The Benefits of Portable Loading Docks

The benefits of portable loading docks can help increase the overall efficiency of any warehouse environment. At Dura-Ramp, we know that most warehouses use standard loading docks on a regular basis when they should be using portable loading docks instead. That is why we offer a wide range of portable loading docks, including mobile loading docks.

Portable Loading Docks vs Standard Loading Docks

Standard loading docks are recessive bays built into a building or facility commonly used for loading and unloading trucks; however these tend to be fairly expensive additions to a facility and don not necessarily accommodate changes to your business over time. For example, what happens if you outgrow your facility and need to relocate, now you have invested a largely expensive piece of equipment that cannot be removed from the facility?

There is, however, an alternative to standard loading docks that offer the same convenience and safety at a much more economical price point, while also providing more functionality and easy maneuverability. Portable loading docks can be easily stored, transported and positioned on the outside or inside of a building with simple adjustments to the height of the portable loading dock.

Portable Loading Dock Benefts

Some of the benefits of portable loading docks include:


Since portable loading docks do not require installation and built in bay lifts, they can be built at a much more economical price point. This is a large benefit for many people who are in need of the convenience of a loading dock but do not have the funds or needs to invest in a long-term piece of equipment. Portable loading docks provide you with all the convenience and abilities of a standard loading dock without the expensive construction of a concrete loading dock, levellers, and bay floors.


Portable loading docks are built with functionality in mind. Rather than being confined to the height of your loading dock, portable loading docks can be positioned outside or inside a building and its height can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. Such functionalities allow you to use one portable loading dock to facilitate a number of different locations and truck styles. This can also assist in reducing costs by being able to use one piece of equipment for all locations rather than installing standard loading docks at each individually.

Easy Maneuverability

One of the most valued benefits of a portable loading dock is that is it easy to move. Most portable loading docks are equipped with wheels in order to allow you to easily maneuver your equipment to the desired location and can also be assembled and dissembled in a matter of minutes to allow for easy storage. This helps reduce the loading and unloading time needed for your team to efficiently complete the job at hand.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of portable loading docks, or if you are interested in one of our products or loading ramp accessories, contact Dura-Ramp at 604-795-9799 or request a quote on our website.

Brands who trust dura-ramp

  • Pepsi Logo
  • GM Logo
  • Boeing Logo
  • Cat Logo
  • Baker Hughes Logo
  • Bobcat Logo
  • Frito Lay Logo
  • Good Year Logo
  • Google logo
  • Lockheed Martin Logo
  • Amazon Logo
  • Tesla Motors Logo
see all