Hostler/Yard Truck Operator

Denver, CO          Full Time          Experienced


The Yard Hostler spots trailers on any Mile Hi yard or to any Mile Hi dock.  This position is responsible for timely and accurate movement of trailers, maintenance of reefer settings, and proper adherence to out-of-service notifications.


  • Operate equipment using safe and proper work techniques.
  • Monitor reefer settings, fuel levels and proper operation for equipment in the yard.
  • Coordinate tractor and trailer maintenance with Dispatch and the Shop.
  • Ensure trailer moves are scheduled as planned, in event of absence or warehouse delays.
  • Monitor traffic of outside carriers on the lot.
  • Provides back-up for distribution or shuttle runs as needed.
  • Other duties as directed by Dispatcher or Transportation Manager.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School education required.  Two years CDL-A driving experience preferred.  Must have a clear driving record.


Must have and maintain a driving record meeting the standards of the company and the company insurance carrier.  Must meet and maintain standards as required by DOT regulations.


Must be able to work multiple tasks while ensuring trailers are not moved from docks until approved.


Ability to communicate and work well with personnel at all levels within the organization.  This individual must be able to maintain positive relations with customers and co-workers, including during challenging communication.  This individual must be able to communicate job-related issues via hand-held communication device in English.


Adjusts to fluctuations in workloads and communicates with dispatch and warehouse management.


This individual must be able to enter and exit yard dog in a safe manner.  This individual must be able to safely work in heat, cold, wet and ice and snow-packed conditions.

When functioning as a distribution driver, must be able to off load from 200 to 600 cases of product weighting from 10 lbs to 50 lbs. Over curbs, up and down thresholds, through doorways with the potential presence of store customers.

Must be able to enter and exit tractor and trailer in a safe manner by use of handholds and footholds 6 – 15 times over an 8 to 14 hour shift.  Must be able to enter and exit trailer through side and rear doors at an elevation of approximately 4’ by use of bumper, handholds and footholds, and or steps 6 to 15 times over an 8 to 14 hour shift. Must be able to lift a dock plate weighing up to 80 lbs. And maneuver it in and out of place 1 to 6 times per shift. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, Must be able to be alert to traffic conditions.  Must be able to bend, crouch, and kneel, Must be able to handle up to 70 lbs on a repetitive basis.  Must be able to push/pull loads on a two-wheeler or hand jack in excess of 70 lbs.



Mile Hi Companies is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Mile Hi Companies will consider for employment for all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Mile Hi Companies participates in the E-Verify program.

Mile Hi Companies is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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