Moffett Forklift question

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ifoundLIGHT, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    you know, i cannot say. the Moffett truck i operated had a license plate on it, making it road worthy. i also needed a CDL as well, (since the truck was a class B, CDL truck).. as many of my deliveries were at homes or industrial sites, so it would indeed be on the road, many times during the day.

    a person can just be a Moffett truck operator, with a regular drivers license, and a CDL driver behind thew wheel.

    heck, we need a hoisting license for the lumber trucks that have a boom on it and the big wreckers as well, as hydraulics are involved. yes, a regular loading dock fork lift does indeed have hydraulics, but requires only the usual fork lift certificate.

    when i was at Lowe's, i was told that they needed to send me for a hoisting (hydraulic) certificate, as per state law(s). a regular forklift certificate would not suffice, maybe because most fork lifts do not have a plate on them, and stay on the docks.??

    of course we also see the bigger fork lifts at say construction sites, or at boat building yards (we have many of those here),that mainly stay on the property, and move the massive boats and parts, but need that hoisting certificate.

    it is now up to the o/p to maybe go in person, to the link that i had provided him, and inquire with -in if what he has now as a certificate covers his situation.
     
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  3. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    don't have a forklift certificate, get hurt, or cause hurt on someone, OSHA, makes sure you get into trouble, as well as the person that let you use one on the docks. (at least here)

    at one employer (a union LTL shop) i wanted to help out a couple of times on the docks, to make a few extra dollars....was told, no certificate, no extra work.
     
  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I'm sure that is true. As I said, our safety director SAID we were covered, but who knows.
    Over the years I've used all kinds of fork lifts from electric warehouse order pickers, to dock forks, to telescoping and articulated, to big steel yard forks. Most of these before I'd ever even HEARD of having a forklift license or certificate. . .

    Heh-heh, I had a load of hydroseed to a new golf course one time. I believe it was six pallets, and of course they were a nose load on the pup. I got out on the job site, and there was a crew of Mexicans there to unload me. By hand.
    Happened to be a Gradall parked near by, and I knew the owner, but couldn't make contact with him. So I hot wired the Gradall and got those pallets off in a hurry. I REALLY didn't want to be a part of hand unloading that, nor did I want to sit on my butt where the laborers did it.
    Of course I did tell the owner about it later. He just laughed.
     
  5. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    yeah, i too remember fondly, the days of jumping onto a forklift and have at it. then somehow, someway, it became that one needed to be certified. just another money grab...eh..???
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I do that at some of my customers. It's just faster than having to track them down and wait for them to do the job.

    They appreciate it. :)
     
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  7. foreverlearning

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    I’m in the construction side of the industry mainly moving our equipment and materials. We had a job in Massachusetts get shut down while we were unloading and setting up the job (getting tool boxes etc off the truck) because I did not have a Massachusetts hoisting license. We had to hire a guy with one to finish the load in.
    My company sent me to a class the next day and the job commenced.
    This is actually considered a big deal by the state.
     
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  8. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Mass sucks, you need a hoisters license to run a commercial lawn mower, any way they can steal money from you they will
     
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