The kind of loading ramp that you should use in your facility will depend on a variety of factors. The type of cargo being loaded and unloaded, the kind of vehicles used to transport your cargo, the size of space you have available for shipping and receiving, and the methods used to manage freight should all be considered when getting set up with a new loading ramp. At Dura-Ramp, we manufacture the easiest loading ramps to use for unloading trucks, and we can customize a yard ramp or self-standing loading ramp to suit your exact needs to ensure that your facility is as efficient as possible.
When looking at what kind of heavy-duty loading ramp you should get for your facility to make loading and unloading trucks easier, some important considerations to keep in mind include:
If the loading ramp will only need to handle the weight of a hand truck carrying a few boxes of cargo or the occasional pallet truck with a small skid of product, the weight capacity of the loading ramp will not need to be too high; however, a ramp that is capable of supporting the weight of a fully laden forklift can greatly improve the efficiency of a warehouse or shipping facility.
While many truck loading docks are designed to be stationary, others are more useful as portable ramps that can be moved into position quickly and easily, and then moved out of the way to clear the space for other work.
Some loading ramps take a fair amount of work to create a firm transition between the ramp and the truck being unloaded, and the resulting transition might be unstable. Make sure that the ramp that you bring to your facility has reliable transition plates or dock levellers that can be adjusted easily to create a solid connection for forklifts to drive on. Another common problem with loading ramps is that their height is not always easy to adjust. Ramps from Dura-Ramp come with different options to adjust the ramp height for varying sizes of trucks.
If you would like to learn more about the easiest loading ramps to use for unloading trucks, or to find out more about the products we offer at Dura-Ramp, please contact our team so we can answer your questions.