Penske Logistics is Hiring CDL-A Yard Jockey/Yard Switchers

Home Daily - Drive Like a Champion!

Penske is widely known for its success on the racetrack, but did you know we employ thousands of truck drivers? Join our team of professional truck drivers at Penske Logistics and you’ll drive like a champion hauling freight for some of the world’s best brands in retail, food, beverage, grocery, foodservice, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, appliances, healthcare, and packaging industries. We manage freight for companies like Ford, GM, BMW, Detroit Diesel, Goodyear, Cardinal Health, Whirlpool, and Wawa. Our professional truck drivers ensure products are delivered safely, efficiently and on-time.

Why Penske?

  • Home Daily
  • Excellent pay and benefits
  • Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support 
  • Dedicated accounts
  • Great supervisors
  • Paid time off
  • 401K
  • Cash balance pension plan 
  • Training
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited career potential

Job Description:

  • Route/Activity – If you are an experienced truck driver who is safety conscious customer focused, and possess a pleasant outgoing attitude, this is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation's largest logistics companies.  Perform driving duties and special assignments as directed by the Operations Supervisor or Manager.
  • Location - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Schedule – Sunday 6:30pm - 5am, Monday - Wednesday 4:30pm - 3am. 4 days - 10 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation – Earn $16.64 with a $.50 per hour shift premium = $17.14 per hour


  • Performs inspection of vehicle prior to and after operation of, moves trailers in and out of dock as directed by management, couples and uncouples double trailers.
  • Chocking trailers as they are spotted for loading and unloading and pulling from doors, the placement of nose supports for 28 ft trailers when spotted at dock doors
  • Orderly maintaining of the yard, inspection of trailers prior to loading.
  • Support and participate with Safety Team meetings and activities
  • Also may perform duties of lift driver, scanner, maintenance and other tasks assigned by management. 
  • Will be responsible for inputting data into the yams phone. 
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor 


  • At least 23 years of age
  • CDL Class A license required
  • 2 years of verifiable tractor-trailer or yard jockey experience in the last 5 years
  • 3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations/accidents
  • Reliable and customer oriented
  • Safety oriented
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The associate must be able to see and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit.  The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.
  • The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area.

Move your Career Forward with Penske Logistics, Apply Today*

*This application is a submission of interest and is the first step of the hiring process, to be considered for this position please complete Penske's full application in the link that follows.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

Penske - Grand Rapids, MI

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