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The Electric Forklift That’s Shocking the Industry
What You Knew About Forklift Batteries Has Changed Forever
Imagine an electric forklift that can run 18 hours and a battery that can fully charge in 1.5 hours, requires no watering, maintenance, or ventilation and will greatly improve safety.
IMAGINE IT NO MORE – Apex Material Handling is NOW Your Source! Oh yeah – the battery has a 10-year warranty!
The BYD Forklift comes in capacities up to 7,700lbs, with pneumatic tires for indoor or outdoor use. Click here to learn more, then contact us to see it in person at 888-530-1832.
Feature Article
Avoiding the Flu Like the Plague
Few things can cripple productivity like the flu, and the season is upon us. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people contract the flu, and the costs mount for them and your operation.
Find out what the flu really costs us and how we can work to limit its effect on our material handling operations this season. Read more…
Safety
4 Tips to Improve Safety Around Your Docks
Docks are very busy places and represent a significant risk for an accident or incident, particularly during busy seasons. There are some things you can do to reduce this risk and demonstrate the intention of creating a safe work environment for the employees that operate on or around your docks.


Apex is Growing, and We’re Hiring
We are Looking for Customer-Focused Professionals
Apex is looking for new people to help us continue our growth. Join our team of material handling professionals that are adamant about customer satisfaction. If you know anyone that might fit that bill, please send them our way. Learn more about our company and apply to join our team at our new employment website.
Apex at Your Service
Doors are open. Dirt, debris and heat are a lift truck’s worst enemy during the Summer months. Lift trucks operating properly are safer and more productive. Get your forklifts ready for Winter with our 13-Point Service Inspection. See the details and special price.
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Industry News, Insights and Information
Industry 4.0 is “Out of the Barn”
Industry 4.0—incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into intelligent industrial machines—is set to transform the fulfillment process, greatly boosting visibility, efficiency and accuracy of shipments, and in turn, customer satisfaction and everyone’s bottom line. Read more at MHI.

UPS Joins Alliance to Create Blockchain Standards for Logistics
UPS said it sees the need to create industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies. Read more about blockchain and its future in logistics at Supply Chain Digital.

Big Rigs that Don’t Run on Diesel? They’re Already Here
Tesla Inc. will unveil its electric Tesla semi-truck Nov.16th in Southern California. It’s all part of CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan Part Deux” in which he vowed to expand the company’s lineup to “cover the major forms of terrestrial transport.” Expect another late-night party stocked with friends and fans, potential Tesla semi customers, and state and local elected officials. Read more at Transport Topics.

US Seeks Restrictions on Mexican Trucking Under NAFTA
The U.S. has proposed another difficult change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that could eventually restrict long-haul Mexican truckers from operating in the country, according to people familiar with the discussions. Read more at Bloomberg.
Apex Equipment Rentals
The Rental You Need, When You Need It, for as Long as You Need It
Whether you need a personnel carrier for a day or a fleet of forklifts for three years, Apex Material Handling is Your Source for all your material handling equipment rental needs. We have a wide variety of equipment for rent at the terms you need. Learn more about our rental equiment a programs, or if you want a quote, request one now!

If you’re not sure which equipment type you need, don’t worry; we’ll help you figure that out. Call 888-530-1832 for a consultation – Expert advice is on us!
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