An efficient supply chain can provide companies with a significant competitive advantage, but one often overlooked is the loading dock. Changes in the trailer industry, such as longer, wider and low bed trailers, directly affect productivity at the loading dock if loads are not efficiently and smoothly moved. To provide full-width access to virtually any load, Rite-Hite is expanding its family of products that raise the trailer to the appropriate dock height for loading/unloading. Rite-Hite introduced the Z-Deck Truck Leveler, which allows trailers to be serviced at or above dock height with a unique Z-shaped deck design. The design helps minimize the slope of the lifting surface, improving safety by keeping tires even and reducing the opportunity for trailers to move away from the dock.

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