Pentalift Blog - Transportation Industry
June 8, 2015, 10:15 am - Vehicle restraints were first introduced to increase safety at the loading dock approximately 35 years ago. The most common safety device has always been the wheel chock for the truck. Wheel chocks are like a wedge, and once the truck is backed into position, the chocks are manually positioned in front of the back wheels to the stop the truck from rolling forward while it is being loaded. Often these chocks go missing, or can can slip on the snow and ice during winter weather. Since they are usually attached to the foundation or the building at the overhead door, vehicle restraints combined with communication light packages, are much more reliable and effective than wheel chocks. When the truck is backed into position the dock attendant activates the vehicle restraint. The vehicle restraint hooks onto the truck’s rear impact guard and locks the truck into position.
Vehicle restraints are not yet mandatory, but more and more companies are specifying vehicle restraints for all of their new buildings as well as adding them to their existing facilities. The loading dock area is often referred to as the most dangerous part of any manufacturing or distribution center, so to increase safety more and more vehicle restraints are being installed. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
A leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass products approached Pentalift looking for a solution
March 11, 2014, 9:33 am - Pentalift Equipment Corporation March 3, 2014 – Guelph, Ontario – A leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass products employing over 4,000 people worldwide approached Pentalift looking for a solution to their specific application. Pentalift designed and manufactured custom upender lift tables which are used in the final stages of the manufacturing process when windshields […]
January 15, 2014, 3:15 pm - When protecting worker’s rights, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is very proactive in scheduling health and safety blitz’s to the loading dock sector. Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be averted with proper maintenance and service on loading dock equipment. Dock levelers, mechanical, hydraulic and air powered along with vehicle restraints and lift tables should […]
November 8, 2013, 12:12 pm - Successful organizations with operations across the globe manage their supply chains in such a way that they support their market-leading positions and allow them to deliver superior value. As a result, many companies have come to understand the importance of aligning their supply chain management strategies to their business strategies. Supply chain management becomes a […]
November 8, 2013, 12:08 pm - The distribution, transportation, and logistics industry is a tough environment governed by the laws of distribution. Yet, companies also need to face economic crime or fraud which forces them to navigate the regulatory minefield not only in their home country, but also in every single territory in which they hold operations. The fact is that […]