Reliability is probably the one thing fleet managers want most. Warehouses need a forklift fleet you can rely on, and the best fleet managers know that doesn’t happen by accident. A reliable fleet has to be built with proactive planning, increased attention to planned maintenance and a keen awareness of the fleet’s data.
Even when you have your fleet dialed in, it’s difficult to know the optimal time to replace, retire, relocate or retain certain forklifts. Replace a forklift too soon and you risk not getting the most out of your investment. Replace a forklift too late and you may risk an expensive and time-consuming breakdown.