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With a rich history dating back to 1986, Hitec Lift Trucks Limited prides itself on providing a wide range of services and products to suit all your materials handling needs. With their roots in the engineering sector, Hitec co-founders Andrew Selbie and Prospero Girardi have a wealth of expertise in materials handling and continue to cater to the needs of their ever growing  list of customers.

A beginner's guide to forklift safety

Why is Forklift Safety Important? A forklift truck is a dangerous piece of machinery, and it goes without saying that you can’t just hop into a truck with no training or experience and drive it away. Every operator must have training and be fully

How to maintain your forklift

Forklifts are a vital tool for a range of industries. When safely operated they help take the weight off staff and can get the job of multiple people done quickly and efficiently. However, as complex pieces of machinery, they do tend to wear out a

Should you hire or buy your forklifts?

Forklifts are indispensable for many different types of business, from engineering to warehousing, and if you’re starting a new business or growing an existing one, you have a couple of different options when expanding your fleet of forklift trucks

The 8 most spectacular displays of forklift skill

A forklift operator who works with precision, control and skill is a tremendous asset to any business in the materials handling sector. Combined with patience and safety awareness, these virtues help to get the job done well. The following clips s

The top 5 forklift scenes in film and TV

It’s awards season right now, and with the Oscars around the corner, everyone’s been talking about all things film. After discussing our picks for the top awards, we got around to talking about the best forklift scenes from both the big and small

How to get into a career operating lift trucks

If you want to get into a career as a lift truck driver, there are generally no set requirements, but there are a number of things you can do to increase your chances of getting a job in the industry. The key is to show any prospective employers that