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Portable Loading Docks: Are They Different From Yard Ramps?


portable loading dockFor most warehouses, manufacturers, and other industrial businesses, loading docks are of utmost importance. It is one of the primary areas of focus among the facilities. Loading docks allow you to transfer massive quantities of product to and from trucks. Without them, loading trucks would be a challenge and getting product into your facility with be no small feat.

For those without the permanent, concrete docks, there are portable loading docks. These portable docks allow for versatility in location. These portable docks can be used at the industrial level as well as in much tighter areas that don’t allow for a permanent loading bay.

At Medlin Ramps, we manufacture and sell yard ramps and mobile yard ramps. A common question that arises is in regards to the differences between a portable loading dock and a yard ramp. The answer, to be blunt, is that there is no difference. It is just a matter of terminology.

Yard ramps, such as our stationary yard ramps provide the same functionality as portable loading docks. They are manufactured from heavy duty, carbon steel with serrated grating to ensure usage in even unpleasant weather. Our yard ramps also come in different capacities from 16k to 40k. Portable loading docks also have varying degrees of capacity.

Similarly to portable loading docks, our yard ramps also come in different widths. We have 64 inch ramps and 78 inch ramps. Our standard docks are also 30 feet long. However, we do provide custom widths and lengths based on your needs. These ramps are the perfect solution to your logistical problem.

Now that you know there is no difference between a portable loading dock and a yard ramp, you can feel free to call it whatever you like. You can also easily deter anyone telling you that one is better than the other because they both provide the same end result; the ability to move product to and from shipments.

For more information about purchasing or renting yard ramps in Los Angeles, contact Medlin Ramps online or give us a call at 877-4-MEDLIN.