Dock lifts and levelers bridge the gap and height difference between the dock and the trailer. They also compensate for the up and down float of the trailer bed during loading.  A lift or leveler is almost essential for unloading trucks at a facility.


  • Capacities: 250 to 4000 lbs
  • Bridge Lengths, overall: up to 40’
  • Runway Spans: up to 40’
  • Height — Floor-to-Trolley Clevis: 10’, 12’, or 14’ heights are standard

Types: Hydraulic, Mechanical, Air.

Other specialty type levelers are available

A dock leveler includes an adjustable ramp, lip and frame to create a smooth transition to truck beds.  This allows unloading and loading trucks easy by eliminating any major cracks or bumps that would prevent a forklift or pallet jack from transitioning from truck to facility. When not in use, the dock leveler is stored in its neutral position, flush with the loading platform floor.  This prevents any disruption with normal facility traffic.


Dock lifts have more up & down adjustability than a dock leveler does but does have limitations when it comes to tilting.  A dock lift can lower down to ground level if necessary to bring loads up from ground level then raise up to the building level for offloading.  Safety railings and chains are typically installed on the lifts to protect from any fall hazards into the dock lift pit.



A vehicle restraint is installed at the loading dock that is intended to prevent a transport vehicle from leaving the dock during the loading/unloading process. It is also a serious safety hazard for a trailer to pull away from your loading dock while your fork lift operator is still inside.


Seals and Shelters are designed to improve safety, energy conservation, maintain temperatures, protecting products from outside contaminants, reducing costs and improving security at the loading dock.