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Forklift contest goes virtual

Wednesday, 5 August 2020 ( #986 ) - Telford, United Kingdom
Flashback: last year's TiL contest
Flashback: last year's TiL contest
This year's Talent in Logistics Award for Forklift Operator of the Year will be determined by a series of virtual competition finals in September, specially adapted to keep people socially distanced and safe. The Forklift Operator of the Year award will be filmed and made available to watch via YouTube and social media to ensure those across the sector still have the opportunity to support their friends, family and colleagues and be part of the event. "Notoriously, the Forklift Operator of the Year live finals are something of a spectacle and great fun for all involved - competitors and spectators alike," says Ruth Edwards, business development director for Talent in Logistics. "Although the competition set-up will be slightly different this time around, the events will still retain the same sense of fun and entertainment, as well as, of course, closely examining the talent and knowledge of operators to identify the best of the best." Previously planned as regional heats taking place during the summer of 2020, the virtual competition finals will now take place in Telford, UK on the 9-11 September. The top 30 competitors from the earlier online testing stage have been invited to participate and will be required to complete four different tests to identify their level of operating skill and knowledge. Finalists will compete using a UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance forklift. The overall winner of the Forklift Operator of the Year will be revealed at the online Talent in Logistics Awards night on 1 October 2020.