Lift Mx: It's the Law

Recent OSHA intitiatives target vehicle lift maintenance.

Over the life of your lifts, you will likely need to replace some wear items. The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) recommends using OE parts to ensure proper fit and function. Aftermarket parts are reverse-engineered and may not use the same materials or incorporate the latest design changes. Using aftermarket parts on a third-party-certified lift also may void that lift’s certification.

ALI offers general lift maintenance and inspection guidelines in a variety of materials, including a new training manual and DVD. Visit the organization’s Web site at for details.

Roger Perlstein is the national sales manager for Rotary Lift’s Commercial Truck and Transit Division. He is a former lift distributor and is a 30-year veteran of the lift industry. Roger holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northeastern University and resides in upstate NY with his wife and his two children.

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