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Careers at Forward Air Corporation 

 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.



Cargo Handler/Dock Worker

Department: Pool East - LAL
Location: Lakeland , FL

Company Overview:

Forward Air Solutions (FAS), a division of Forward Air Inc., provides our customers with a customized consolidation and delivery process that controls costs and more effectively replenishes their network of stores in both major cities and more remote communities across the US. Our primary focus is on advancing the Pool Distribution concept to more customers, more industries and more places. We are dedicated to providing a unique and consistently reliable distribution network for the industries we serve, including; retail, hospitality, healthcare, and publishing.

Position: Cargo Handler /Dock Worker  

Job Description: 

Forward Air is seeking capable and career-oriented individuals to work in our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. Our Cargo Handlers are responsible for loading and unloading freight on our trailers in a safe and timely manner. Frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight are required. All necessary training and materials for this position are provided.

Core Responsibilities & Duties: 

  •  Responsible for the loading/unloading of 53 ft. commercial trailers and the operation of scanners
  •  Use handheld scanners to efficiently track and maneuver freight through our distribution network
  •  Accurately label boxes and prepare freight for shipment
  •  Safely load and unload trailers by utilizing equipment such as hand trucks/pallets jack and forklifts
  •  Must be able to obtain certification and safely operate forklift and other machinery as required
  •  Verify documentation and condition of freight to assure quality standards are achieved
  •  Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
  •  Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
  •  Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  •  Other duties as assigned


  •  Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  •  Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  •  Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime as needed
  •  Forklift and general freight handling knowledge is a plus
  •  General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
  •  Must be 18 or older

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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