the most popular features on our lift trucks.

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  • When operating a vehicle, what is the one thing that immediately comes to mind that you can use to loudly alert others of danger? Your horn, of course, which is why it would feel bare if an operator did not have the option to innately beep a horn when near pedestrians or other potential hazards. A number of Toyota forklift models have an optional rear assist grip which has an option to add an additional horn to. Any type of noise alert that can be administered to let oncoming traffic and pedestrians know that the lift truck is coming will reduce the risk of injury and accidents in the workplace.Rear Assist Grip with Horn

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Check out the optional safety package we offer on all of our used forklifts.

USED EQUIPMENTOptional Forklift Safety Package

In addition to our large inventory of used equipment for sale or lease, we have over 1,000 rental units available at competitive daily, weekly, or monthly rates.

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SIE Supports Our Troops

Southeast Industrial Equipment shows support for our troops with this custom paint job for the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, South Carolina just in time for the Independence Day weekend! We offer a number of custom options for your lift truck and unique paint jobs are just the beginning! Whether in need of special attachments, fork extensions or danger zone warning lights, the possibilities are endless.

Contact us to customize your next lift truck!

SIE proudly recognizes all of the United States Military heroes who have served and continue to serve our country.

Thank you for your service.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

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National Forklift Safety Day

Safety is our top priority here at SIE and June is National Safety Month. We encourage our associates, operators and customers to practice safety at all times when in contact with material handling equipment. As part of National Safety Month the Industrial Truck Association sponsors National Forklift Safety Day annually on June 14th and Southeast Industrial Equipment believes that

A safe workplace starts with safety training.

SIE offers a full line of training options whether you need to keep in compliance with OSHA regulations, operator training, forklift safety training, on-site or in-house training and more. Southeast Industrial Equipment is showing support by offering our safety training class held on June 24th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Our in-house classes are held throughout the year at our Charlotte branch location 12200 Steele Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28273 in the Southeast Industrial Equipment training room. This course offers a range of safety training opportunities from OSHA Compliance to Train-the-Trainer.  Contact us for more information and to book your spot today!

Toyota Material Handling Inc., U.S.A. has created a “Forklifts and Pedestrian Safety” guide to highlight common pedestrian hazards when dealing with material handling equipment.

For information about our safety training class and all other training opportunities, please contact us.

Call (866) 696-9125 to speak to one of our skilled Territory Support Managers.

E-mail us at contacts@sielift.com.

National Forklift Safety Day 2016

 

National Safety Month: https://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx?utm_medium=(none)&utm_source=(direct)&utm_campaign=NSM

Industrial Truck Association: https://www.indtrk.org/

Toyota Forklifts : https://www.toyotaforklift.com/

5 Reasons To Choose Southeast Industrial Equipment

Why choose Southeast Industrial Equipment?

Choose Southeast Industrial Equipment

1. Southeast Industrial Equipment is a second-generation, family owned operation with American roots coming up on our 30th anniversary.  Since 1987 SIE has continued to evolve as the premier supplier of quality equipment, products, and superior services in the materials handling industry.

2. We are the full solution to your material handling needs. With nine locations across the Southeast and an expansive inventory of new and used equipment, we are sure to have the right truck for your application.

3. SIE is dedicated to all lines of equipment we offer from Toyota forklifts, Yard Spotters, Aerial Work Platforms, Very Narrow Aisle Forklifts, Large Pneumatic Forklifts, Utility Vehicles, Personel Carriers, Multi-Directional Lift Trucks, to Floor Cleaning Equipment.

4. Over 1,000 rental units in stock and a centralized rental department ready to take your call! SIE has the most competitive rates in the southeast offering daily, weekly, or monthly rentals.

5. “When a customer has a problem, it becomes our problem.” – President, Cory Thorne. SIE takes pride in providing superior service. Our fleet of fully stocked service vans are ready to take on most issues at your facility or ours. If your break down is after hours, be sure to take advantage of our 24/7 emergency service.

