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Career and Education Opportunities for Truck and Tractor Operators

In general, truck and tractor operators operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, or similar location.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Truck and Tractor Operator career.

STATES WITH Truck and Tractor Operator OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Truck and Tractor Operator

Truck and Tractor Operator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Truck and tractor operators move levers and controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams and swivel-hooks and elevating platforms, to load and stack material. They also examine product load for accuracy, and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to insure timely and complete delivery. Equally important, truck and tractor operators have to position lifting devices under or around loaded pallets and boxes, and secure material or products for transport to designated areas. Finally, truck and tractor operators manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets or other transport vehicles.

Every day, truck and tractor operators are expected to be able to maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements. They need to coordinate both hands in a single activity.