For every loading and unloading task, Copperloy has a solution. From yard ramps to truck loading ramps, and everything in between. When it comes to truck loading and unloading tasks specifically, Copperloy offers two popular products. First, ground-to-truck loading ramps. Second, twin lock ramps, also known as split ramps.
Ground-to-Truck Loading Ramp | Finding the Right Solution
Gain easy access from ground level to trucks with portable truck loading ramps. Ground-to-Truck ramps, also known as semi-truck ramps, maximize productivity. Additionally, these ramps expand overall capabilities for loading, unloading and freight handling of all types.
Ground-to-Truck ramps are made with high-quality metals. Available in steel or aluminum and engineered for durability. For all applications, Copperloy has countless options available. First, choose a height from 38 to 65 inches. Next, capacities range from 16,000 lbs. to 35,000 lbs. Lastly, standard widths include 70″ and 84″. However, wider widths are available! Simply ask the Copperloy team for custom specifications.
Twin Lock Ramp | Split Ramp
For more than 60 years, Copperloy has been producing industry-leading truck loading ramps, including twin lock ramps. Unique, versatile, and convenient, split ramps are made of aluminum. Twin lock ramps are light, but mighty. Available in varying lengths, split ramps handle capacities ranging from 6,000 lbs to 7,500 lbs. Three standard lengths are available.
10-foot: Built for heights from 20 to 28 inches
12-foot: Built for heights from 25 to 34 inches
14-foot: Built for heights from 29 to 40 inches
The standard width is 19″ with a locked width of 38″. Features include 15-degree grade angles, 3″ safety curbs, a 12″ lip, and shark tooth decking. All features work collaboratively to ensure safe and smooth operation.
Truck Loading Safety | Confidence with Copperloy
Safety is one of our team’s leading priorities. In addition to equipment safety features, Copperloy offers customers many resources. For example, brochures, manuals, website tips, and excellent customer service! Find some of our top truck loading tips below!
Properly secure all loads – Before transporting, it is crucial that all materials are secure. If not, it can lead to freight damage. Also, unsecured loads create many hazards when unloading. Ensure stability with load bards, vertical supports, road straps, and/or chains.
Be conscientious of the loading zone – It’s important to pay attention to surroundings. When large loading trucks are involved, it’s even more important! When trucks are backing into the loading zone, stay out of the way. Remain in the driver’s line of sight. Remember, if you can’t see their mirrors, they can’t see you. Don’t enter the loading zone until the truck has come to a complete stop.
Stay aware of machines while in the loading zone – Remain in sight of operators and steer clear of machines while on foot in the loading zone. In turn, avoid injury or fatality in the event of equipment malfunction.
Map all gaps and drop-offs – Copperloy engineers many helpful tools to bridge the gap from one space to another. Such as dock plates, dock boards, dock levelers, and more. Additionally, equipment features lips that rest securely on platforms. Be confident in where workers step by assuring all gaps and drop offers are accounted for.
Lift with proper technique – Prevent accidents and injuries by properly lifting when unloading. Be sure to lift with the knees! As a result, an unneccessary strain is taken off of the back muscles. Also, keep the object close to you while carrying. This technique offers more control and proper balance.
There you have it! Practice these simple tips to avoid accidents, injuries, and fatalities.