Career Outlook for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Also known as:  Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Front-End Loader Operator, Hydraulic Lift Driver, Industrial Truck Operator, Reach-Lift Truck Driver, Stacker Operator
The overall job outlook for Industrial Truck or Tractor Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 17.92 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.99 percent per year. Demand for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 108,650 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.62 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators in the following states
California 60,680
Texas 41,120
Illinois 28,630
Pennsylvania 26,250
Georgia 24,710
Ohio 23,640
Indiana 20,860
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Guam 90
District of Columbia 130
Rhode Island 620
Wyoming 740
Vermont 750
Alaska 760
Delaware 980
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