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Yard Hostler in Port Reading at DSV

Date Posted: 5/20/2018

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DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at

Location: USA > NJ > Port Reading > W Middlesex Ave 
Job Posting Title: Yard Hostler - 482 


The Yard Driver is responsive to the customer regarding the movement and spotting of trailers to facilitate the needs of the warehouse in sorting and processing material for shipment or storage. The Yard Driver is also responsible for timely movements and thorough knowledge of on-hand inventory and posting.



  • Responsible to maintain a neat and orderly storage lot oriented toward maximizing efficiency in servicing the customer needs.
  • Responsible for accounting for records involving trailer numbers and position of vehicles.
  • Must function and interact on a daily basis with warehouse supervisors and comply with warehouse safety requirements.
  • Must communicate using cellular telephone or 2-way radio with operations, and warehouse personnel in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must maneuver trucks into loading and unloading position, following signal from loading crew as needed. Also place safety wheel chocks in front of wheel/tire to prevent the trailer from rolling. If pup trailer movement is involved; extra care must be taken on the placement of the trailer jack stand (when at dock, jack stand must be on the ground and in a locked position). If there is not a jack stand installed on the trailer the customer must be notified.
  • Proper use of Airline/Electrical hookup/and Backing procedure is a must.
  • Follow all company policies, guidelines, and quality procedures.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse and yard


  • Performs other duties as required


  • None



  • Must have a High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Must be able to work as assigned outside and in a warehouse environment.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • CDL or prior tractor yard experience is preferred.



  • Must have basic reading and writing skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot general maintenance and service problems.
  • Ability to read and follow manufacturer's instruction manuals.
  • Ability to spot problems or potential problems and take initiative to correct them.
  • Ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or within a group.
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a fast-pace environment.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark