One complete material handling solution.

With 12 locations, 24/7 service, end-to-end fleet management services, and the brands you trust, we provide you a total material handling solution so you can focus on running your business.

We are a family business. We take care of our family.

We understand how frustrating it is when your lift trucks go down, which is why our family business philosophy extends to our customers. We've spent 70 years serving our customers.

All the rentals you need.

Big or small, we got you. Our rental fleet is one of the largest in the U.S. and our trucks run between branches every day to make sure you get the rental you need when you need it.

Now you know. We do tires.

We are all in on filling your material handling tire needs, and our large inventory and mobile tire press trucks ensure your fleet keeps rolling smoothly.

We are open During COVID19.

As an essential business, The Bailey Company is open at all locations for your material handling and forklift sales, service, parts, and rental needs. We recognize the critical role that many of our customers play in our country’s response to COVID19, and are doing our best to support everyone during this time. Of course, we are taking the COVID19 outbreak seriously, and have implemented a number of policies and procedures in response to the pandemic. We are prepared to operate in the safetest way possible for the duration of the outbreak, and appreciate your understanding and participation in our safety efforts during this time. Thanks for your business and ongoing support. These are difficult times, but we will overcome this by working together and supporting each other.

Our Forklift Sanitization Program helps your business run safely.

Just like you, we care deeply about the safety of our employees, community, and customers. That’s why we’re now offering a new Forklift Sanitization Program and mountable sanitization kits designed to help you keep your business moving while reducing the health risks to your employees.

The Most Reliable Brands

We provide the most reliable forklift brands - Cat, Crown, Mitsubishi, Jungheinrich, & Hoist - so you can stay focused on running your business.

24/7 Support

Our 200, highly trained technicians are on-call 24/7 so that your lift trucks get the service they need when you need it.

One Total Solution

Get one complete material handling solution - from equipment to service to parts to analytics - all from one source. Get The Bailey Company Solution.

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We'll handle the forklifts so you can focus on running your business

When it comes to material handling, we know you want to be efficient and forward thinking. You want your forklifts running and your business growing with as little work and waste as possible. At The Bailey Company, we understand how frustrating it is when your lift trucks work against you rather than for you. We believe you deserve a total material handling solution that allows you to focus on the most important job at hand: running your business. Get The Bailey Company Solution: The forklift brands you trust, 24/7 expert service, and 12 locations so that you can get the lift trucks parts and rentals you need when you need them.

Since our founding in 1949, we have been a family-owned and operated business dedicated to selling, leasing, renting, servicing, and providing parts for forklift trucks and training for forklift operators in Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky. We offer forklifts and material handling equipment from Caterpillar, Crown, and Mitsubishi, as well as the full line of Camso, Maine Industrial Tires, Monarch Tires, and others. We believe in our products and our dedication to providing the best possible service for customers has paid off in multiple Dealer of the Year awards from Caterpillar & Mitsubishi, including in 2016.

Committed to Sustainability

The Bailey Company is strongly committed to environmental sustainability. We invest in efficient technologies and strive for responsible stewardship. We believe sustainability also means treating employees and customers like family and in always choosing to do the right thing.

Solar Powered

The Bailey Company has gone solar at eight of our biggest facilities: Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Tullahoma, Cookeville, Piney Flats, London, and Cleveland – pretty cool, right?

Zero Landfill

We are Tennessee's first TRUE zero waste certified business!

Fleet Management

Managers know collecting, analyzing and communicating information is crucial to an efficient and productive operation. Our fleet management tools, including InfoLink, helps you use your operational data to operate more safely, make better decisions, and optimize your fleet.


The Bailey Company is proud to have one of the largest forklift truck rental fleets in the United States, with all classes of forklift trucks available. Rentals provide you flexibility that allow you to respond to short term needs with agility.

Safety & Training

The Bailey Company takes safety very seriously. OSHA requires all forklift operators and managers receive regular, certified training. Our expert trainers offer train-the-trainer and operator training courses.