Dockboard Selection Guide

Dockboard Selection Guide

Dockboards allow a smooth transition from trucks to loading docks. Choosing the properly sized dockboard is a key to dock safety. Here are some questions to ask when purchasing a dockboard

1.What is the difference of height between the truck and dock?

2.How much weight is going to be traveling over the dockboard? Dockboards should be 12″ to 18″ wider than than the width of vehicle or pallet being used.

Below is some information on proper dockplate length…

Height Difference
Dockplate Length
Pallet Jack
Propane Forklift
Electric Forklift
3″
36″
36″
36″
5″
48″
36″
48″
7″
60″
48″
60″
9″
60″
78″
11″
72″
90″
13″
84″
15″
96″

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