DJ Products Delivers First Electric Yard Dog – TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor

Nov 1, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – DJ Products this week began shipping its newest product, the TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor, offering an innovative new way to move 48’ and 53’ OTR trailers in and out of shipping docs.

Because the operator is not required to have a commercial driver’s license, any employee is able to move trailers into and out of loading docks, dramatically improving the efficiency of trailer loading operations. At one-quarter the cost of a new shunt truck, the TrailerCaddy is an affordable alternative.

“We are excited to announce the availability of this revolutionary product to the industry” said Jeff Berg, president of the 20 year-old family owned company.

“Customer feedback during the development process tells us that the TrailerCaddy provides significant cost and efficiency advantages compared to conventional trailer moving methods using semi-tractors or shunt trucks. Because any employee can be trained to move trailers, this yard dog is always available which means that trailers can get moved “just in time” ensuring dock operations won’t grind to a halt waiting for a driver with a CDL to become available.”

Jeff continued, “Combine that efficiency boost with a price point that is a fraction the cost of new shunt truck, and the TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor is a game-changer.”

The product was developed in collaboration with customers at transportation, shipping and logistics companies who are constantly challenged to improve the efficiency of their trailer loading and unloading operations.

Purpose-built to move OTR trailers, the product was designed with features meant to improve both control and safety. The unit’s small footprint results in a dramatically reduced turning radius allowing improved maneuverability in tight shipping yards. With wagon-wheel steering, the operator faces forward, looking toward the dock when backing the trailer in. This eyes forward operation results in better sight lines, reduced risk of damage to docks, buildings and trailers, as well as fewer incidents of employee injury.

More information about DJ Products and the TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor can be found on the company’s website at or by calling the company at 1-800-686-2651.

DJ Products will be demonstrating the TrailerCaddy at the MATS Trucking show in Louisville, KY, March 22-24, 2018.