How Tall is a Loading Dock?

When looking for a loading ramp for any kind of operation that requires trucks to be loaded and unloaded, it can be useful to know how tall a loading dock is. At Dura-Ramp, we manufacture a variety of different types of loading docks for all kinds of industries to provide for easy passage of forklifts and cargo.

Loading Dock Height

The Average Height of a Loading Dock

Loading docks are sized to meet the deck height of most trucks. Truck beds typically stand anywhere between 40-60 inches. In order to accommodate the different sizes of trucks, loading docks are usually built with a height between 42-56 inches and they use a dock plate or dock leveller to allow forklifts to easily enter and exit trucks.

Custom Loading Dock Dimensions

If you have an operation that requires a specific size of loading dock that does not fall under the standard sizing for forklift ramps and truck heights, Dura-Ramp has you covered. We frequently create custom loading docks with special sizing for purposes such as railcar loading and unloading, shipping yards, and cargo airports.

Adjustable Heights for Loading Docks

Many loading docks from Dura-Ramp are available with options for variable heights. By allowing the height of a loading dock to be adjusted, you can be sure that your ramp is always optimized for whatever job you are doing and whatever truck type you are working with.

The Electric Easy-Lift

If a dock’s height needs to be adjusted on a regular basis, Dura-Ramp’s Electric Easy-Lift accessory for loading docks allows a ramp’s height to be raised or lowered with the push of a button. This modification is exceptionally useful for operation’s that are constantly cycling through different delivery vehicles and transporting inventory.

To find out more about how tall a loading dock is and different options for loading dock heights, or if you would like to learn about the ramps and services that Dura-Ramp offers, please contact us at 604-795-9799 or by filling out a form on our website for a free quote.

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