Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators

Truck Driver

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators run industrial trucks or tractors to transport materials or products
Truck Driver
Do you pride yourself on your driving ability? Never stressed out in tough driving situations? Make money for it!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. High Pay, 2. High Demand, 3. Low Unemployment

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Checker Loader, Fork Lift Technician, Fork Truck Driver, Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Lift Truck Operator, Shag Truck Driver, Spotter Driver, Tow Motor Operator, Truck Driver

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Checker Loader, Fork Lift Technician, Fork Truck Driver, Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Lift Truck Operator, Shag Truck Driver, Spotter Driver, Tow Motor Operator, Truck Driver
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Your Typical Day:

  • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material.
  • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
  • 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.
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
  • Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level materials.
  • 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.
  • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
  • Turn valves and open chutes to dump, spray, or release materials from dump cars or storage bins into hoppers.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Position material handling equipment.
  • Secure cargo.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
  • Inspect cargo areas for cleanliness or condition.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 50/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 46/100

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 45/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 44/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 38/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 37/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 34/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 33/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 32/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 29/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Forklifts
  • Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
  • Cargo handling equipment
  • Lifts
  • Cargo trucks
  • Platform lift
  • Wrapping machinery
  • Bulk transporters
  • Hoists
  • Dock ramps
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Non temperature controlled tanker trailers
  • Telescoping boom lift
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Lifting hooks
  • Conventional truck cranes
  • Industrial shrink wrap equipment
  • Thin client computers
  • Dock plates
  • Snowplow attachments
  • Grapples
  • Swivel hooks
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Jacks
  • Belt conveyors
  • Dollies
  • Pallet trucks
  • Personal computers
  • Wheel chocks
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