Forklift technology has come a long way since its invention in the early 20th century. Today, new advancements in technology are transforming the industry in exciting ways. To understand how we go to where we are today, let's take a look at how forklift technology changed throughout the 20th century.
More than 1.5 million employees work as forklift operators in the United States. If your job requires you to move goods around a warehouse or another industrial site, it’s important to make sure you’ve completed the requisite training and received your forklift certification.
The first iteration of a forklift was developed in 1923 when a company added “forks” to a truck to help pick up and move heavy objects. Forklifts have come a long way since then. Depending on the location, type of materials being used or how long it’s used for will all impact what type of forklift best suits your needs.