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Straddle Truck Operator

Drive four-wheeled vehicles that carry loads of materials.

What does a Straddle Truck Operator do?

Drives four-wheeled vehicle that carries loads of materials beneath its elevated frame for short hauls within or near plant: Starts vehicle and drives astride load of materials, such as lumber, bundled sheet metal, cased citrus juice, or empty skids. Pushes and pulls levers to raise and lower lifting mechanism equipped with hook, or to control hydraulic systems equipped with clamps that grasp, lift, and hold material or products for transport to designated area. Drives machine to specified delivery point, and moves levers to lower load to ground. Makes minor adjustments to vehicle. When conveying lumber, may be designated Lumber-Carrier Driver.