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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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While loading docks are an essential part of any facility, they also present prime opportunities for dust, precipitation, and other contaminants to infiltrate the premises.
Where swing gates or slide gates are used at elevated levels, installing an open-gate sensor alarm truly takes the next step in optimized warehouse and loading dock safety.
As full-pallet cross-docked items and picked items accumulate on the out-bound loading dock, the chance for loading errors rises, Dell says.
These trailers often arrive at loading docks filled wall-to-wall, sometimes even floor-to-ceiling.
Keep the loading dock in mind when changes occur around you.
Vertical storing dock levelers provide the best option in drive-through applications as they allow the loading dock door to close directly onto the pit floor, rather than onto the leveler like tradition levelers.
When a trailer pulls into the loading dock what's the first thing you should do?
When capacity is tight, the cost of installing an additional loading dock can run into tens of thousands of pounds.
"After seeing the frustrations customers were experiencing with sectional doors at the loading dock, we believe this product is a good solution that helps address those issues," Rite-Hite Aftermarket President and CEO Paul Maly said.
But the loading dock and its associated doors, ramps and work areas are the most dangerous places for warehouse employees.
The fan includes an 11-gauge steel positioning arm with a unique bracketing system that allows the fan to service two loading dock openings.
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