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How to Operate a Forklift

Learning how to drive a forklift is a skill that can be very useful in a person’s employment. Forklifts are regularly used to lift and transport materials in warehouses, lumberyards and construction sites everywhere. In addition to forklifts, hand pallet trucks are used to lift and transport pallets of materials. Although hand pallet trucks are not powered they are very capable of lifting and transporting heavy weights.

Driving a forklift is very different from driving an automobile. In the front of the machine are two metal forks which are designed to fit into the openings on pallets. The forks can be adjusted for width to accommodate different-sized pallets. Most forklifts feature various levers and knobs that control fork functions and other capabilities.

As with any other skill, th...

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