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Job Title: Yard Hostler

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and experienced Yard Hostler to join our team. The Yard Hostler will be responsible for moving trailers and other equipment around the yard and ensuring they are properly positioned for loading and unloading. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Move trailers and other equipment around the yard using a yard tractor
  • Ensure trailers are properly positioned for loading and unloading
  • Perform safety checks on equipment before and after use
  • Communicate with other yard personnel to coordinate movements
  • Maintain a clean and organized yard
  • Assist with other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Experience operating a yard tractor or similar equipment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Working Conditions: The Yard Hostler will primarily work outdoors in all weather conditions. The position may require working weekends and holidays as needed.

Physical Requirements: The Yard Hostler must be able to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. The position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and operate equipment for extended periods of time.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Yard Hostler

What is the best way to find and hire a Yard Hostler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Yard Hostler applicants. Employers posting their Yard Hostler job on Indeed get about 17 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Yard Hostler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Yard Hostler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Yard Hostler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Yard Hostler role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Yard Hostler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Yard Hostlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 138% 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 Yard Hostler 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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