Shunt Truck

shunt truck

A shunt truck, also known as a yard truck or spotter truck, is a specialized type of heavy-duty vehicle used in logistics and distribution operations. The primary function of a shunt truck is to move storage trailers or shipping containers within a yard or warehouse facility, where space may be limited and maneuverability is key.

Shunt trucks are typically smaller than traditional semi-trucks and have a shorter wheelbase, making them more agile and easier to navigate in tight spaces. They are also equipped with a fifth wheel or hitch that allows them to quickly and easily connect and disconnect from trailers and containers. This makes them an ideal choice for tasks such as loading and unloading cargo, moving trailers within a facility, and positioning containers for storage or transportation.

In addition to their maneuverability and versatility, shunt trucks are also designed for durability and reliability. They are built to withstand the rigors of daily use in a busy logistics environment, and are equipped with powerful engines and heavy-duty transmissions to handle the weight and size of the trailers they move. Many shunt trucks also feature advanced safety features such as cameras and sensors to help drivers navigate their surroundings and avoid accidents.

Overall, shunt trucks are an essential tool for logistics and distribution operations of all sizes. Whether you're moving cargo within a warehouse, storage facility, transporting shipping containers to and from a port, or managing a large-scale distribution center, a shunt truck can help you do it quickly, safely, and efficiently.

Use our fleet or shunt trucks (also known as terminal tractors, spotting tractors, or yard trucks) to move semi trailers within a cargo yard, warehouse facility, or intermodal facility.

Use our shunt trucks to benefit your business:

  1. Reduce costs - contact us to find out how!
  2. Increase control
  3. Increase tax benefits
  4. Reduce, and in some cases, eliminate maintenance costs
  5. Eliminate long term commitments
  6. Increase flexibility
  7. Rentals can be converted into long term leases
  8. Eliminate administrative issues and costs (ie. payroll administration and tax, benefits, WSIB, staffing issues, employee allocation, overtime, etc.)

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