1) Floor plans
A diagram of the operating floor of a building. Generally shows the area of a building including structural features such as columns, offices and washrooms, break areas, stairwells, elevators, doors, windows and openings such as loading dock area.
2) Loading dock door
The openings in the loading dock area to the outside of a building. Loading dock doors are an important topic in planning and constructing a building. The rapidity of loading dock door opening is a consideration where some control of ambient temperature and humidity are required and often doors of this type are equipped to open automatically as a moving object approaches the door.
3) Dock board
A device for bridging the gap between the warehouse and/or loading dock platform and a vehicle's load bed.
4) Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM) Industry Group
The Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM) members are the Industry's leading suppliers of loading dock equipment. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
5) Loading dock equipment
Equipment used to make the loading dock area of a facility more accessible and to provide safe movement of goods in that dock area. Loading dock equipment includes elevating docks, dock levelers, dock boards, dock lights, bumpers, seals, shelters, vehicle restraints and traffic doors.
6) Loading dock
The sorting or staging platform where shipments are loaded or unloaded.