SOUTHWEST TIP OF THE MONTH

The Southwest “Tip of the Month” Program

A powerful educational tool – having one topic per month (Tip of the Month) that highlights common questions about the industry, equipment and warehouse solutions that our customers encounter on a regular basis.

Our goal is to help customers find solutions to common issues and share these tips with their team members to help save time and avoid any costly mistakes.

Please enjoy our video library called: Tip of the Month

January 2022 Tip of the Month - How to Read a Data Plate

WHAT IS A FORKLIFT DATA PLATE AND HOW DO I READ IT?

What information is on a forklift data plate?

Sometimes referred to as a capacity plate or a forklift nameplate, the forklift data plate includes important information such as weight, fuel type, and forklift load capacity. Associates need to read the data plate during training and before use to help build the culture of safety in your facility.

Relatively quickly, you’ll need to know some quick information about your forklift’s capabilities. Luckily, a forklift data plate is installed on every truck on the market to help you understand what your forklift can do and provide vital information.

Click on the Youtube video for a quick guide that can help you read your data plate and start using your equipment better with all of the readily available information.