Fleets, truck dealers and independent maintenance facilities can improve their shop productivity and overall profitability through the use of vehicle lifts, says Rotary Lift. And the company has published a free white paper to help.

Because vehicle lifts are still relatively new to North America’s commercial trucking industry, Rotary says, fleet maintenance managers may be unsure how to choose the right
lift for their applications or how to judge which lifts will offer the greatest return on investment over time. The white paper was designed to help answer such questions.

Using vehicle lifts instead of relying on floor jacks, jack stands, creepers and pits for most truck maintenance and repair tasks offers improvements in productivity, profitability, ROI, ergonomics, worker’s compensation costs and technician recruitment and retention, the company says. It claims one of the last remaining shop upgrades that can significantly increase technician productivity and efficiency is the addition of vehicle lifts.

The 30-page, illustrated white paper covers many of the factors to consider when buying new vehicle lifts. It includes sections on the benefits of vehicle lifts, the advantages and disadvantages of various types of lifts, purchasing considerations, the importance of third-party certification, advice on how to evaluate a lift manufacturer and supplier/installer, and guidelines on how to keep vehicle lifts functioning properly. A brief history of vehicle lifts and a glossary of lift terms are also included.

You can download a free copy of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Lifts: A Resource Guide at

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