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Understanding Different Truck Trailers When Picking a Loading Dock Leveler

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

While consumers are used to seeing commercial trucks on the highway, most do not realize the vital role truck play in ever day logistics. In fact, a large number of trucks are now on the road to help meet the daily demand for shipments and deliveries.

If your company is involved with operations that require a loading dock, it is important to understand how this large variety of commercial trucks affects the efficiency, productivity and safety of your loading dock. This is especially important if you don’t have a captive fleet of trucks.

One Size Does Not Fit All

To deal with the need for flexibility at the loading dock, manufacturers design and make available specialty equipment that accommodates a range of truck types and sizes. One of the most useful of these items is the loading dock leveler. When you select and install the right loading dock leveler, you can efficiently work with different truck bed heights and sizes. A loading dock leveler also addresses the problem of different grades at theloading dock.

Understanding Different Truck Trailers When Picking a Loading Dock Leveler

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To illustrate just how many different truck types you have to consider, here is a list of just a few of models you can find waiting at your loading dock:

  • Double axel semi-trucks and trailers
  • Container trailers
  • Flat beds
  • High cube vans
  • Reefers
  • Low boys
  • Panel
  • Stake trucks
  • City trucks and vans

Whether you’re shipping product from your manufacturing facility or receiving goods for a retail store, you can’t afford to have your loading dockbecome a choke point due to the wrong-type truck showing up.

If you are designing a new warehouse or distribution facility, or you need added flexibility at your current building, we can help. A call to Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC is the first step to finding the ideal, personalized solution to all your loading dock needs. We work with only the most reliable manufacturers of specialty loading dock equipment. Additionally, we install, maintain and service the loading dock equipmentwe sell.

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 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. 

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

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Repairs for Loading Dock Equipment

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:40 AM

Loading dock operations are a critical part of the operations of many firms. Whether shipments go out and come in once or twice a day or a 24/7reality, delays represent unacceptable expense and disruption.

Because of this central role played by loading docks, a major effort by many suppliers has produced a number of very useful pieces of equipment. For example, the loading dock leveler significantly expands the functionality and flexibility of the standard loading dock and makes operations more efficient.

Repairs for Loading Dock Equipment

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With the right kind of loading dock leveler there is a wider range of trucks and vehicles that the dock can easily service. Additionally, there is enhanced safety and productivity when such a dock is installed and maintained properly. The concept of a dock leveler is so useful there are now a number of options to match your company’s specific needs. These include:

Ensuring Long-Term Durability and Reliability

Whatever type of loading dock leveler and loading dock equipment you choose, there are a number of basics that will make your decision better over the long-term. These include:

  • Select the right manufacturer. A number of firms have jumped into the market for loading dock equipment without the right experience, expertise or capabilities. At Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC we work only with proven vendors who focus on quality in the design and construction of each item of equipment.
  • No compromise on installation. It takes meticulous attention to the specifications and standards of manufacturers, and we have factory-trained, experienced installers who get the job done right the first time.
  • Provide proper maintenance. The old proverb about pay me now or pay me later fully applies to loading dock equipment. Whether you have heavy demand or just periodic shipments, regular maintenance by qualified personnel is the best way to guarantee safe, long-term use of your loading dock leveler.

When your equipment requires maintenance or has been damaged, one call to our 24/7/365 support team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC will address your needs promptly and efficiently.

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 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. 

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

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