Shunt Drivers Wanted!

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity within the Transportation industry? We’re looking for Shunt Drivers in the GTA!

Wondering what it takes to be a Shunt Driver?

We have all of the details below along with our current Shunting opportunities available at Breakaway Staffing!

Shunt Drivers

What do Shunt Drivers do?

Shunt drivers, or Shunters’, play a crucial role in the transportation industry. They are responsible for moving, or ‘shunting’, loaded and empty trailers from the loading docks to and from the yard.

The work of Shunters ensures that the facility operates smoothly and freight can arrive promptly to its destination.

How can I get a Shunt Driver position?

You may think that you need a special licence to be a Shunter but many companies do not require their Shunt Drivers to have a commercial driver’s licence. This is because the work is done on private property therefore doesn’t require a licence.

Shunt Drivers need to have previous exposure to a fast-paced environment and strong backing up skills. Many yards are very busy and require the Shunters to back up the trailers into tight spaces. This means the drivers need to have strong skills and need to be constantly aware of their surroundings.

Some previous shunting experience is the best way to get a new position as a Shunt Driver. Our positions at Breakaway require 1 year of previous shunting experience.

Are there Shunting positions available?


We are currently looking for shunters to fill the following positions (click on any job title to be taken to the job application page)


Night Shunt Driver

  • Long-term, full-time work
  • Sunday to Thursday schedule (Fridays & Saturdays off!!)
  • $20/hour
  • 9:00PM-6:00AM shifts
  • Must have strong computer skills
  • Mississauga

Temporary Shunt Drivers for Vacation Coverage

  • Temporary positions
  • 1 day – 1 week opportunities
  • $18-20/hour based on position
  • Day and night shifts available
  • Brampton & Mississauga

We’re always looking for Shunters that are available to pick up shifts throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to make extra money part-time.

Shunter/Backup Forklift Operator

  • Long-term, full-time work
  • Tuesday to Saturday schedule
  • 4:30AM-4:00PM
  • $18-19/hour
  • Shunting & operating a Counterbalance forklift
  • Must be forklift certified w/ previous experience
  • Bolton

Forklift Operator/Backup Shunter

  • Monday to Friday schedule
  • 5:00PM-1:00AM
  • $18/hour
  • Primarily a forklift operator position
  • Backup shunting required when necessary
  • If you have a valid forklift licence & experience + shunting experience this is a great opportunity!
  • Brampton

If you’re interested in one of the positions above please click on the job title to be taken to the appropriate job posting and submit your resume.

If you would like to discuss any of these positions further please call our office at (905)564-9671 and speak with one of our recruiters!

Each of these positions are available with reputable companies in the Transportation and Logistics industry. They are dedicated to the futures of their employees and are committed to providing their customers with fast, reliable service that they can count on.

These companies are safety-conscious (verified by Breakaway Staffing) and are looking for individuals to join their team!

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