Ideal Warehouse Innovations developed a hands-free trailer support system to prevent trailer collapse.
When a truck is positioned in a loading dock for shipping and receiving, the weight of the loaded forklift working within can create an imbalance or cause aging landing gear to fail. A trailer collapse can be a devastating outcome that puts forklift drivers, dockworkers, cargo, equipment and facilities at risk, Ideal Warehouse officials said in a press release. Positioned at the trailer’s nose, the Ground Mounted Trailer Support prevents this.
The GMTS can be deployed/retracted with the push of a button. The new support is permanently positioned in the trailer docking area in its retracted state. When a trailer has been docked and secured, the GMTS can be activated from inside the loading dock area, rising to support the trailer from below, during loading/offloading.
The trailer support is built for the busy dock environment where a worker in the yard would be at risk from dock traffic. Unlike most trailer support options, the GMTS is not manually deployed by a dockworker, but is operated safely from inside the dock area.