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: $13.43/hr
Median: $16.28/hr
Experienced: $21.09/hr

Current Employment
926 (2017)

Projected Employment
1,020 (2028)

Growth for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
General Warehousing and Storage26528.6%8.6%
Temporary Help Services9810.6%1.3%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing272.9%3.4%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing192%0.8%
Pottery, Ceramics, and Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing171.9%1.5%

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.