Truck Loading Plate Configuration Guide

Loading Plate Dock Height Guide

Truck loading plates are great for bridging the gap between trucks and loading zones. Use the guidelines below to configure the proper loading plate setup.

1. Determine height difference between dock and truck. (round to nearest inch)
2. Determine correct plate width. Width should be no less than 12 inches wider than the widest load or equipment being moved.
3. Determine capacity

Using a Hand Truck: Maximum Load Weight + Equipment Weight + Operator Weight = Capacity

Using Pallet Trucks or Other Moving Equipment: Maximum Load Weight + Equipment Weight X .75 = Capacity

Use a loading plate equipped with sided curbs if length of loading plate is longer than 48″ or if plate will be bridging span over 18″