Yard Switcher | Louisville, KY | Papa John's

Yard Switcher



The Yard Switcher will be expected to move trailers around the yard using a tractor-trailer. Additionally, the yard switcher will be expected work in the warehouse and be a backup driver for our delivery route drivers. This position requires a CDL-A . This is a night shift position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Maneuver the vehicle safely at various speeds and/or in difficult situations including, but not limited to inclement weather and/or in areas of tight (limited) maneuvering.
  • Maintain all required records for compliance with state and federal regulations, including driver's logs, records of fuel purchases and mileage trip reports and ensure all required shipment documentation (manifest, invoices, delivery invoices or shipping orders) are available for inspection.
  • Ensuring the timely movement of trailers in and out of the docks on-site at the QCC
  • Local Back hauls for product pickup
  • Performing pre- and post-shift equipment safety inspections
  • Hooking/unhooking trailers
  • Lifting/opening trailer doors
  • Sliding trailer tandems when necessary
  • Safely entering/exiting yard tractor numerous times per shift
  • Safely maneuvering equipment with good backing skills
  • Comply with all federal, state, local regulations and laws (of the areas driven through) and company policies for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicle.
  • Trips to Penske for PM's or other related issues.
  • Miscellaneous trailer/tractor maintenance (Strip curtains, load locks, etc.)
  • Yard organization
  • Attend all mandatory QCC Delivery Specialist meetings.

What are some perks?
  • Take advantage of our Dough & Degrees program! We'll pay 100% of tuition for undergraduate and graduate online degree programs through Purdue University Global for eligible team members.
  • Hourly Team Member monthly bonus
  • Paid Time off to enjoy the GREAT things LIFE has to offer!
  • Recognition for a job well done with a monthly awards and pizza day. (MMM. Pizza.)
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Working with great people in a smaller environment
  • Affordable health insurance options - just ask for details!


  • Ability to read and/or understand written and/or verbal policy, instruction and direction in English required.
  • Must be able to perform mathematics with general ability to handle receipts, invoices, read maps; read and understand road signs and maintain Department of Transportation (DOT) logs.
  • Must have working knowledge of DOT regulations concerning safe driving, hours or service, maintenance, inspections and service.
  • Knowledge of on-board tracking systems preferred.

  • Valid CMV and Class A CDL certifications required.
  • Acceptable MVR required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with valid CDL within the past 3 years
  • Military experience may be used to fulfill the experience requirement provided the candidate's primary Military Operating Specialty (MOS) was that of a truck driver operating vehicles similar to the type of equipment utilized by Trans Papa Logistics. (DD 214 will be requested).
  • Graduation from commercial driving or technical school is desired.
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver's license must be issued by the resident state of the driver.

  • Must be able to be on call as needed
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Frequent bending for placement of wheel chocks
  • Starting pay is up to $25 per hour.


Must be able to sit and drive safely while remaining alert for long periods of time (up to 11 hours). Perform frequent bending, squatting and lifting of weight up to 60 pounds overhead with no assistance. Must be able to accomplish duties in different outdoor weather conditions. Must be able to load and move up to 400 lbs. with the use of material handling devices (hand carts, etc.). Must be able to stand and walk for long durations upon multiple surfaces. Must pass DOT required medical physical.


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