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The HVY[1] Dock Handler is an industrial vehicle that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Dock Handler is a large forklift truck designed to lift and carry shipping containers. It appears to be based on the Taylor THDC 975, and takes the raised cab design from the HYSTER Top Loader H18-00XM-12EC.

While not fitted with a standard two-pronged forklift arm, it instead has a large overhead magnetic toploader arm which attaches to the tops of shipping containers and then lifts them so they are able to be moved. It is the tallest land vehicle in the game. The vehicle is entered via a suicide door (opens backwards) on the vehicle's left hand side.

As the Dock Handler has only 1 common spawn point, the player will almost always see the vehicle in its first colour, a light gray tone, however multiple finds may see the vehicle spawning in its other available colours, blue and yellow.

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Because of its primary use as an industrial vehicle, the Handler is very slow and its heavy weight makes it an unsuitable choice for high-speed driving and maneuvers, due to its rear-wheel steering and wide turning radius. The Handler's high body also makes it unsuitable for freeway driving, as the crane arm will crash into bridges and overhead gantries. It is a front-wheel drive vehicle.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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Top Speed
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 16 / 25 1 N/A FWD 6000 / 13228 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
Cannot reach 30.8 / 49.5 1 MF FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto 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.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Handler is featured in the mission Scouting the Port, where Trevor is working undercover with Floyd Hebert to survery a Merryweather container ship docked at the Port of Los Santos. Whilst there, a dock worker orders Trevor and Floyd to move two shipping containers. To maintain their cover, Trevor and Floyd use a Dock Handler to move the containers to their required locations.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Dock Handler shares its entrance animations with the Dump, meaning that the player will not use the Handler's ladder and simply jump up to the door.
  • On the PS3/Xbox 360 versions of the game, the player turns the steering wheel in the wrong direction. This has been fixed in the enhanced version of the game.
  • In the game, the Handler can only accommodate the driver. However, in Scouting the Port, Floyd Hebert stands on the railings outside the cab.
  • If the player attempts to load a container onto a Flatbed, it will explode, destroying the Dock Handler.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • On the PS3/Xbox 360 versions of the game, the Dock Handler is one of two vehicles (the other being the Submersible) not to have a radio.
    • In the enhanced version, however, the Submersible has now been fitted with a radio, making the Dock Handler the only vehicle not to contain one.


  1. While showing no manufacturer names when entered, the police radio chatter reveals that the Dock Handler is manufactured by HVY.