As many companies continue to struggle to find qualified truck drivers with valid CDL licenses, one area of your business may have received a recent reprieve. If you have had to hire CDL licensed drivers in the past, just to keep your dock areas moving, or move trucks around your yard, you may be in luck. A trailer spotter may be just the thing you need.
While this newest technologic invention may not relieve you from having to hire truck drivers, it can help you with any problems you might be having in your yard or docking areas. This will allow you to concentrate your hiring efforts on the areas needed – over-road truck driving. Here are a few ways a trailer spotter can help you:
The trailer spotter does not require a CDL license or a medical card in order to operate, therefore, you can train any personnel to run this machinery. This allows you to free up your CLD drivers for more important hauls.
This machinery can move empty and fully loaded trailers of up to 70,000 pounds, with ease. No more clogging up your yard or docks waiting for a CDL driver to move a trailer.
The trailer spotter allows the operator to face forward, giving them a better line of sight. This is important for safety, and helps reduce damage to docks, trailers, and buildings.
The cost of the trailer spotter is significantly less than any other piece of equipment you will have on your yard and less costly because you can move trailers more efficiently.
Hiring CDL licensed truck drivers today is hard, and because of this, it can cause havoc in your yard and at your loading docks. Why not hire your drivers for what you really need them for – driving over the road, and save the yard work and loading dock work for the trailer spotter!