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What is an Edge of Dock Leveler?

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What is an Edge of Dock Leveler?

An edge of dock leveler is used to bridge the gap between the edge of a dock and a truck. It is different than a dock board however as it is fixed to the loading dock. There are both mechanical and hydraulic leveler's. They can be a good fit for most docks and are available in 66" to 84" widths.

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Thank You !!! 2018 Has Been Great!! Here's what's coming up in 2019

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Thank You !!! 2018 Has Been Great!! Here's what's coming up in 2019

2018 Has been a big year for us here at loading dock pro, we've enjoyed helping you reach your goals and are wishing for more of the same in 2019. Heres a Taste of what we've got lined up for 2019 -More Parts -Responsive and Interactive Home Page -Video instruction for the DIY'er -Loading Dock Pro Dock Points Reward System   If you have any questions or we can serve your needs better please don't hesitate to call or email me at Porter@loadingdockpro.com

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Check Your Dock Seals and Shelters! Its That Time of Year

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Check Your Dock Seals and Shelters! Its That Time of Year

As we are full swing now into the winter it's becoming more important that your dock seals and shelters are up to spec and functioning properly without this you could be losing countless dollars due to lack of energy efficiency, not to mention the possible safety hazard if rain or other unwanted items breach this barrier. This is why its so ever important to check for that infamous white light, or water entering unwanted areas. If you find you are in need of a new dock seal or shelter click here!   Dock Seals and Shelters

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What is the standard loading dock height?

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What is the standard loading dock height?

What is the standard loading dock height? 1.) In North America, the most commonly found dock height is 48–52 inches or (120–130 cm), though heights of up to 55 inches (140 cm) occur as well. A dock leveler can be used to  bridge the gap between a truck and a warehouse to safely accommodate a forklift Many facilities may choose a different dock height based upon unique trailer configurations.  A standard 53' trailer has a bed height @ 48". Overseas shipping containers @ 52"+ Straight Trucks / Box Trucks @ 40" - 50" An incline or decline approach can affect the the dock height....

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Importance of Dock Barrier Run Off Gates

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Importance of Dock Barrier Run Off Gates

Whether you are a warehouse manager or an employee of the warehouse you don't need me to tell you the importance of safety and preventing a dreaded runoff. So what do we recommend? Vestil's Defender Gate. The hazards are present everywhere and it is incredibly evident that you need to prepare for the inevitable. Run away dock gates prevent your vital items from getting away from you, as it can be incredibly costly, and even dangerous. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so make sure that you invest in a proper run off defender gate.  ...

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