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    Vehicle Truck Restraints 101

    Vehicle Restraints 101

    Just what the heck is a vehicle restraint?

    Which Dock Bumper/Pad is for me?

    Extended Loading Dock Levelers & Tapered Dock Seals for Declining Driveways

    Sometimes you have buildings with severe masonry damage on the wall due to poorly designed loading dock equipment.

    6 Points to Understand About Edge of Dock Levelers


    1. The Edge-of-Dock (EOD) dockleveler (Image 1) is a low-cost alternative with a short ramp. An EOD is mounted to the face of the dock and secured to a curb channel embedded in the concrete. They are available in standard load capacities of up to 35,000 lb. 

    Read more for the other points you must consider about Edge of Dock Levelers. 

    Vertical Storage Leveler Service, Repair & Installation for Cold Storage Facilities

    Vertical Storage Leveler Installation for Cold Storage Facilities

    Are you planning to get a vertical storage leveler installed to your cold storage facility? Keep in mind that vertical storage leveler installation requires proper execution and should be provided by knowledgeable loading dock  service professionals. Every single detail of installation; from wall foundation preparation up to the final installation process, should be meticulously performed in order to ensure that your vertical storage leveler will take good care of your cold storage facility. 

    10 SuperTips to Prevent Your Loading Dock Problem

    10 SuperTips to Prevent Your Loading Dock Problem

    Loading dock equipment; such as dock levelers require proper usage and installation based on the manufacturer’s guidelines.  Not all dock levelers are same. Each dock leveler is created to handle a specific load capacity and performance. Problems generally occur when the operating guidelines are not followed and the person who operates the dock leveler has not been properly trained to operate the dock equipment.  

    To clear your worries and guide you in identifying the problem of your loading dock, we have come up with these “10 Supertips to prevent your Loading Dock Problem”.

    Dock Run Off Protection: Barrier Gates

    Provide run-off protection on unoccupied dock positions so that loading equipment will not accidentally drive off the edge of the dock, which can cause serious injury or death, and damage the forklift, freight, and building. Types of dock run-off protection include gate barriers and lip barriers.

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    Specifying the Elevating Dock Lift for Your Facility

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    Specifying the Elevating Dock

    Hydraulic elevating docks lower forklifts from the loading dock down to the ground. They allow forklifts to enter trucks with very low or high bed heights that are outside the range of docklevelers.

    2 Most Common Trailer Restraint Methods (or Dock Locks) at the Loading Dock


     A truck restraint (or a dock lock) prevents a truck from moving during loading and unloading. If a truck leaves the loading dock before loading and unloading is complete, workers can fall into the gap between the truck and dock, causing serious personal injury or death, and freight and equipment can be damaged.

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    Get to know the 2 most common trailer Restraint methods at the Loading Dock by reading more.

    Specifying The Correct Loading Dock Leveler for Your Facility


    Because a recessed dock leveler has a wider range of operation, it is the best choice to accommodate a wide range of bed heights. Only choose the Edge-of-dock (EOD) leveler if the facility operates within the EOD’s narrow range of applications.

    Read more to find out how to specify the correct Loading Dock Leveler for your facility.

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