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 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.


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Yard Switcher - Industry Leading Benefits

Department: Forward Air Solutions
Location: Montgomery, AL

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.

As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the right people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Your job- It isn't just where you work; it's where you belong.  Join us and you will belong to something bigger from day one.

Position: Yard Switcher

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.

Job Description:

Forward Air Solutions is looking for a capable and dedicated individual to work as a Yard Switcher. The Yard switcher should be able to comfortably operate a semi-truck with a trailer and/or yard tractors/mules, to move trailers in and out of dock doors or around the truck yard. The candidate must be able to back tractor and trailers up to dock doors, often with other trailers on either side of the dock. In addition, he/she may have to use other warehouse equipment, such as pallet jacks, manual jacks, and forklifts. The Yard switcher should also know how to perform pre- and post-trip inspections on tractors and trailers. This position is not a driving only position. This position also entails handling cargo within the warehouse between the trailer switches.

Hours: The candidate will work a 2nd shift schedule with some 3rd shift responsibilities. 2nd shift will have a tentative schedule of Sunday-Thursday with tentative hours of 10am until completion.

Core Responsibilities & Duties:

  •  Responsible for the movement and spotting of trailers to facilitate the needs of the warehouse in sorting and processing material for shipment or storage
  •  Responsible for timely movements and knowledge of on-hand inventory
  •  Responsible to maintain a neat and orderly storage lot oriented toward maximizing efficiency in servicing the facility’s needs
  •  Operate yard truck in a safe manner
  •  Drive and operate vehicle under 15 mph in and around facility
  •  Conduct pre-trips on trailers before placing in doors
  •  Must function and interact on a daily basis with facility personnel and comply with facility safety requirements
  •  Communicate using cellular telephone or 2-way radio with dispatch
  •  Security of valuable commodities and the storage area itself are a major area of concern for the yard switcher, occasionally requiring guidance from supervisory personnel regarding

Qualifications:  

  • Safe truck and trailer operating skills are required
  • Experience with backing 53 foot trailers
  • A current Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred, however, verifiable experience will be considered.
  • All positions have a minimum requirement for candidates to successfully pass a company mandated drug test and background check 

Skills:

  • Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  • Must be innovative, confident and energetic 
  • Detail oriented; practices good judgment in decision making
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of professional social media platforms
  • Self-motivated; ability to operate under solid pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Expert capabilities in programs including but not limited to: Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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