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When to Replace Dock Seals

Posted by Ranee Patel on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 08:56 AM

As I visit customers, especially those who are in the food and beverage industry, I see a lot of dock seals or dock side pads that are ripped and torn. IMG_1211-1.jpg

While the dock seals are in place and they somewhat serve their basic function of protecting the building during loading/unloading of deliveries, many facility managers or building owners do not realize this is a environmental and health hazard.


When the dock seal material is ripped and foam is exposed, as displayed in the pictures above, rodents sneak in and  chewing through the foam and create nests inside the foam. For any industry, especially food and beverage, this is a health and safety concern as this allows easy access for rodents to slowly enter your facility. 

If this is the current condition of your dock seals, please consider having them replaced. For more information, please visit:

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How a Loading Dock Leveler Should Work

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Loading dock levelers must perform to specific standards to maintain the high levels of safety and reliability you expect from your day-to-day operations. When yours doesn’t, the important function it fulfills is lost, causing you to lose time and money to a tweaked or malfunctioning leveler.

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Loading Dock Leveler

In order to operate to theory and work effectively, your loading dock leveler’s individual components must all be functioning correctly. Any parts that aren’t doing their job will affect the operation of the entire machine, potentially compromising the safety of your operations or just making your job more difficult. Even a small problem can eventually become a big one if you ignore it, so note any deficiencies in operation right away.

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If your leveler is not performing to its theory, you should consider getting in serviced. We will ensure that it is performing at peak efficiency, so that the leveler platform operates smoothly, rests where it is supposed to, supports the weight of goods and workers during the unloading process, and retracts when you are finished.

If your loading dock leveler isn’t doing its job correctly, it is probably time to get it serviced. The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC will ensure that your leveler is repaired quickly, so that you don’t further impact your operational efficiency or increase the eventual costs of repair by letting a small malfunction turn into a serious problem.

We service New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Westchester and Rockland. Call 973-471-4060 for more information or to make a same-day service appointment to repair your loading dock today. You can also email to inquire about services or make an appointment.

For our 24-hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

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Loading Docks - The Basics

Posted by Blog Admin on Fri, Oct 04, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

Loading Dock Equipment

Your loading dock equipment may seem like just a slab of concrete. However, there are so many elements of the loading dock area that can make it a great place to work.

If you have the right loading dock equipment,
each and every order you ship or receive
will go much smoother and be easier to work with.

Check out all these essential loading dock equipment options that we offer here at The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC and find out how to get the most you can from your loading dock.

Dock Levelers

Dock levelers correct height differences between your loading dock and trucks that arrive for shipping or delivery. With more options in cargo vehicles today, it is important you have a quality levelers to make your deck easy to access.
 Dock Levelers

Dock Seals

Dock seals are a big energy saver and can protect cargo loads that cannot handle shifts in temperature. Even if you already have a seal on the dock, you may want to look at some of the newer options--today’s seals are better than ever.
 Dock Seals

Dock Shelters

Another energy saving option is a dock shelter. This can provide the ultimate in energy savings and protect your valuable loads from inclement weather.

Dock Shelter

Loading Dock Lights

Unfortunately, not every load is delivered from 9 to 5. The right dock lighting can make those late night or early morning loads much easier for your loading dock staff.
 Loading Dock Lights

Dock Canopies

A simple dock canopy provides protection from the rain and other elements. This will keep your staff and cargo dry.


Dock Bumpers

Protect your building and delivery fleet by adding dock bumpers. The right bumpers can make a big difference!


You know The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC is the best place for buying loading dock equipment, but did you know we provide maintenance plans too? It is very important you keep these pieces properly maintained so you don’t run into a breakdown at an inopportune time. Give us a call and let us help you make the right decisions as far as maintaining the pieces you have and adding new equipment to your loading dock area.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: 
24 HR Emergency 1-201-273-7605

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

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