In each state the state will adopt their own requirements as well as the individual companies adding to what is necessary to operate a forklift in their jurisdiction.
Licensing and Forklift Training Requirements for Texas
For the state of Texas, the forklift requirements are as follows:
- You must have a valid drivers license.
- You must have in your possession a valid forklift operations license at all times when you are operating the forklift.
- All OSHA safety standards must be adhered to.
- You may take your forklift training online but you must complete a practical test.
- Texas may require you to be re-examined as well as to be in the presence of a forklift operator when you operate the forklift if you have had an accident with a forklift vehicle.
- In addition if the accident is determined to be your fault, you may actually have your forklift license revoked in the state of Texas.
Texas is ranked quite low at 50th on the potential earning scale. Typically a forklift driver in Texas will earn around $13.45 per hour or $27,970 pa.
Check out how you compare against the other states HERE.
For additional information or if you have further questions about Forklift Training in Texas, you can contact the Texas Workforce Commission by phone at (512) 475-2670 .
Visit the Office:
Texas Workforce Commission
101 East 15th St.
Austin, TX 78778-0001