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: $13.53/hr
Median: $15.66/hr
Experienced: $18.45/hr

Current Employment
1,484 (2018)

Projected Employment
1,505 (2029)

Growth for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
General Warehousing and Storage44229.8%14.3%
Temporary Help Services15910.7%2.1%
Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass443%2.2%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing352.4%4.1%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing271.8%1.1%

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.