The drive-through application requires a recessed pit and a vertical-storing leveler (which makes it possible to open trailer doors inside the facility) as well as loading dock shelters
that are compatible with interior-opening trailer doors.
To achieve the best of both worlds, Select Comfort installed energy-efficient loading dock shelters
(Rite-Hite, 800-456-0600, www.ritehite.com ) in 12 of the facility's 18 dock positions.
The Survivor[TM] dock shelter by Frommelt[R] features an innovative, impactable side-frame design specifically engineered to eliminate costly damage that often occurs when semi-trailers make contact with loading dock shelters
. Virtually indestructible Neotec[TM] high molecular weight polyethylene side frames allow the shelters to be struck by trailers from any angle without suffering permanent damage.
This is because loading dock shelters
provide a tight, consistent seal across the top and sides of the trailer while a vertical-storing leveler makes it possible to open trailer doors inside the facility.