Penske Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher – Penske Logistics in Taylor, Michigan


Position Summary:

Penske Logistics is looking for a Yard Driver / LTO (Spotter, Yard Jockey, Hostetler, Switcher, Lift Truck Operator) to become part of an excellent team servicing the nation’s largest grocery store chain. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious and have a pleasant and outgoing attitude who want to excel in a warehouse environment.

Shift2nd Shift beginning at 5:00 p.m. Weekends Required.


Yard Driver:

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

Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor


Operate stand-up and sit-down forklifts, pallet jacks, and a variety of warehouse mechanical equipment (where applicable)

Accurately stage and sort products for loading

Loads and unloads trailers

Maintain a clean and safe work area

Sorts and places parts in racks or other designated area

Complies with all safety requirements

Quality control

Ensure damaged products are identified and removed when received

Complete daily logs

Communicate with associates from other shifts

Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs

Record numbers of units handled and moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets

Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant to ensure conformance to company standards

Uses computer to enter records

Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor



CDL A Preferred

At least 23 years of age

3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations/accidents

Reliable and customer oriented

Safety oriented

Ability to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the yard driver/LTO position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25/lbs12kg, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs/ 23kg and occasionally move up to 100lbs/45kg.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this yard driver/LTO position, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 7640 Holland Rd Taylor, MI

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Taylor

Job: Driver

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Driver

Req ID: 1710213