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Dock Handler
A Dock Handler in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Also known as Oversized Shopping Cart (by Trevor)
Vehicle class
Vehicle type Industrial vehicle
Body style Dock handler
Capacity 1 (driver)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer HVY
Related vehicle(s) Forklift

The HVY Dock Handler is an industrial vehicle that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


The Dock Handler is a large forklift truck designed to lift and carry shipping containers; While not fitted with a standard 2-prong forklift arm, it instead has a large overhead toploader arm that grapples the tops of shipping containers and then lifts them so they are able to be moved. The vehicle is featured in the mission Scouting the Port. It is taller than any other land vehicle in the game, including the Dump, due to its tall arm. It has a big lift that can be used either freeroam or in the mission. Its entrance door is on the left side of the vehicle, and it swings open backwards (suicide door).


The Handler seems to share the same performance with the Cutter, being slow and hard to maneuver at high speeds due to the rear-wheel steering. Its heavy weight makes it slow and unsuitable for high-speed driving or maneuvers. The Handler is front-wheel drive.



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  • Can be found in the docks area, where they are used for carrying containers. Is not frequent, but can appear in grey or blue color.

GTA Online

  • Can be obtained by doing the mission A Titan of a Job, the player must be occupied with another player, one player takes the Titan, while the other is inside the Dock Handler, It is behind the two red containers in the Hangar.

Mission Appearances

  • Is partially featured in the mission Scouting the Port, where Trevor and Floyd are accosted by a Merryweather guard who demands that they move two shipping containers. To maintain their cover, Trevor and Floyd use a Dock Handler to move the containers around the dock area.


  • Because it shares its animations with the Dump the character will act like the ladder wouldn't be there, simply jumping up and pulling himself up to the door. Due to the shared animations, the character will also turn the steering wheel in the wrong direction. This has been fixed in the Enhanced Version.
  • The arm the crate lifter is attached to is so large that it can't drive down freeways because the arm will crash into bridges and overhead gantries. In fact the spawn location in GTA V is infact totally blocked off with obstacles (hills, bridges and signs), so the Dock Handler is nearly impossible to get to the Downtown or even Sandy Shores.
  • The vehicle only admits the driver. However, in Scouting the Port, Floyd Hebert can be a passenger of the vehicle, standing on the railings.
  • It can grab small containers (the blue ones near his location).
  • Any attempt to load a Flatbed (the nearest vehicle) with a container, it explodes instantly.
  • While showing no manufacturer names when entered, the police radio chatter reveals that the Dock Handler is manufactured by HVY.
  • If it is occupied in a GTA online session, the Dock Handler is the only land vehicle in GTA Online not to have a radio. The Submersible is the only sea vehicle to not feature a radio.


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