In today’s increasingly complex work environment, the importance of ergonomics and human factors productivity cannot be overstated. Vehicle lifts improve the working environment by helping fit the job or routine to the technician. Commercial vehicle maintenance operations are having to deal with a maturing workforce in which ergonomics can play a key role in technician retention, and in recruiting experienced technicians where demand far exceeds availability of skilled labor.

Today’s sophisticated shop environment requires fleet managers to pay special attention to employee recruitment and retention, shop efficiency and shop-related injuries. Vehicle lift technologies can assist fleet operations in these critical areas, but equipment users should have a proper understanding of lift procedures and techniques as well
as the variety of lift specification options that exist, such as in-ground hydraulic. above-ground fixed, portable or moveable, electric, etc.

During this session, panelists will present the various types of lifting equipment now available to fleets. We’ll cover existing TMC recommended practices that address vehicle lift procedures as well as new RPs under development. We’ll also demonstrate for attendees proper lifting techniques and simulate vehicle preparation and repair as
it pertains to lifting using remote camera feeds live from our exhibit floor.

If you manage a fleet and rely on lifts for your shop, this is a session you won’t want to miss.

S.16 Service Provider Study Group