Lowe's Yard Driver - Weekends in Rockford, Illinois

Job Description:


  1. Utilize a yard truck to safely handle the movement of trailers back and forth from yard locations to dock door locations, following direction given from Operations and the yard queue system.

  2. Follow all yard signage, intersections, and travel paths as directed.

  3. Communicate with other drivers as needed, for assistance, spotting, or verification of trailer moves. Utilize the radio system in a professional manner.

  4. Communicate with Supervisor and Transportation Center regularly, in person and via radio, regarding moves, updates, issues, or other needs.

  5. Ensure product inside trailers remains damage-free, following proper precautions for connecting and detaching from dock doors.

  6. Ensure yard trucks are maintained daily, including fueling, pre-op checklists, timely reporting of mechanical problems, and maintaining the cleanliness of the truck.

  7. Drivers may be asked to perform other Operational duties as needed in slow times, inclement weather, or as consistent with the efficient operation of the DC.


  1. CDL is not required – valid driver’s license is required.

  2. Strong work ethic and able to work productively with minimal direct supervision.

  3. Demonstrated focus on safe behaviors and awareness of environment.

  4. Be able to operate, or experience operating, a Yard Tractor or Tractor/Trailer and be comfortable backing/maneuvering trailers in size from 28’ to 53’ or willing to be trained.

  5. Be able to work outside in all weather conditions, with appropriate apparel and PPE.

  6. Ability to work in high traffic/limited space environment.

  7. Demonstrated positive attitude and team building skills.


  1. Internal candidates who have formal written disciplinary action pursuant to Policy 315 within six months and/or final disciplinary action pursuant to Policy 315 within the last twelve months are ineligible for consideration. Must have no more than 5.5 occurrences.

Job ID: 1519502BR

Line of Business: Distribution

Job Category: Distribution

Department: 0334 - DC Receiving

Employment Type I: Regular

Employment Type II: Full-Time

Location #: 1440

Location Name: Lowe's Illinois RDC

City: Rockford

State: IL

EEO Statement:

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.