Just about any company involved in warehousing needs to own a forklift, and probably a number of forklifts if not many. A forklift is the vehicle of choice for moving heavy objects around the warehouse, and will do a better job that than any other type of vehicle.
Of course a forklift is a very specialist vehicle performing a very specialist task, and so for this reason forklift drivers need to have the appropriate licence to drive a forklift, obtained only after doing suitable forklift training.
Because of forklift is a specialist vehicle it is heavy, cumbersome and expensive to both buy and maintain. It also, like every other vehicle, has a host of routine maintenance tasks that are required. There are also a number of safety issues related to driving forklifts and this is the reason why specialist forklift drivers are required to be trained and licensed before they are entitled to operate a forklift in any workplace.
Any company that maintains a fleet of forklift’s needs to track all the details relating to each and every forklift. Are the maintenance tasks being performed regularly? Are they being performed on time? Are there any maintenance issues which could lead to a reduction in costs if treated differently? Are the costs of maintaining and running the forklift getting out of hand the point where management should consider either selling it or retiring it?
And a company which owns a large fleet of forklifts may well find that record keeping like this over an entire fleet can become particularly cumbersome and, if mistakes are made, expense. And it can be very difficult to work out exactly how much it is costing to run a forklift if done manually.
So it’s interesting to find that one innovative Australian company is now producing software that helps streamline all of these tasks involved in owning a fleet of forklifts.
The software operates as a comprehensive tool for management of the vehicles in any company which operates a fleet of forklifts. It assists in record keeping of all repair and maintenance tasks, parts, suppliers and debtors and also records details of work undertaken and completed.
Details of every single forklift as well as details of maintenance servicing, parts supply, repairs undertaken and much more can all be recorded in the software.
And of course there are many companies which are in the business of hiring forklifts out to end users. Companies such as this will find forklift tracking software to be extremely useful.
It’s possible to keep track of every single process that occurs in the business of hiring out forklifts. There is a register of assets which can be used to track every single piece of equipment managed by the company. It will track all the expenses and the income generated by every single piece of equipment.
When people think of software they don’t think of software designed to perform simple tasks, like this forklift tracking software. So it’s refreshing to see one company designing software for very specific uses such as this.