Shop Productivity

By: Seth Skydel

Reprinted with permission of Fleet Equipment Magazine, August 2006

Productivity in truck fleet maintenance operations is affected by many factors, including equipment choices, shop design and layout. In particular, the proper selection of lifts can have a significant impact.

Reputable industry lift manufacturers belong to the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the trade association of North American manufacturers of in-ground lifts as well as marketers of overseas lift systems. In cooperation with the National Bureau of Standards, ALI sponsors current national standards covering lift safety requirements for construction, testing and validation.

ALI member companies market lifts that bear the “gold label” of the ANSI-accredited ALI automotive lift certified lift program.

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