What to Do Before Buying a Loading Dock Ramp

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 docks needed, the typical trailers loaded/unloaded as well as their bed height or trailer width, as well as any special dock requirements needed.

Make sure you take a couple extra measurements before selecting a loading dock:

  • Door height
  • Door width: helps determine the type of forklift needed and whether a specialty ramp is needed that can unload directly from a trailer
  • Dock height from the ground outside: if the height of the dock doesn’t align with heights of average trailers, there are portable loading docks with adjustable legs that you may need to look into

These extra measurements can really help in the long run, in order to save you from spending unnecessary money in the future. Many businesses end up spending extra money for dock discrepancies, and they waste more time trying to find a loading dock that is perfect for them. Here at Medlin Ramps, our goal is to serve the world, one customer at a time. We are committed to helping you find and delivering the perfect loading dock for you, all at an affordable price. Check out our yard ramps for sale page for more information on specific types of forklift, loading, portable and mobile yard ramps for sale.