Yard Trucks are vehicles designed
for "spotting" semi-trailers in or around commercial
freight yards. The yard truck is built to
accommodate a hydraulic lifting
fifth wheel, which
allows the operator to move trailers without exiting
the cab or "crank up" the
Once the trailer has been moved to it's
operator can lower the trailer back to the ground,
and uncouple (unhook) the fifth wheel without
leaving the cab. A yard truck can normally move 3
trailers in the same
amount of time that a standard truck would use to
move 1 trailer.
Also known as a yard dog.