• Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Industrial truck and tractor operators operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

What do they typically do

  • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices like forklifts, hoists, or elevating platforms to load, unload, transport, or stack material
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery
  • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes, and secure material or products for transport to designated areas
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels
  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles or auxiliary equipment, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank
  • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas
  • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Opening 2,744

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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