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Cause Every Time We Rust, I Get This Feeling

Why do yard ramps, as well as anything with metal, rust over time? Rust is a result of oxidation. Once these metals are exposed to the elements, including temperature changes, precipitation, and humidity, oxidation occurs and rust is formed. Rust is often expected on yard ramps after about three months after final production. Steel is a combination of mainly iron ... Read More »

Streamlining Your Business, One Industry at a Time

Our ramps are well known for their durability as well as allowing you to provide years of service. Many people seem to assume that yard ramps are only used for construction purposes, but the businesses that use our mobile yard ramps and stationary dock ramps all come from different industries. The first industry is agribusiness, or agriculture conducted on commercial ... Read More »

Why Choose Medlin Ramps For Your Yard Ramps

Medlin Ramps is the best possible option when it comes to looking for yard ramps. Not only do we deliver quality ramps, we do so at the lowest possible price, due to our three distribution centers located around the US. Our first location is in Santa Fe Springs, CA, the second in Lexington, North Carolina, and the third location in ... Read More »

What to Do Before Buying a Loading Dock

How can you make sure that your loading dock will fit with your needs? You can test drive the loading docks in order to save time and money. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind before making any final decisions. Make sure to talk to your leadership team and warehouse management about the number of loading ... Read More »

Steel Tariffs: Anything to Worry About?

Steel is integral to our business, and it is important to be informed on the volatility of the steel market, affecting pricing everywhere, as well as supply and demand of steel across the nation. President Trump ordered a 25 percent tariff on imported steel as well as a 10 percent levy on imported aluminum to take effect in 15 days. ... Read More »

Selecting the Perfect Forklift

  In order to select the perfect yard ramp, one must find the perfect type of fork truck. There are several types of forklifts that can fit your specific requirements. For example, three-wheeled fork trucks will put additional pressure on the flooring of the yard ramp. It is also important to check if the trucks are capable of running safely ... Read More »

Ramp Regulations

  A ramp, slope, or incline is defined as an angle that is over 10%, or about one foot rise for every foot of ramp. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several rules regarding ramp standards. These rules are critical, as falling from ramps/platforms cause the majority of job site accidents. Here is a summary of the guidelines ... Read More »

Yard Ramps for Forklift Information

Yard ramps are designed for loading and unloading cargo from truck trailers with a forklift. They can also be used on loading docks and platforms, rail cars, and more. Typically, yard ramps are constructed of steel with large weight capacities, ranging from 15,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs. Most of these ramps have wheels for convenience when moving and setting up ... Read More »

Yard Ramps and Work Place Safety

Did you know that a prominent number of injuries that happen in the workplace are back related? Here are some statistics for you: According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 20% of injuries and illnesses in the workplace are due to back injuries of more than 1 million workers (Business & Legal Resources). Back injuries also make up ... Read More »

Win-Win Situation When Buying a Loading Ramp over a Concrete Ramp

All-purpose You can choose to get ground-to dock ramps or portable loading dock ramps according to your business needs. Unlike concrete loading ramps, mobile ramps and ground to dock yard ramps are easy to transport. Also you can use them in different warehouses if you need. No Building Permits Required While you have to get permission to build a concrete ... Read More »