3 ways operating a forklift is better than driving a race car

October 7, 2013

Who has not dreamed of being behind the wheel of a super machine? Is this the description of a racing car or a forklift? The powerful engine, smooth handling, and awesome appearance: those coveted attributes of fine form and amazing function that induce heart palpitations and hypnotic trance. While either vehicle has been known to electrify a crowd of onlookers, the forklift industrial truck has some distinct advantages over its racetrack rival:

  1. The workhorse engine actually gets things done. How many speedway winners can say they moved an entire warehouse of sewing machine tables in a day? You and your mechanical wonder just made a whole lot of quilting ladies very happy.
  2. There’s less chance of your ending up on the side of the concrete in a blazing fireball. This is especially true if you are a properly training and certified operator. Not only does the law require licensing to operate heavy machinery, but you can do this with an online course in a matter of a couple of hours for almost instant gratification. There will be no running around in circles, followed by a wasteful and disgusting metallic meltdown, the lingering aroma of burned rubber, and embarrassing headlines.
  3. It’s far less expensive. You can get forklift certification for a mere $38. You’d have to win the lottery to buy that other piece of show-off machinery, fated to become a useless pile of twisted metal.

Admiring glances will follow you as you cruise through the warehouse, adeptly moving cartons with the ease and grace of a very productive swan. Prepare to turn away some of those endless phone requests for tabloid interviews. Savor the thrill of a real performance automaton, and get your credentials to drive it.