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Become A Yard Hostler

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Working As A Yard Hostler

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $25,010

    Average Salary

What Does A Yard Hostler Do At Randstad

* Operate yard tractor safely to remove loaded trailers from the docks and stage empty trailers by priority in the appropriate door
* Coordinate with the warehouse team to manage the trailer pool effectively in accordance with the dock schedule
* Greet and provide direction to incoming carriers; give dock assignments
* Conduct frequent yard checks; proactively monitor and communicate trailer pool status
* Ensure utmost accuracy of BOL paperwork and trailer seals
* Enforce yard safety guideline with carriers; provide yard safety suggestions
* Perform pre/post trip trailer checklists; keep equipment clean
* Maintain yard cleanliness and 5S standards
* Make over the road delivers when necessary
* Maintain forklift certification to assist with warehouse functions when necessary

What Does A Yard Hostler Do At Centerline

* Do you have a current CDL? We are hiring drivers to shuttle trailers between locations.
* Our drivers should represent our company with professionalism and be aware of safety protocol at all times.
* Commercial drivers
* Experience hooking up dollies to trailers
* Drop and hook tandem set of trailers
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

What Does A Yard Hostler Do At Penske

* Performs inspection of vehicle prior to and after operation of, moves trailers in and out of dock as directed by management, couples and uncouples double trailers.
* Chocking trailers as they are spotted for loading and unloading and pulling from doors, the placement of nose supports for 28 ft trailers when spotted at dock doors
* Orderly maintaining of the yard, inspection of trailers prior to loading.
* Support and participate with Safety Team meetings and activities
* Also may perform duties of lift driver, scanner, maintenance and other tasks assigned by management.
* Will be responsible for inputting data into the yams phone.
* Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

What Does A Yard Hostler Do At Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

* Perform under the guidance of each Dept's SOP and/or direction of the area supervisor.
* Maintain the highest of quality product and service, accuracy and team work.
* Skillfully operate and maneuver tractor/yard hostler combo with 53' trailer to position at the warehouse doors and park in assigned locations in the yard.
* Skillfully operate and maneuver straight trucks to position at the warehouse doors and park in assigned locations in the yard.
* Fuel and wash mobile equipment when required.
* Abide by all driving safety codes and rules while performing maneuvers.
* Operate power equipment within the warehouse when called upon by supervisors.
* Assist with driving tractor trailers and or company delivery vehicles when needed and directed by the warehouse manager.
* Maintain an organized and clean work environment.
* Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse and product.
* Actively support & participate in all warehouse safety and safety committee requests.
* Abide by all Local/SGWS Employee Guidelines as set in the employee handbook.
* Attend required safety meetings as requested (Driver meeting, DOT safety meetings, OIP team meetings

What Does A Yard Hostler Do At Centerline

* We are hiring for yard hostlers.
* Drivers will operate yard hostlers, pallet jacks and forklifts assignments in warehouses, ports and terminals.
* Centerline and our clients are looking for drivers who can represent us in a professional manner and follow safety guidelines at all times.
* Yard Hostler driving jobs
* Must be able to understand written and spoken instructions
* May be working in crowded industrial spaces, so safety awareness is key
* Some assignments include responsibility to clean trailers
* Home every night
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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How To Become A Yard Hostler

Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.

Education

There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.

Training

Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.

Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.

Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.

Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.

Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.

Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Yard Hostler Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    88.0%
  • Female

    8.8%
  • Unknown

    3.2%

Ethnicity

  • White

    73.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    18.9%
  • Asian

    6.0%
  • Unknown

    0.8%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    100.0%

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Top Skills for A Yard Hostler

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Top Yard Hostler Skills

  1. Empty Trailers
  2. Containers
  3. Safety Inspections
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided security and performed inspections on all inbound and outbound shipping containers.
  • Perform safety inspections of customer trucks.
  • Moved trailers to and from dock doors.
  • Inspected vehicle and immediately reported any defects to a supervisor.
  • Obtained my CDL Class 'A'.

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