Gatehouse Operations

The yard gate presents far more opportunity than it often receives credit for. As the primary point of entry and exit, a properly managed yard gate operation can add significant amount of efficiency and ultimately revenue to your bottom line. NSSL is well-versed in what’s required to facilitate a streamlined yet secure gate house operation

Automatic Check-In Automatic check-in minimizes wait times for incoming traffic without compromising security. It also eliminates unnecessary staffing costs.

Dedicated Trailer Processing Dedicated trailer processing is another means by which NSSL makes gatehouse operations much more organized, secure, and economical.

Driver Confirmation A critical element in a safe, secure yard is driver confirmation. When performed properly, the flow of incoming and outgoing traffic is never interrupted and never compromised.

Hourly Patrols To further guarantee the safety of your supply chain and it’s personnel, hourly patrols are performed by NSSL staff.

Entrance & Exit Lanes Entrance and exit lanes must be properly monitored by trained staff at all times, and NSSL’s team is the best in the industry. Ongoing training combined with over 25 years of experience equals a smooth flow of traffic under the watchful eye of our gate house professionals.

Gate House Security Training Gate house staff cannot actually secure your yard unless they’ve been trained how to do so. Our security staff are trained by our in-house security experts to ensure they meet the strict standards of NSSL.

Implementation Options

  • Dedicated Services w/Technology

  • Dedicated Services

  • On-Demand Services w/Technology

Dedicated Services w/Technology

Putting a new YMS like Shuntware in place requires much more than what’s typically offered. That’s why NSSL puts experienced staff in place onsite to expedite and safeguard a smooth software roll out.

Dedicated Services

NSSL’s approach to total yard management extends far beyond the implementation of software, drivers, and trucks. Our onsite staff will work alongside you and your team every step of the way, guaranteeing your best operation yet.

On-Demand Services w/Technology

NSSL has combined over 100 years of yard management experience and our industry-leading YMS solution, Shuntware, to create something revolutionary: on-demand shunting services. Gone are the days of paying for drivers that aren’t needed, or not having enough drivers when you need them most. Through Shuntware, NSSL enables you bring in additional help, whenever you need it, with little-to-no notice. Once Shuntware has been installed on-site (can be done in less than a day), you’ll be able to request additional drivers and trucks whenever the need arises. Typically, we’re able to begin fulfilling your request within 2 hours for established customers!

Putting a new YMS like Shuntware in place requires much more than what’s typically offered. That’s why NSSL puts experienced staff in place onsite to expedite and safeguard a smooth software roll out.

NSSL’s approach to total yard management extends far beyond the implementation of software, drivers, and trucks. Our onsite staff will work alongside you and your team every step of the way, guaranteeing your best operation yet.

NSSL has combined over 100 years of yard management experience and our industry-leading YMS solution, Shuntware, to create something revolutionary: on-demand shunting services. Gone are the days of paying for drivers that aren’t needed, or not having enough drivers when you need them most. Through Shuntware, NSSL enables you bring in additional help, whenever you need it, with little-to-no notice. Once Shuntware has been installed on-site (can be done in less than a day), you’ll be able to request additional drivers and trucks whenever the need arises. Typically, we’re able to begin fulfilling your request within 2 hours for established customers!

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Tools For Analyzing Your Shunt Operations

The interactive tools provided below are designed to deliver valuable insights about the current opportunities and potential hidden costs of your current operation.

Risk Assessment

In just a couple of minutes, discover unforseen potential pitfalls within your current day-to-day operations.


Moves Calculator

Are you wasting money on unnecessary moves? Uncover hidden costs quickly with our Moves
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Savings Calculator

Get tangible data regarding the long-term savings of our Total Yard Management approach. Account for hidden costs such as probability of breakdowns, driver reliability, and more.


Gatehouse Operations FAQs


Yes, we do. All NSSL employees are required to supply a background check before they are hired to join our team.


All NSSL employees working in a security capacity have are required to have their valid security training and licensing, all based on the regions they will be operating in.

Success Story

Investing in Future Growth: Making More Strategic Moves with a Fortune 500 Retailer

With three distribution centres across the GTA and in anticipation of adding a fourth, the customer recognized that they needed better yard management logistics, including shunting and shuttling support between centers. Learn how NSSL brought a mega-retailer's yard management logistics into the digital age.

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