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Saia, Inc Dockworker Lead in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Saia is a different kind of logistics and transportation company. We do things the right way. You‘ll see it in our commitment to our people, customers, and community. You‘ll feel it in the support you get on day one – from leadership and from your team. A job with Saia is packed with opportunity – from learning new skills and advancing to competitive compensation and great benefits. It's all here and it’s exactly what going further is all about.

Position Summary

Supports supervisors with leading terminal operational activities. Directs dockworkers to efficiently sort and handle freight into and out of over-the-road equipment, containers, city trailers, and straight trucks.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assists supervisors with leading and directing the daily functions of dockworkers.

  • Coaches, trains, and mentors new and existing dockworkers.

  • Loads and unloads trailers using forklifts, pallet jacks, and other equipment in compliance with state, federal, and Department of Transportation regulations.

  • Operates dock tools to ensure freight is loaded securely and properly, including maintaining straps, bars, air bags, cardboard, and dunnage.

  • Inspects and verifies shipments by reading labels and securing freight for both loading and unloading trailers.

  • Follows established bill and quality control procedures to ensure timely, claims-free, and cost-efficient shipments.

  • Logs, reports, and processes freight shortages and damages.

  • Promotes and maintains a safe and clean work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • 2+ years of warehouse, freight, dock, forklift, or pallet jack experience.

  • Forklift certification or hazmat training.

  • Ability to lift and move objects of various shapes, sizes, and weights.

Pay Rate: $26.00 - $29.50 per hour, based on experience


At Saia, your success is our success! That’s why we work hard to provide you with what you need to build an awesome career. We are committed to rewarding superior employee performance so that when you work hard, your achievements won’t go unnoticed.

Make Your Move

At Saia, our people are the reason we’ve been successful for over a century in the industry. Together, we’ve created a positive culture that’s driven by our core values – like dignity and respect, a customer-first approach, safety and more. With hundreds of terminals across the country and growing, we’re always looking for more collaborative and motivated individuals to join our team. So, if you’re ready to put your career on a solid path, let’s go further.

Saia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.