The only skills I imagine could help you land a position as a yard driver would be a CDL, the ability to use a computer, a desire to serve your customer and common sense. I'm a local driver who works a couple days a week in the yard and the position pays $250 a day for a 12 hour shift. It's a very large yard and I average about 8-9 trailer moves an hour, which keeps me hopping pretty much all shift non-stop. Because you're in and out of the truck all day, you will find its also a decent workout. I once calculated that I walk about 1.5 miles and climb 450 steps in and out of the truck, based on 90 trailer moves a day.