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 Josh Bond · February 9, 2018
The needs for safety, efficiency and detailed data collection are transforming modern docks from mere openings to critical components of an enterprise’s success.
By Josh Bond · February 8, 2018
Cold storage 3PL loads and unloads closed-loop, 53-foot trailers in minutes.
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By Susan Lee Smith · February 2, 2018
Yard Ramps are ground to truck ramps, mobile and easy to use for loading and unloading truck trailers or shipping containers with a forklift when a loading dock is not available. Yard Ramps are ideally used at a loading yard or construction site and are a cost effective way to load and unload safely.
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By Susan Lee Smith · December 4, 2017
The portable rail dock plate and rail dock board is used as a loading dock platform for loading and unloading railroad freight cars with a forklift.
By MMH Staff · November 30, 2017
Access solutions leader acquires maker of automated dock levelers under the Poweramp, McGuire and DLM brands.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2017
The levelers do not require any electricity to operate, thereby reducing Henrich Logistics’ installation costs.
By Admin · November 10, 2017
The steel barrier offers the metal specialist ease of operation, along with employee protection.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2017
The pharmaceutical manufacturer has eliminated the threat of outdoor elements and improved working conditions.
By MMH Staff · November 8, 2017
The fans help lower the warehouse’s heating energy costs by more than of 400 therms per year.
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By Susan Lee Smith · October 26, 2017
A High Speed Yard Ramp used as a towable loading dock platform to remote locations for loading and unloading procedures for tractor trailers and railroad cars.
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.

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