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Job Title: Freight Handler

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and hardworking Freight Handler to join our team. The Freight Handler will be responsible for loading and unloading freight from trucks, sorting and organizing packages, and ensuring that all shipments are properly labeled and documented. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Load and unload freight from trucks using pallet jacks, forklifts, and other equipment
  • Sort and organize packages according to destination and delivery schedule
  • Ensure that all shipments are properly labeled and documented
  • Inspect packages for damage or defects and report any issues to management
  • Assist with inventory management and tracking
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a warehouse or logistics environment preferred
  • Ability to lift heavy packages and operate equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Working Conditions: The Freight Handler will work in a warehouse or distribution center environment, which may involve exposure to loud noises, heavy machinery, and other hazards. The position may require working evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as overtime as needed.

Salary and Benefits: Salary for the Freight Handler position will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement savings plans, and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Freight Handler

What is the best way to find and hire a Freight Handler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Freight Handler applicants. Employers posting their Freight Handler job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Freight Handler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Freight Handler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 16 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Freight Handler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Freight Handler role?
SMS has 97% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Freight Handler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Freight Handlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 100% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Freight Handler applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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