The classes can be exciting . . . informational and very flexible.

—Shena Perkins | Regional Instructor




Classes are held on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Goodwill’s industrial truck operator course will train and evaluate students on the safe and appropriate use of Class 1, 3, 4, & 5 trucks. There are 7 classes of powered industrial trucks. Class 1 trucks are electric, sit-down forklifts commonly used indoors where ventilation is a concern.  Class 3 are electric pallet jacks, walking stackers, and double rider pallet jacks; these trucks are common in smaller warehouses. Class 4 & 5 are internal combustion engine, sit-down, counterbalance forklifts that are used in both indoor and outdoor applications.

The course is delivered both virtually and in-person. Prior to attending the in-person class and skill training, students must complete prework assignments in the Google Classroom. The prework takes about 1-2 hours to complete. Immediately following the in-person class, students will complete their hands-on driving session. You may select to attend the in-person class and hands-on driving portion at either the Rogers or Little Rock Goodwill Resource Center. After successful completion of the final assessment, students will receive a certification wallet card for being a qualified industrial truck operator.

Each registrant will need: ​

  • Access to Google Classroom.

  • A Gmail account.

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Need more info? 

Phone: 501-372-5100
Toll-Free: 877-372-5151