1. Use only the neutral position when maneuvering loads to reduce operator fatigue.
2. Avoid the movement of loads up or down ramps whenever possible.
3. If you have to make an emergency stop on a ramp, stop the truck by lowering the load.
4. Always work uphill from the pallet truck when moving loads up or down a ramp.
5. Pull rather than push loads on long-distance moves. This will make it easier to see where you're going and to steer the load.
6. No riding on pallet jacks/trucks unless approved by the manufacturer.
7. Park the pallet truck out of traffic areas in a safe, level place with the handle up and forks lowered.
8. See to it that the load you are handling is stable and avoid overloading.
9. Position the forks evenly under the load for safer movement and easier positioning.
10. Check routes in advance to make sure ramps, elevators and dock boards can handle the load.
Always operate at a controllable speed.