Yard Hostler

Mckinney Trailer Rentals - Hayward, CA



To run a safe, clean and organized trailer rental yard that projects a positive environment to our customers and employees. Responsible for ensuring that yard equipment is in safe working conditions at all times.


  • Pull trailers and prep for customer deliveries.
  • Oversee the process to ensure equipment is properly inspected both coming in and going out, and ensure the rental office knows which trailers and containers are available.
  • Process trailers including inbound and outbound inspections.
  • Inspects trailers for cosmetic damage and performs minor repairs as needed.
  • Update trailer specifications/ data in computer or office file.
  • Inspect trailers for water leaks and ensure that all trailer doors remain secured.
  • Operate yard tractor to organize parking/storage of trailers.
  • Pressure wash trailers and containers.
  • Communicate with rental office on an ongoing basis, to ensure customer requests and orders are being filled.
  • Keep yard organized and clean, free of clutter, trash, weeds pressure-washing, painting and landscape as needed.
  • Communicate with Service Manager and/or shop personnel on damage trailers and needed repairs.
  • Communicate with customer while performing inbound and outbound inspections.
  • Answer incoming phone calls/ emails as needed.
  • Inspect Yard tractor daily/Notify Service manager if repairs are needed.
  • Assists with rental operations as needed (open/close contracts, take reservations, make work orders for service).
  • Do weekly yard check(inventory)/update customer storage trailers list.
  • Closes/locks branch and sets the alarm.
  • Other duties may be assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A High School Diploma or a GED; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.


  • Strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Current state driver’s license.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must able to communicate in English.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance; reach with hands and arms; and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and to talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must operate equipment such as, computer, copy machine, fax machine, fork truck, yard goat and hand tools.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet, humid conditions and is often exposed to extremes in temperature; working near moving mechanical parts; and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The candidate must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time


  • yard hostler: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement