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Loading dock bumpers serve as a barrier between the trucks you serve and your building. Therefore, if they are damaged, missing, or used incorrectly, structural damage can occur, which will cost you money.
There are many kinds of loading dock bumpers. There are steel-faced bumpers, laminated bumpers, extra thick and extra long bumpers and flat plate bumpers for use with dock levelers. No matter which type of loading dock bumper you choose, make sure it is right for your needs. If you have extremely heavy loads coming into your dock, for example, a bumper that can withstand 75,000 pounds of impact pressure may be what's right for you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|