Often, we are challenged by Designers, Architects and End Users to provide a “generic” or “cookie cutter” specification for a loading dock.  Unfortunately, every business has unique things to consider.  The types of trucks being serviced, the type of loads being taken off the truck, the type of vehicle moving the load (lift trucks, pallet jacks, three or four wheeled vehicles) and the weight of the load going across the dock.

Additionally, logistics are rapidly changing due to Global Logistic trends such as intermodal shipping. For these reasons, there is no such thing as a “generic” or “cookie cutter” loading docks.

Loading Docks are a high risk environment that should be designed around functionality, durability and safety. Applied Handling can help you build the most efficient dock while maximizing safety and maintaining the best lifetime value. Our representatives are trained to recommend the right equipment based on the needs of your daily operation.

According to Rite-Hite’s website, the design and build of industrial facilities like warehouses, factories, and distribution centers can be more complicated than it might seem. As trends in how we work change and evolve over time, so do loading dock design guidelines. It is critical that architects and general contractors pay close attention to these trends so they can effectively design and build facilities that meet the demands of the industrial workplace today and in the future. Download Rite-Hite’s essential guide for more information on design/build trends and tips on equipment selection at the loading dock and inside the plant.

View our full-line of Equipment for Loading Docks.  Applied Handling is the Michigan representative for Rite-Hite Equipment.



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