In order to facilitate material handling, loading docks may be equipped with the following dock equipment:

  • Bumpers: protect the dock from truck damage, may also be used as a guide by the truck driver when backing up.
  • Dock leveler: a height-adjustable platform used as a bridge between dock and truck, can be operated via mechanical (spring), hydraulic, or air powered systems.
  • Dock lift: serves the same function as a leveler but operates similarly to a scissor lift to allow for greater height adjustments.
  • Dock seals: compressible foam blocks against which the truck presses when parked; seals are used at exterior truck bays in colder climates where this will provide protection from the weather.
  • Truck or vehicle restraint system (dock lock): a strong metal hook mounted to the base of the dock which will hook to the frame or bumper of a trailer and prevents it from rolling away during loading operations, can be operated via manual, hydraulic, or electrical systems; this system can replace or work in conjunction with wheel chocks.

    Bascule Bridges

    Portable Loading Docks

    Dock Lift

    Portable Loading Dock

    Additional Dock Equipment

    Portable Yard Ramps

    Dock Levelers

    Dock Shelters and Seals

    Dock Bumpers

    Dock Restraints