This article, originally written five years ago, has been reprinted because of its increased relevance to current fuel shortages. It contains suggestions for fuel conservation for both engine-powered and electric lift trucks. Recommendations are given for maintaining engine-powered equipment and the importance of employing trained maintenance personnel and skilled drivers is stressed. The author comments on wastage caused by repeated engine starts, excessive idling and jockeying into position, by faster driving than necessary, poor route planning and improper application. He also emphasises the need for proper maintenance of electric vehicles, in particular the battery, hydraulic system and tyres. The article closes with notes on equipment replacement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 1.50 pounds to members and 3.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Shennen Publishing and Publicity Company

    64 Kippax Street
    Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Wells, N
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM