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Whether you call them a Terminal Tractor, Yard Dog, Yard Truck, Spotter Truck, Hostler, or Shunt Truck, when these trucks are used off-road, they can be defined as powered industrial trucks by OSHA.  All operators of powered industrial trucks are required by OSHA to be authorized and trained.


YMS Yard Mule Operator training can not only reduce accidents, it can also increase productivity, operator safety, pedestrian safety, and may even help reduce insurance rates.

YMS Operator Training is designed to provide businesses and their yard mule operators with OSHA-compliant education on safety, general operation, and general maintenance of a Yard Mule. Training includes training manual, group lecture presentation/discussion, written examination, and one-on-one driver training to demonstrate safe operation. We also offer expanded training, if more hands-on drive time is desired.

There is no minimum class size, we have done classes ranging in size from 2 - 22 participants. We conduct training classes nationwide, and can work with any schedule or shift (weekends available as well).  Per OSHA guidelines, YMS training is done on-site at your business, using your truck and your trailer. 


This course is for the use and operation of non-highway yard mules and is for businesses only.  It is not intended as a substitute for D.O.T. or C.D.L. operator training.   Your drivers must have a valid state motor vehicle license with at least one year of driving experience. 

Ready to learn more? Fill out the inquiry form below or contact Patrick Jackson at

Training is accredited by the Terminal Truck Operator Safety Council

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