Lead batteries support the material handling equipment – like forklifts and semitrucks – that, in turn, enable multimodal land, air and sea deliveries. Put simply, lead batteries are paramount to ensuring essential goods, materials and supplies get to where they need to go.
Consider this example: When a ship arrives at port, cranes, forklifts and trucks do the heavy lifting:
- Forklifts remove shipping container contents to lift trucks.
- Lift trucks deliver contents to distribution centers.
- Forklifts move contents to warehouses to await final delivery.
In the heavy-duty tractor-trailer fleet, lead batteries start the engine. That’s central to a U.S. economy that depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70% of all freight transported annually. Lead batteries also power a multitude of cab and bunk conveniences that make road life more comfortable for drivers.