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Ups and Downs of Driving a Forklift

If you’re a loyal FLC blog reader, you’re probably a forklift driver. And if you’re reading our blog for the first time, you may be considering a career as a forklift driver. Whether you’re a veteran or would-be rookie, keep in mind of the ups and downs of forklift driving.

Ups and Downs of Driving a Forklift

Ups and Downs of Driving a Forklift

Pro: as a forklift driver, you can lift more than any other profession – even Olympic weightlifters and professional football players.

Con: forklifts are usually shared. And the guy who ate the garlic salami sandwich on the previous shift used your lift. Air freshener, anyone?

Pro: name another job where you can drive around all day, see cool things, make customer happy and get a good wage.

Con: as a blue-collar worker, expect that collar (and the rest of your gear) to experience sweltering heat, chilling cold and pretty much every temp in between. Hey, this isn’t some bean-counter or paper-pushing  job – this is forklift driving!

Pro: the ladies dig a forklift driver. It’s a scientifically proven fact.

Con: it’s also a scientifically proven fact that, as a forklift driver, you’re still not as cool as a Formula One racecar driver. But then again, who is? offers 3 forklift training programs: the Forklift Training Kit, Train a Trainer class and Bundle Training Package. Each class can be taken online, and we jam-pack all of our courses with relevant OSHA-compliant material, so you’re always up to speed (no, not Formula One speed, but you get the idea). Regular workers, bossy supervisors, even the guy in the office who’s responsible for HR training – anyone can enjoy our online courses at the click of a mouse.

Harley-Davidson, Fuji Film, Coca-Cola and Snap-On tools use FLC for their lift training requirements, so why shouldn’t you? Check out our contact page or give us a call at (888) 278-8896 to learn more about how FLC can assist you today.

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