We give our customers expert advice on dock bumper applications and installation. Various factors affect a loading dock and contribute to the efficient transfer of goods and materials. Contact us and we will be happy to help you create the most cost-effective bumper system available.
Your loading dock is the lifeline of your business, so protect it with dock bumpers. Dock bumpers come in a variety of configurations and styles based on the needs of your loading dock, including: loading dock bumpers, rubber dock bumpers, and extruded dock bumpers. A loading dock bumper is the safeguard for your loading dock.
Generally, dock bumpers are positioned so that a truck or trailer “bumps” up against these instead of your building. This protects your building from damage, as well as the truck or trailer using your loading dock. The types of dock bumpers are numerous, and picking the right dock bumper is important based upon the workload of your loading dock. Going too light with the dock bumpers will end up with premature failure, and going too heavy with the dock bumpers will be unnecessary and can actually cause problems when securing trucks and trailers for freight transfers.
Loading dock bumpers come in a variety of sizes and materials. Some are molded dock bumpers that can be made in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of your specific dock and how its used. These molded dock bumpers can be done with angles as well, such as a T or and L shape, depending on your needs. Steel-faced dock bumpers provide an additional layer of protection with friction of a parked trailer or truck. Heavy duty bumpers provide an extra cushion when heavy loads are in play.
Rubber dock bumpers use recycled truck tires in their composition. These rubber dock bumpers virtually eliminate chipping or abrasion, unlike other materials that are harsh and can cause damage to trailers and trucks when docked. Custom lengths of rubber dock bumpers are available to fit whatever application you need. These rubber dock bumpers can also be fitted with a metal band overlapping the rubber to provide an additional layer of protection and resilience.
Extruded dock bumpers are a cost-effective way to create a dock bumper system for your loading dock. An extruded dock bumper is an appropriate choice for both indoor and outdoor applications, and can even be utilized for wall protection indoors from forklifts and other material handling equipment. Extruded dock bumpers come in a variety of sizes and can be placed next to each other to provide a wider coverage area.