Shunting

Though indispensable to a logistics operation, shunting is just one part of the total yard management approach available to NSSL’s clients. The benefits of our stand-alone shunting services are amplified many times over when paired with our experienced logistics professionals, industry-leading software solution, and comprehensive caretaking of your entire supply chain.

Lifetime Yard Auditing We don’t just audit your yard once. We are continually evaluating your entire yard operation to identify new opportunities and potential threats. Never complacent.

Driver Staffing NSSL hand picks a team of career-oriented professionals possess a level of expertise and and professionalism unmatched by other yard operations management providers.

Driver Cross-Training NSSL’s drivers are cross-trained in multiple related disciplines. This further solidifies our customer’s ROI and helps guarantee an optimized yard operation no matter what challenges may arise.

Driver Safety Audits (SEE ME program) NSSL team drivers receive ongoing education and close monitoring to ensure total adherence to proper safety procedures. This diligent approach to driver education and training means NSSL drivers are the best in the business.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) If you don’t already have documented standard operation procedures, we’ll help you create them. If SOPs are already in place, we’ll incorporate them into your implementation plan, ensuring compliance and optimal efficiency.

Late Model Vehicles To ensure uninterrupted yard operations, NSSL maintains a fleet made of late model trucks in peak operational condition. This ensures optimal fuel efficiency while avoiding unnecessary and costly delays often caused by older and/or poorly maintained vehicles.

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 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 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
Calculator.


Savings Calculator

Gain visibility of your cost effectiveness and insights to help anticipate unexpected costs like probability of breakdowns and more.


Shunting FAQs


A shunt is considered to be the process of a shunt truck pinning to a designated trailer, moving this trailer to the planned location, and then dropping it in said location. Shunting is the continual flow of multiple shunts that occur to and from a yard’s doors to their multiple locations in the yard, throughout a working day.


On average, NSSL’s equipment is less than 2-3 years old. As an organization, we invest heavily into new and late model equipment to maximize efficiencies by giving ourself the best chance of avoiding downtime related to older equipment.

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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