Forklift Technicians

As a forklift technician, you get the opportunity to choose between working in the shop or working on the road at customer locations. As a B2B business model, you are typically home on the weekends and work a standard 8-hour work day. 

No matter if you’re in the shop or on the road, forklift technicians are in high demand and positions often offer opportunity for advancement. But, there are a few key differences between being a Road Tech versus a Shop Tech. 

Road Tech

  • Traveling Position
  • Different place to go to everyday
  • Nobody looking over your shoulder
  • Manage your own time
  • Meet new people everyday
  • Very important to the customer's operations


Shop Tech

  • Familiarity of working in the same place everyday
  • Help from other technicians and management readily available.
  • Have visibility to upcoming projects.
  • Keep all your tools organized.
  • Work on large, high-priority projects (full engine rebuilds, etc)

Many new forklift technicians begin their careers as shop techs and as they gain experience are promoted to road tech or into a shop leadership position.