Determine Whether You Need Loading Docks

If you are a distributor you need loading docks.

You may also need street level doors.

If you are a manufacturer or service provider, you may not need loading docks. There are several types of loading docks:

  • Truck Wells
  • Recessed
  • Platforms
  • 30” Docks
  • 48” Docks

Make sure you select a building with the correct height docks, quantity and configuration. Don’t forget the size (dimensions) of the overhead doors.

It won’t do you any good to have a 14’ high truck that needs to drive into the building and only 12’ high doors.

You may also need a ramp.

Consider how much time not having a needed feature will cost you in a time and motion study.

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