Frequently Asked Questions
What is yard management?
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 transportation strategy.
-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)
- Cost (both direct and indirect)
- Liability - DOT/DOL Compliance
- Not "core" business