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Job Title: Yard Jockey

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and experienced Yard Jockey to join our team. The Yard Jockey will be responsible for moving trailers and other equipment around the yard and ensuring that they are properly positioned for loading and unloading. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Move trailers and other equipment around the yard using a yard truck
  • Ensure that trailers are properly positioned for loading and unloading
  • Perform daily safety checks on yard truck and report any issues to management
  • Assist with loading and unloading of trailers as needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized yard
  • Communicate with other yard personnel and management to ensure efficient operations


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating a yard truck or similar equipment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

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

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

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Yard Jockey

What is the best way to find and hire a Yard Jockey near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Yard Jockey applicants. Employers posting their Yard Jockey job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Yard Jockey applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Yard Jockey 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 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Yard Jockey positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Yard Jockey role?
SMS has 96% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Yard Jockey job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Yard Jockeys are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 136% 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 Jockey 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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