Yard Driver - Night Shift - 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Job Info

The Yard Driver will assist operations in an active trailer yard, performing a variety of duties including operating a spotter truck for day to day functions. Move empty and full trailers to and from the warehouse loading area to meet the daily requirements for business needs. Proficiency in backing trailers into dock doors and parking slips; demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills; excellent communication with diverse audiences; ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment. This work is performed outdoors in all types of weather.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with Warehouse Management on equipment prioritization and utilization. Ensure the yard is set up correctly for the inbound and outbound side of the building utilizing the daily door sheet.
  • Drive tractor-trailer within yard or within short distances outside of yard, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering on the road and on Company premises.

  • Perform yard audits of trailers as requested
  • Inspect trailers/trucks for defects, pre/post trip and submit inspection report indicating condition.
  • Follow procedures set forth by Supply Chain Management on time and attendance
  • Emphasize safety and quality commitments for the department and ensure 100% compliance with the departments’ processes and procedures.
  • Ensure overall facility security and report any suspicious activity/persons to your immediate Supervisor.
  • Adapts to change quickly and easily and performs effectively during times of change; demonstrates the ability to multi-task and manages competing priorities effectively
  • Builds respectful and effective working relationships; collaborates with others to achieve common goals
  • Conveys information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; adjusts communication to meet the needs of the audience
  • Strives to meet or exceed the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Demonstrates initiative by acting as a self-starter; takes on increased responsibility to enhance one’s contribution
  • Displays a high degree of integrity, honesty and takes responsibility for one’s own actions; shows consistency between words and actions
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:
    • Education: High school diploma or GED
    • Valid Class A CDL License
    • Meet all DOT Requirements
    • Years of experience: No less than 3 – 5 years of driving over the road/yard driving experience
    • Ability to train individuals
    • Understanding of general work practices in warehousing and distribution center processes and procedures
    • Ability to read and understand documents such as BOL’s , Freight logs and intermodal trans documents, safety rules, operating and procedure manuals.
Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Prolonged standing and repetitive motions, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling

  • Consistent regular scheduled attendance is considered an essential function of this job.
  • Support outbound team in loading trucks if needed based on workload
Work Environment:
  • Work performed in a warehouse type facility with temperatures subject to normal environmental conditions
  • Safety glasses, steel toe or composite shoes required, additional safety equipment provided based on job..
  • Work surfaces are primarily concrete.

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