Sometimes referred to as shunting, spotting, hostling,
jockeying, etc., yard management is the process whereby
distribution/manufacturing facilities efficiently manage the storage and
movement of its rolling inventory.
Yard Management is NOT: Spotting trailers or a drop trailer program;
instead, it is an extension of the facility's inventory and overall
-Efficiency (i.e lower detention for live loads, less wait time for dock personnel/overtime for loading and unloading)
-Shipper and Carrier Flexibility - Less traffic on yard (i.e safety)