Ontario to invest in green trucks, natural gas network

Commercial Vehicle
Commercial Vehicle
Commercial Vehicle

 

TORONTO, ON – Ontario has unveiled a five-year Climate Change Action Plan that includes funds to adopt greener commercial vehicles and build a province-wide natural gas fueling network.

A new Green Commercial Vehicle Program to launch in 2017 will include up to $170 million in incentives for adopting electric and natural gas commercial vehicles, aerodynamic devices, anti-idling devices, and electric trailer refrigeration. The funding available for specific technologies is not referenced.

Another $75-$100 million will be used to build a province-wide natural gas fueling network, which will be developed with input from the Ontario Trucking Association, Union Gas, Enbridge Gas, and others.

It’s part of the push toward the fuel that Ontario needs, says Bruce Winchester, executive director of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, noting the new announcement allows the province to become a player in a scene heavily dominated to date by Quebec and British Columbia.

“It’s hard to faze truckers,” says Winchester, “but when we’ve done outreach there’s been that sense of concern about adopting new technologies — and at a time when they have so many other concerns like finding capable drivers or meeting emission limits, natural gas has not been at the top of their list.”

Winchester says that commitments from engine makers like Cummins Westport, now on its third generation of natural gas-capable engines, should reassure the trucking industry that this technology is not a flash in the pan.

One factor that continues to hamper the use of Liquefied Natural Gas, however, is the lack of a large-displacement engine. The 15-liter model was discontinued.

Futuristic Space truck
Futuristic Space truck

Natural gas has a lower carbon content than diesel, but it is not the only fuel to receive a financial boost under the announcement. A $20-million pilot program will also be introduced to transform methane from agricultural material or food waste into transportation fuels. Up to $155 million will be available for fuel distributors to deliver high-blend sustainable biofuels and upgrade infrastructure. Gasoline prices, meanwhile, will increase 4.3 cents per liter in January, to help pay for the overall $8.3-billion plan.

Another $1 million has been set aside to explore opportunities with the federal government to accelerate Capital Cost Allowances for technologies that reduce Greenhouse Gases.

“Today’s announcement makes it easier for Ontario trucking companies to transition to greener, low carbon-intensive fuels such as electric and natural gas technology and spur market penetration of proven fuel-cutting aerodynamic and anti-idling products,” said Stephen Laskowski, president of the Ontario Trucking Association. “The Government of Ontario has created a watershed opportunity for the commercial natural gas vehicle industry to market innovative environmental products and technology to our sector.

“What we have now is a partner in government that will work with us to bring about GHG reductions even more quickly,” he said.

Transportation is cited by the province as one of the “largest challenges” to meeting targets for lower emissions. More than one-third of Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas emissions can be traced to transportation, and cars and trucks are responsible for more than 70% of those, the government says. About 11 million passenger and commercial vehicles now travel Ontario roads.

The province plans to increase the amount of renewable content like ethanol in gasoline, but existing Green Diesel Standards will remain.

Other transportation goals include the wider use of battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen passenger vehicles, and targets have been set to have them account for 5% of vehicle sales as early as 2020. Related incentives will include up to $14,000 rebates on green vehicles, which will also be able to travel High Occupancy Vehicle lanes when there is only one passenger on board.

Ontario wants to slash Greenhouse Gases when compared to 1990 levels, reducing them 15% by 2020, 37% by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

A new cap and trade program – aligning with those in place in Quebec and California, and effective July 1 — is expected to annually generate as much as $1.9 billion, which will be invested in a new “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account” earmarked for initiatives that reduce related pollution.

The province’s environmental and clean technology sector includes an estimated 3,000 businesses employing 65,000 people, generating $8 billion in annual revenue.

Not all the funding supports trucks, however. There are also plans to make short-line railways more competitive. “According to the Railway Association of Canada, shortlines can be three to four times more efficient per tonne-kilometer than transporting the same freight by truck. There are currently five provincially licensed freight short-lines in operation that carry goods over distances up to 300 kilometers,” the Action Plan concludes.

“Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan will create good jobs, help people and businesses reduce their carbon footprint, save money, and accelerate a shift to a more sustainable society,” said Glen Murray, minister of the environment and climate change. “Through the plan, Ontarians and the government are doing their part in the global effort to fight climate change.”

What to Do During a Forklift Tip-Over

Forklift tipover
DHL-forklift-tip
DHL-forklift-tip

On average 100 people lose their lives each year working on, or around forklifts, and almost half of those casualties result from tip-over accidents. Engineering, accident statistics, eye-witness, and first-hand accounts tell us that if an operator stays inside the overhead guard area in the seat of the forklift, the operator’s chance of survival increases.

The sole purpose of seat belt use on a forklift is not for front-end collisions. Instead, it is there to keep you in the seat in case of tip-over.

Normal human behavior says “jump” when the forklift starts to tip. In that split second needed to make a decision, two things motivate you in the wrong direction. First, momentum is throwing you to the low side of the machine (direction of tip). Secondly, in your mind, ground means safety, and the ground is closest on the low side (direction of tip). The problem is you can’t get away from the machine fast enough, and the overhead guard crushes you at the head, neck, shoulders, or chest.

Humans have another peculiar habit; as the machine tips, we stick our arms and legs out toward the direction of the tip as if to magically stop the 9,000 lb forklift from tipping over. During a tip-over, you need to keep your hands and feet inside the confines of the forklift and overhead guard.

