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Difference between forklift operator and material handler

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Forklift driving is a sub category of material handling, forklift driver uses a motorized machine to transport product from one location to another. A material handler uses hand truck, electric fork jacks as well at forklifts to move product. Just depends on your knowledge of different ways to move product.

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In Statesboro, Ohio forklift and material handlers are the same

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Forklift drivers moves the finished product to there destinsted area , material handlers brings the work orders or stock request

Answered - shipping and packing (Current Employee) - Plainfield, IN

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Forklift generally pick, replenish and load trailers were as material handlers just handle materials

Answered - Picker (Former Employee) - Joliet, IL

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Material handlers may operate a various amount of equipment wwhile fork lift operators are more specific/

Answered - Fork/Clamp Lift Operator (Current Employee) - Shippensburg, PA

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Forklift is use to move pallets and is operated behind a propane driven machine.
Material handler is like a pallet jack that is pushed and pulled manually.

Answered - Customer Logistic Supervisor (Current Employee) - Inglewood, CA

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No difference

Answered - Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee) - Greensboro, NC

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The forklift operator is mainly dealing with Hilo's as material handler deal with materials without a Hilo's

Answered - Customer Logistics Manager (Former Employee) - Highland Park, MI

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Only had forklift

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