IT DOESN’T END THERE!!!

SIE has a centralized parts department with over $2 million in inventory and most parts available overnight for all types of industrial equipment.

We have over 300 associates including highly trained territory managers ready to bring our solutions to you. Through site surveys, product knowledge, training and experience, our sales force will provide you with the knowledge of equipment necessary for your application.

Why stop there? We can provide the paramount warehouse design you have been looking for whether you need a full overhaul, new racking, or updated safety equipment, we do it all! Our warehouse catalog and design partners are the answer to your facility’s productivity needs.

Rest assure that your warehouse is running smoothly with the latest technology SIE has to offer. Fleet Management programs to monitor the productivity of your facility and keep costs down. SIE offers training programs such as operator training, safety training, Train-The-Trainer, and more. Our mission is to keep safety as a top priority to keep productivity up and costs down.

For more information, contact us by phone (866) 696-9125, email contacts@sielift.com, or stop by one of our nine locations scattered through the southeast.

SIE Awarded Toyota’s Highest Honor – FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

Southeast Industrial Equipment wins the TMHU President’s Award for the second consecutive year!

SIE Toyota President's Award

SIE was 1 of 14 dealers awarded in 2017 at the annual TMHU dealer meeting in San Antonio, TX for our efforts in 2016! In addition, we won Sales Elite, Sales Excellence, & Parts Excellence for the second consecutive year in a row!

See SIE’s experience from the 2016 award ceremony below!

TIE 2016 President's Award

Southeast Industrial Equipment wins Toyota’s prestigious President’s Award.

Southeast Industrial Equipment was recently awarded Toyota Industrial Equipment‘s highest honor, the President’s Award, for 2015. SIE is one of the 15 elite recipients of this distinguished award, selected from TIE’s network of more than 220 dealership locations in North America.
SIE was recognized at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting for demonstrating excellence in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall forklift dealership operations. This is the fourth time SIE has been awarded the President’s Award.
“Toyota’s President’s Award winners set the bar high, and push themselves hard to succeed,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “They are the best of the best in our industry.”

 

Read Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Inc honors blog here .

 

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ADDITIONAL 2015 DEALER HONORS

  • Toyota Commercial Finance Ambassador Award
    Southeast Industrial Equipment was awarded the Ambassador Award by Toyota Commercial Finance. In recognition for SIE’s continued support and for achieving $100,000,000 in lease and retail outstanding with TCF.
    In addition, SIE won TMHU Sales Elite Award for the second consecutive year as well as TMHU Sales Excellence, TMHU Service Excellence, and TMHU Parts Excellence.
  • 2016 MHEDA MVP AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015
    Southeast Industrial Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016!  The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).
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Southeast Industrial Equipment would like to personally thank our associates, customers, and peers for playing a vital role in ensuring we continue to lift expectations in the materials handling industry year after year!

 

(SIE Executives from Left to Right) Russ Smiley VP of Operations; Robert Dunlap Chief Financial Officer; Cory Thorne President; Greg Snipes VP of Sales; Scott Johnson Executive Advisor

 

Southeast Industrial Equipment has earned the 2016 MHEDA MVP Award for our outstanding achievements in 2015!

Southeast Industrial Equipment has earned the 2016 MHEDA MVP Award for our outstanding achievements in 2015!  MHEDA MVP LOGO 2016

Southeast Industrial Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016!  The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  To be among the less than 5% of the association’s membership earning the award, SIE successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, associates and suppliers.  They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVP Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their customers, associates and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2016 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc.  “MHEDA is very proud of our MVP Award winners.”

Southeast Industrial Equipment had an outstanding year in 2015. Also awarded the 2015 Toyota Material Handling Sales Elite Award. As a family owned company with high standards of excellence in all operations, SIE strives to be your full solutions provider in the material handling industry. Southeast Industrial Equipment is looking forward to the growth and improvement that is forecast for 2016.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.