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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $12.85/hr
Median: $14.76/hr
Experienced: $18.91/hr

Current Employment
1,163 (2016)

Projected Employment
1,334 (2025)

Growth for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
General Warehousing and Storage34229.4%10.6%
Temporary Help Services12911.1%1.5%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing383.3%4.9%
Home Centers272.4%1.3%
All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing231.9%1.2%

Occupational Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.