- Photo: Retrac

Photo: Retrac

Retrac’s HighRise is folding rear entry step that was designed for safe and efficient access to trailers and cargo areas, with installation completed in minutes, according to the company.

The HighRise features a corrosion-resistant, auto-stowing roller mechanism that prevents damage when backing up, and the counterbalance design keeps the step in a secured, stowed position during travel. The step attaches to the 4-inch bumper beam on most semi-trailers, box trucks, and flatbeds with a four-bolt installation and is made of 7-gauge steel that accommodates up to a 600-pound workload limit.

“We developed the HighRise after seeing first-hand how drivers and others have to haul themselves up into a trailer to check load stability and other trailer functions, which is physically demanding and time-consuming,“ said Jason Gould, Retrac national sales manager. “The HighRise step can make this daily routine much easier and safer.”

The design improves safety and promotes worker health by reducing strain when climbing in and out of trailers or cargo areas, according to the company. The grated steps also provide improved traction, even when wet.