What are the benefits of dock equipment?

According to mhi.org, a brief overview of the benefits of dock equipment include: 

  • Communication: Lighting that indicates and directs truck drivers and warehouse personnel that it is safe to park, enter or exit a trailer
  • Illumination: Lighting that extends into the trailer to help warehouse personnel as they load or unload contents
  • Loading and unloading: Providing safe access by bridging the gap between the dock face and trailer, shipping container or railcar
  • Safety: Preventing personnel or loads from tripping or falling through any gap between the trailer, shipping container or railcar and the dock face
  • Security: Securing the transport vehicle to the building to prevent movement until the loading or unloading process is complete
  • Weather protection: Protecting personnel and loads from inclement weather