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Loading dock

The area of a building accessible from the street, and convenient to the transportation systems within the building, that provides for the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles.

loading platform, loading dock

1. An elevated platform at the shipping or delivery door of a building or adjacent to the stage of a theater; usually at the same height as the floor of a motor truck or railroad car to facilitate loading or unloading.
2. A platform on a theater stage for storing counterweights, 2.
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Access to the cargo bay is by means of a rear tailgate that can be locked horizontally or dropped down almost completely if you unhook the folding support arms on each side.
The Courier Trend costs from PS11,645 for the EcoBoost and PS12,045 for the 1.5 diesel and the one we sampled was very practical with underseat trays, a slot big enough to take a laptop in the centre console, 12-volt sockets in the cabin and in the cargo bay, a quickclear heated windscreen and a rear view camera.
The model features an interior with a dashboard mounted gear shift and basic switches, a headlamp cluster that has separate sections for the indicators and the headlamps, rear-mounted exhaust and a spare tyre located on the right of the underside of the cargo bay.
spacewalk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours.
The Super 12.9 will have a 8.5 tonne payload carrying capability, with an option of a 17 foot or a 19 foot load bay with a half side or high side cargo bay.
Search teams have found parts of the plane, including a wheel, cargo bay door and tail cone, at sea about 10 kilometers (six miles) from the Palawan airport, Okol said.
NASA says, "The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the [ISS]." One of the primary differences between the Soyuz Orbital Module and the Progress is the refueling or cargo bay used in place of the descent module, which is typically used to transport crewmembers aboard the piloted Soyuz.
As a workhorse it comes in several guises, from a basic single cab with open rear cargo bay, to twin cab with a detachable fiberglass hood to cover the cargo area, as in the case of the aptly-named Barbarian.
The interior lighting system, which will be supplied by Page Aerospace, a Hamilton Sundstrand company, includes the cabin interior illumination and passenger signs, the emergency lights, exit signs and associated emergency power supplies, as well as the cargo bay and door lighting.
A contortionist curled up inside a large suitcase in the cargo bay of an airport bus and ventured out to steal from other people's luggage, Spanish police have said.
Some toured a C-5B cargo bay and were lifted out of their wheelchairs and carried up a 25-foot troop ladder--with safety spotters--to see the cockpit.
The pilot of Flight LH8460 reported a fire in the cargo bay of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 as he approached King Khaled International Airport, Lufthansa said.