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I Drive a Forklift

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    Komatsu Vs. Yale

    I operate a Komatsu forklift, not a very large one I'm afraid. The other forklift at my job is a Yale, same size, & it has its disadvantages compared to the Komatsu. On the Yale, the mast is directly in front & through which on has to peer through during the normal...
    navyvet navyvet 56-60, M Dec 23, 2008

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    Forklift Heaven

    i got a Certificate for forklift driving just before xmas 07 was brilliant, the course was quite difficult  but now i have a Forklift license. They are fun to drive, very different to a car with the rearwheel steering, i like driving forklifts
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2008

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    My Job

    I love going to work because I get to drive around this really big forklift. I work in a distribution center where we ship out lots of items to a nation wide chain store. I am one of the only women in my department and that makes me kinda proud because I know I am good...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 1 Response May 14, 2007

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    I Love My Job

    I love going to work because I drive around on the forklift all day. I work in a bedspring distribution warehouse. We bring in bedsprings from over seas and ship them all around the world. Though I am also now the logistics manager, I load and unload containers. I am the only...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Aug 13, 2007

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    Enjoying Every Moment On The Forklift

     I just got my Forklift Operator's Licence and am being encouraged to use the forklift more often at my workplace, which is a distribution warehouse.  I trained on the Yale (they're great for training) and used LPG and electric Toyotas at work. Getting more used to the...
    mathandle2009 mathandle2009 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2009

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    Fun Job

    My husband works at a railroad repair warehouse. This is what he says about it. "I work at a railroad repair shop and I haul huge train car parts. It's wild how much **** you need to move around to fix a train. I drive around on a forklift for 7-8 hours straight out of the 10...
    girvingtree girvingtree 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I drive a forklift at work,

    a high reach forklift that lift to 8.5 meters, a normal counterbalance Forklift and a layer picking forklift which is used to pick layers off a pallet. 
    IamCandyWhite26 IamCandyWhite26 56-60, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm so happy that i found this group. Yup.I don't drive and i don't even have license. People ask me why?at your age?you still don't have? They look me like i'm crazy. And i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am Jill I am 17 and always drive barefoot. It is so much more comfortable driving in my bare feet.
    jilllovestobebarefoot jilllovestobebarefoot 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hi I am Jill I am 18 and I always drive barefoot. I love driving barefoot and it is very comfortable.
    jilllovestobebarefoot jilllovestobebarefoot 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I learned to drive in dad's 67 mustang on the back country roads. no power steering or power brakes, full-color sized blind spots- it was a '67 fastback 4 on the floor - and dad...
    lucky4lucy lucky4lucy 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I really miss my first truck. She was a 5 speed and so much fun to drive. And reliable. What a great truck. I miss her. She's lives somewhere in Mexico, now.
    SunshineEddy SunshineEddy 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I was about an hour from home yesterday and my event ran into the evening! I had been busy with work issues from eight in the morning until evening. Although I am usually seated...
    Minnwild Minnwild 46-50, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Just got my first stick shift car a few days ago, been wanting one since I was 15, now I'm 18 and finally got one! I'm still learning by myself for the main part had a couple show...
    Alexxx420 Alexxx420 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    It's sort of a common thing living in England. I got the chance to drive an automatic over the weekend, and I really didn't like it. It's been a year today since I got my first car...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Ok so I have some questions to ask Okay so I am about to turn 17 in July I have already took drivers ed but I have not got my drivers permit. Isn't there a way I can get my license...
    kaileyyy6 kaileyyy6 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I was learning to drive my sadistic father use to take me to this road that was about a 40 degree angle with a stop sign at the top. There was never much traffic but he made...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well...I'm not a driver myself, but I know a bad driver when I see one. Once, my father was driving out of a supermarket parking lot and there was one women who has stopped at the...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Mar 22

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    My dream car is a red 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. I've been around them before but never driven one. Ugh I feel like if I got to drive one I could die happy.
    keelay9947 keelay9947 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I would love to just get in the car and go. The best kind of drive is a drive that doesn't have a destination.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I passed my driving test when I was 18 and I drove for about 8 years but I wasn't confident enough to drive different places. I was only driving places that I could walk to or get...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I've been a firefighter/EMT for over two years and I can't count how many dead bodies I've cut out of cars after being struck by a drunk driver, and it is incredibly hard to stay...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't say I "hate" the drunk driver, I just hate the choices they make. Driving while intoxicated is selfish. There are other choices than being a drunk driver.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    This morning I got my coffee an got in my truck naked I decided to take a drive as I was driving down the road it hit me what if I get into a wreck I said to my self o well its...
    commandr1978 commandr1978 36-40, M Apr 8

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    I drove cross country for two years and it was a fun experience. I'd never seen the St. Louis arch and then I was driving past it every couple weeks. And you haven't experienced...
    SRayne SRayne 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Before I went to take my driver's test I had to learn how to drive a manual. It was a rule in our family. Looking back I'm so glad my dad forced me into learning how to but at the...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    when I have my driver's license I will drive nude all day (I'm a female, by the way)
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't have a car, but I drive. But only when I'm back home and I use my parents car. However, I only drive on the streets I know. Now I moved to a place where it's almost...
    mtea mtea 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I just about always have. Driving an auto is not driving it's steering a car and only telling it how fast u want to go. I drive an SI and I mean drive it. oh yeah, there's a lot...
    mallysim6259 mallysim6259 56-60, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    It's the second best thing about going to concerts when you live in a smaller town. Ten hour drive to see VNV Nation? Why yes, I think I will. Ten hour drive back home running on...
    CasvalEarth CasvalEarth 22-25, T 20 hrs ago

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    RIP to the one girl that I think I would have been happily married to. While doing her job one night as a police officer, she was struck and killed by a drunk driver. This happened...
    pag089 pag089 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I drove from the east coast to Fairbanks, Ak. Actually did this twice. Once in summer and once in the winter. I really wouldn't recommend the winter drive unless you have lots of...
    funforme2 funforme2 56-60, M Mar 21

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    Why can't I ever find a women with a high sex drive like myself
    yevin1899 yevin1899 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    very poorly…am making progress that I can drive without stalling.
    H20baby H20baby 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    I love driving stick, it makes me feel like a racecar driver and boys take a double look when they see me driving stick :)
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I bought it when my wife and I moved on to our acreage for ploughing snow off of the long driveway and odd jobs around the place. Without a doubt one of life's sweetest pleasures...
    Motoantiquarian Motoantiquarian 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm always amazed when people say they can't drive a stick shift. I owe my ability to my dad. He took me out on old dirt roads and patiently taught me. I guess people who didn't...
    dgrantmhs dgrantmhs 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am beginning to learn to drive a manual transmission. I'm going out on somewhat busy roads for the 2nd time today. Does anyone have any pointers?
    littlewallflower1 littlewallflower1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have driven stick shift transmissions in farm tractors, pickup trucks, trucks and semi trucks. I've been doing it all my life since I was 10 years old.
    truckin365 truckin365 51-55, M Apr 5

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    Have driven for 37 years....o/o for 11 ive seen a few sunsets
    daddybair daddybair 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    If you by chance live in the Southwest and drive a 4runner www.facebook.cam/southwest4runners
    toyoman24 toyoman24 26-30, M a week ago

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