Which Dock Bumper Is for Me? | By Loading Dock, Inc

Posted by Grey Decker Ariam on February 05, 2021

Dock bumpers can absorb 90-95% of the impact of a backing truck colliding with the dock. Bumpers protect against impact damage and against up-and-down movement of the truck bed during loading/unloading.

Since bumpers limit how close the truck is parked to the dock, they affect dock leveler lip, as well as the dock seal or the dock shelter protections.

Dock Bumper Illustration

Dock bumpers protect against impact damage

Standard bumpers are 4 inches thick, but laminated bumpers are also available in 6 inches (thickness). The 4 inches bumper reduces the gap between the trailer floor and the dock face. Additional thickness may be required for recessed docks or special applications.

Molded Rubber Dock Bumper
Molded Bumper

Laminated Dock Bumper

Laminated Bumper

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Steel Face Bumper


Molded Bumpers

Molded dock bumpers (rubber dock bumpers) are ideal for:

✓ Light traffic loading docks
✓ Indoor wall protection for your facility.
✓ Interior walls from potential damage caused by forklifts or any other material handling equipment.
✓ Molded dock bumpers will not warp, rust or harden. 
✓ Light traffic applications where damage to walls or equipment is a concern.

Molded dock bumpers are maintenance-free. These will not warp, rust or harden.

Molded Rubber Dock Bumper

Square Molded Dock Bumper


Vertical Molded Dock Bumper


Rectangular Molded Dock Bumper

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Laminated Bumpers

Laminated bumpers guard against damage to buildings, loading docks, and cargo during loading and unloading vehicles in your loading dock area. These bumpers will hold up to years of low to medium traffic.

We provide laminated dock bumpers that are industry standard and suit most applications absorbing up to 80% of impact forces. These are available in either 4” or 6” projection, with lengths up to 36” long.

- Extra-length dock bumpers and extra-dick dock bumpers are available upon request.

Vertical Laminated Dock Bumper
Laminated Dock Bumper
Horizontal Laminated Dock Bumper


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Steel Face Bumpers

Use steel-face bumpers for high-frequency or heavy-impact/heavy-duty applications, or where jockey trucks are used for truck positioning. The steel plate face on the bumper protects against the unusual wear and biting out of the rubber. Integrate these bumpers into your facility's system to get heavy-duty protection.

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Steel Face Bumper


Our expert technicians at Loading Dock, Inc. can assist you in choosing the most suitable type of dock bumper to protect your trucks and buildings from wear and tear.

They also provide quality dock bumper pad repairs and replacements.  

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at info@loadingdock.com. For 24/7 emergency service call: 973-471-4060.

We've been selling, installing, repairing, and serving loading dock equipment in New Jersey and New York City Metro area for over 40 years. Contact us. Our experts will be more than happy to assist you.



The following are pictures of different dock bumpers installed by the professional team of repairmen at Loading Dock, Inc.


Loading Dock, Inc. Molded Bumpers


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We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.


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Email: info@dockndoor.com 
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Lodi, NJ 07644

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New York, NY 10032

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