Forklift accident
Forklift accident
Forklift safety to avoid tipover
Forklift safety to avoid tipover

To survive a tip-over accident, do the following:

  • Put on the seat belt every time you operate a truck. Adjust the seat belt to tighten as needed.
  • Push hard against the steering wheel and brace your feet firmly into the floorboard on the machine, which will firmly plant you in the seat.
  • Place both hands on the steering wheel, lean forward, and use the steering wheel as upper body support.
  • Always lean away from the point of impact. For example, if the forklift is tipping left, lean right.

Help your forklift operators keep safety awareness strong! We will provide a variety of safety training classes for operators and in-house trainers.

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Forklift Safety and Survive a Tip-over Accident

 

A Travel to Atlanta, an unforgettable experience, Reported by DEMO LPG Forklift Truck

DEMO LPG Forklift Truck 1

 

This is an outstanding experience, this is an unforgettable experience, this is a glorious trip that will mark the memory. An interior monologue of a DEMO Forklift Truck

I,with a bottle on back, designed by European professional designer, wearing beautiful clothes.I am sitting quietly at the Shanghai port warehouse and will travel across Pacific Ocean,though it is a long way to go, I am eager to see my owner and see their faces looking at me with joyful smiles.

 

DEMO LPG Forklift Truck 1
DEMO LPG Forklift Truck 1

 

Though I am ready to do harsh works with my robust body, I hope people treat me like gentleman and know me well, I will get along well with people for longer time and I am proud of myself to be loved by them.

Say goodbye to Shanghai, say hello to Atlanta.

Above is an interior monologue of a LPG lift truck, DEMO made.

Reported by Erica LI, Shanghai.

DEMO LPG Forklift Truck
DEMO LPG Forklift Truck

 

In the corner on above picture, it is a Heli brand lift truck, which is the world No. 7 Forklift truck brand.

AGV is Chinese Robots’ Strength and Pride

AGV is Chinese Robots’ Realm and Pride

AGV
AGV

With the coming of intelligent manufacturing, factory intelligence has become an irreversible trend, no doubt AGV is becoming one of the major concern as the focus of intelligent logistics.

AGV, as a segment, has achieved remarkable marketing performance among overall robots industry.

AGV brings practical profits for customers, these benefits include savings on labor cost, improving working efficiency, product quality, space utilization, they make production flow more perfect and connect smoothly the data chain.

Chinese robots market is now far ahead of other economies, in which AGV is increasing at a rate of 30-40% annually. Chinese economy reaches 6.8-6.9% increase this year, but the robot industry growth is much higher than the economy increases.

The rapid development of AGV for Chinese market happened after the year 2000, influenced by huge profit attractiveness and continuous technology R&D.

Non-reflector laser navigation AGV now has led AGV industry to a new development direction and era, its advanced technology is not losing to overseas.

The non-reflector laser navigation AGV has many advantages as follows:

  • No need any navigation signal, save investment and cost
  • Build overall navigation map, like indoor GPS station, can navigate to any place within the factory, it can realize overall factory material handling without navigation signal.
  • Short working environment study and map building time, quicker construction, shorter project cycle.
  • Amendment of the route is easier due to change in working process or material, there is only need to change the map, later maintenance will be easy and quick.

There is tremendous development room for AGV, this will need all of our AGV R&D manufacturers team to develop consistently to possess core technology and provide lifelong services to both domestic and international market.

Advantages for DEMO Full Electric Stacker

DEMO Full Electric Stacker

 

DEMO Full Electric Stacker
DEMO Full Electric Stacker

 

DEMO S Series Full Electric Stacker

 

Model No.: DM-S15E

Capacity: 1500kgs (3000lbs)

Lift height: 6000mm (236 in.)

Three stage Full free lift

Load at 6000mm: 500kgs (1100lbs)

Without pedal, arm

 

Advantages:

 

Configuration and Performance

 

  • Electronic power steering system, light and low noise
  • Two-way magnetic valve, three drop speed mode
  • Drive unit floating bodies with patent design
  • AC Driving system. No carbon brush, maintenance free
  • USA CURTIS driving controller
  • Electromagnetic, regenerative braking system
  • Automatic lifting limit, proximity switch, long life

 

Safety

  • Curve automatic deceleration devices, more safe
  • Goods high position, vehicle automatic deceleration
  • Stepless speed control system, safe and quiet
  • Controller with Multiple automatic protection
  • Emergency reversing device/Emergency brake switch
  • High position automatic reduction device

Warmly welcome to send your stacker inquiry to Erica LI at alex@demolead.com! !

South Korea Like DEMO Forklift Truck very much

Happy new year 2018

Dear Forklift truck Customers,

May the universe bless you in surprising and joyful ways. Happy New Year! !

DEMO Forklift truck won high comments from South Korea related industries and enterprises, the importing volume has a high increase since last year, if you will need more information, please kindly contact us at alex@demolead.com or through WhatsApp: +86-18917372351

DEMO wish you a year filled with new hopes, joys and beginning! !

Erica LI reported from Shanghai, DEMO

Jan.2nd, 2018

DEMO Forklift Truck Won high comments from South Korea
DEMO Forklift Truck Won high comments from South Korea

South Korea Like DEMO Forklift Truck very much

Dear Customers,

May the universe bless you in surprising and joyful ways. Happy New Year! !

DEMO Forklift truck won high comments from South Korea related industries and enterprises, the importing volume has a high increase since last year, if you will need more information, please kindly contact us at alex@demolead.com or through WhatsApp: +86-18917372351

 

DEMO wish you a year filled with new hopes, joys and beginning! !

Erica LI reported from Shanghai, DEMO

Jan.2nd, 2018

DEMO Forklift truck
DEMO Forklift truck