Truck dockboards can make or break your day on the warehouse dock. Some days, without them, you won’t get any loading or unloading done.
Truck trailers are usually built to exacting specifications, as are warehouse docks, so that they match in height. However, sometimes, like when non-standard tires are used on the trailer, they don’t match up. With a truck dock ramp, that’s not a problem though. You can load and unload with ease.
Trailer Bumpers Can Interfere with Proper Docking
There are going to be occasions, like when the nerf bars on the trailer are too long, when the gap between the dock and trailer is too big for forklifts and pallet jacks to roll across. Slap a truck dock board into place and that gap almost magically disappears.
Drivers That Drop and Go Can Cause Loading and Unloading Problems
Some loads don’t have to be signed for when the driver drops them off. When a driver has this kind of load, he’s most likely going to back up to the dock, unhook, and run to get his next load. And sometimes, they don’t do the best job docking their trailer, leaving an uneven gap that only a set of truck dock ramps can bridge.
Choose from Different Types of Truck Dock Ramps
Basically, you can choose from two main kinds of truck dock boards: those that are built into the dock, and those that are portable. The built-in kind can either be manual or automatic in their method of deployment. The portable kind comes in a wide variety of types: those with side guards, those without, heavy-duty, lightweight, and quite a few more.
Before going out and buying any truck dockboards, you need to analyze your needs and decide which type better suits those needs most economically.
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