Maximize safety with the right dock restraints. Southwest has an extensive network to get you the vehicle restraints you need.
Dock restraints are essential equipment for any warehouse or distribution center that receives or sends shipments via trucks or trailers. Restraints are designed to prevent accidental trailer separation from the dock during the loading and unloading process, thereby enhancing safety and reducing the risk of property damage. Southwest’s restraints benefit your operation because:
When a truck or trailer is backed up to the loading dock, it is crucial to ensure that it remains securely in place. Without a restraint, a truck or trailer can easily drift away, creating a dangerous gap that can lead to accidents, injuries, or even fatalities.
When a trailer is not securely attached, it can shift and move around, causing damage to both the trailer and the dock itself. This can lead to costly repairs and downtime for your business, not to mention the potential for lost revenue and damaged customer relationships. Completely avoid this issue with Southwest’s dock restraints!
At Southwest Warehouse Solutions, we understand the importance of having reliable vehicle restraints. That’s why we offer a wide range to fit any loading dock operation, including manual, hydraulic, and electric models. We also offer various mounting options to accommodate different dock configurations and trailer types.
Southwest is proud to offer a selection of dock restraints, ensuring you can find the perfect solution for your area.
One of the most popular types of dock restraints provided by SWWS to our clients is the trailer restraint system. Our system allows a forklift truck to pull out and secure trailers at docks, keeping them in place until they are ready to be unloaded. The trailer restraint system consists of an overhead arm that extends and retracts from the dock, engaging the trailer hitch and securing it. This system can also be used with wheel chocks to further secure the trailer and prevent movement.
Our wheel chocks at Southwest provide additional security for trailers by preventing any side-to-side movement. They are typically placed under each wheel of a parked tractor or trailer to keep them from rolling when not in use. Wheel chocks are easy to install and require minimal maintenance, making them an excellent choice for warehouses and distribution centers needing extra protection against accidental shifting or movement at their loading docks.
Our hydraulic restraints are designed to hold trailers securely in place with an adjustable arm that can be automatically lowered into position when trailers arrive at the dock. They provide maximum stability because they apply pressure directly to the trailer’s landing gear, preventing movement while loading or unloading.
Often used at warehouses and distribution centers with multiple docks, Southwest’s levelers provide a platform between the building’s loading dock and the truck or trailer. Edge-of-dock levelers feature an adjustable lip that helps keep trucks stationary during loading operations, ensuring that products remain safe during transportation from one location to another.
When it comes to keeping your warehouse and distribution center safe, finding the right dock vehicle restraints is essential. From trailer restraint systems to wheel chocks and beyond, many different types of restraints are available for your needs, each offering unique benefits for your business’s specific requirements. Contact Southwest Warehouse Solutions today for the best dock restraints in the industry.