Consider the fact that a 45 foot trailer can carry 45,000 pounds plus the weight of the truck itself. Consider the impact offered to your building if all that momentum is absorbed by your building walls. A dock bumper allows the momentum to be absorbed as the bumpers compress, rather than the shock stoppage of the building wall directly.
We sell various types of dock bumpers that should be used as part of your integrated loading dock equipment system. Included in our dock bumper offering are laminated horizontal , laminated vertical, extruded and metal plated dock bumpers. We primarily sell dock bumpers made by Vestil Mfg.
When you order dock bumpers from us, you are also doing your part for the environment. The best way to produce a laminated dock bumper is by taking scrap tires , and laminating the rubber together between metal places , and forms the bumper. This natural recycling process saves you money , and doesn’t add to pollution – either by burning of old tires , or petro-chemical production of new rubber. Of course your decision to order dock bumpers is not an environmental issue . Primarily , the decision is to order our dock bumpers to save your walls and expensive loading dock equipment.
We have some items that integrate dock bumpers to dock boards. Consider the convenience of a dock leveler that deploys automatically when a truck impacts the dock bumpers built onto the dock leveler. Feast your eyes on our Automatic Dock Leveler. With this item , you will not need to have your people wasting time deploying heavy dock boards. The truck itself launches the leveler to action. Just make sure the truck has been secured with wheel chocks – or better yet use our automatic trailer lock device and unload your truck safety. Of course when unloading your truck , please consider using A Plus Warehouse hand trucks , dollies, and pallet trucks. We sell these items nationwide at every day value pricing.
Why concern yourself with a safe an efficient loading dock ? The answer is simple. Good practice starts at the loading dock and carries through to every part of your operation. Consider the company that neglects to use dock bumpers. In this company , an experienced receiver will know the management does not value the building , as trucks will ruin an unprotected dock. This receiver will take this not caring attitude to his work area , and not care so much about the maintenance of his forklift and other equipment. Why should it matter if a pallet rack is damaged , when management doesn’t care about the building itself? The sight of the damaged dock will make other workers less proud to work at the place of business also. Invest short money in A Plus Warehouse dock bumpers , and protect your investment in your plant. Our sale people are ready to help with any dock equipment needs you have.