Loading Dock Equipment

The latest information on loading dock equipment and technologies including overhead doors, lifts, levelers and restraints for the materials handling professional.


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By MMH Staff · October 11, 2017
From vehicle restraints and levelers to safety systems, dock equipment is making strides to deliver even higher levels of productivity, safety and control.
By Josh Bond · October 10, 2017
New restraint design prevents the rear impact guard from becoming wedged.
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By Susan Lee Smith · September 28, 2017
Dock Door Seals and Dock Shelters are ideal for applications at the loading dock to keep out the elements, saving on energy thus lowering energy costs.
By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · August 25, 2017
Overlook the condition of your docks, and you will pay a price. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be as straightforward as inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and document—and you can save as much as 18% in maintenance costs.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2017
The standard outlines that anyone using a dockboard (used to bridge the gap from the facility to the truck) that was put into use starting January 17, 2017 must include side walls or another measure to prevent objects or vehicles from running off the dockboard edge.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2017
The SmartPack Trailer solution from Zebra Technologies (Booth S2459) creates an intelligent loading environment that increases both outbound load densities and lightens the load for dock managers, said Brent Elstron, product manager.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 31, 2017
The additional camera view of the exterior vehicle restraint lets an operator visually confirm engagement with a trailer’s rear impact guard (RIG)
By MMH Staff · December 14, 2016
Modern's Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) team sat down with Kevin Elmore, Service Technician at Arbon Equipment Corporation
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
Reliable high-speed doors ensure access to massive inventory for food distributor.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Cold storage warehouse and DC offers flexibility, visibility and predictive insights
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
New facility’s doors separate ambient, refrigerated and freezer storage to reduce energy consumption while optimizing uptime. Energy efficiency of insulated warehouse doors.
By Chris Lewis · September 1, 2016
Unlike nearly every other aspect of distribution centers and manufacturing plants, loading docks have not been altered—until recently, that is. History of Dock Equipment, Loading Dock evolution, Loading Dock Equipment Evaluation, Innovations in Dock Equipment
By MMH Staff · August 24, 2016
Report highlights key factors influencing the growth of the ATLS market.
By MMH Staff · May 18, 2016
Brown is the first woman to win the International Door Association’s most prestigious individual award.
By MMH Staff · May 11, 2016
Recapitalization to supports management-led acquisition of 55-year-old company.

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