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Dock Boards & Ramps

Dock Boards

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A Ramp Designed for Every Application

Dock Boards and Dock Plates are terms often used interchangeably, despite differences in their applications. Where Dock Boards are primarily used in warehouse facilities with motorized equipment, like forklifts and tow motors, Dock Plates are limited to non motorized applications requiring a ramp light enough to move by hand. Filling both of these Ramp market niches loading dock supply offers a range of ramps, boards and levelers stocked across the USA for cheaper shipping and shorter leads times. We also offer custom fabrication for instances where typical ramp designs don't provide the level of safety and adaptability your dock or equipment require.

Need help selecting a ramp? When recommending a Dock Board or Dock Plate our experts take into consideration dock height, trailer height, equipment, parkout, and environment to ensure you are receiving a perfect match to your ramp application.

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  • Immediate Quotation
  • Low Delivery Costs
  • Custom Designs
  • Short Lead Times of 1-7 days
  • 100% American Manufactured Ramps
  • Stock Ready to Ship at locations across the USA

Dock Boards & Levelers

2 pin dock board

Dock Board Model T
15,000 - 60,000 lbs Capacity

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The most common style of dock Board on the market, the Model T dock board offers both the capacities and lengths required to handle demanding loading environments. Ideal for use with forklifts and other large equipment requiring higher capacities.

  • All-welded steel construction
  • 4 four-hole pin pockets
  • Fold-down lifting loops
  • Double-bend design
  • Common sizes in stock
4 pin dock board

Dock Board Model C
15,000 - 60,000 lbs Capacity

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Built to handle the widest variety of trailer types and docking conditions, the Model C dock Boards unique dual pin locking system makes it the most versatile dock board on the market. Ideal for use on tough park out, lift gate trailer, and angled docking applications.

  • For difficult trailer-to-dock positions
  • Safely load at an angle
  • Dual-pin locking system
  • Fold-down lifting loops
  • All-welded steel construction
  • Full length pin hole placements
  • Ideal for Parkouts
Dock Leveler

Dock Levelers
20,000 lbs - 40,000 lbs Capacity

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Eliminate the need to pick up, place, and store a cumbersome dock board by permanently affixing a pit leveler or dock face mounted edge of dock leveler. Available in a wide range of sizes and add on features.

  • Mounts Permanently
  • No Dock Boards to store
  • Reach greater heights
  • Speed up the loading and unloading process
  • Increases Dock Safety

Aluminum Dock Boards & Dock Plates

Aluminum Dock Board

10,000 or 15,000 lbs Capacity

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Aluminum Dock boards offer the capacities of a steel board, with the benefit of corrosion resistance and lighter weights only aluminum can provide. Ideal for loading docks without a forklift or where sea air and dock board weight is a concern.
  • Full-length structural steel bolt-on curbs
  • Available in All Aluminum (Model ATD)
  • For use with Pallet Trucks & Forklifts
  • Stock to Overnight Production
Dock Plate


Hand portable and light weight, dock plates are an ideal dock board alternative for freight drivers and small loading operations requiring the ability to ramp up curbs and onto trucks.

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  • For Non-Powered Loading Applications
  • Heavy Duty & Light Duty Ramp Models
  • Bolt on Steel Legs For Securement
  • Hand Portable via Hand Hold Punchouts
  • Slip Resistant Diamond Deck Aluminum
Steel Dock Plate

10,000 or 13,000 lbs Capacity

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A lower cost alternative to the Model T dock board the Model SC offers a limited capacity range for loading operations were motorized equipment and light duty forklifts are in use.
  • Lifting chains included
  • Single Bend Design
  • For use with Pallet Trucks & Forklifts

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Are the dock boards in stock?
Common dock board sizes are typically in stock ready to ship. If not in stock, a short 5-7 working day lead time is all it takes to get a Steel Dock Board produced or 1 working day for Aluminum Dock Boards.

Pins vs Legs on a dock board?
Pins and legs in action serve the same function of keeping the board affixed in place, where these two differ is the models with pins are adjustable. The draw back of having a fixed position makes models with legs inefficient when dealing with both refrigerated and dry van trailers as refrigerated trailers generally require a longer lip length than dry van trailers. In the case of models with pins the lip is wholly adjustable making it ideal for all types of trailers.

Whats the difference between a dock plate and a dock board?
The major difference between a dock plate and a dock board is found in the fact dock plates don't have curbs. Due to this dock plates do not have fixed capacities and are unable to handle motorized equipment.

How can I place a Dock Board without a forklift?
There are two possible options. The first option would be to use an aluminum dock board with the ez roll handle add-on, or alternatively many of our customers opt for the more permanent solution an edge of dock leveler provides.

Can you make a custom Dock Board?
Yes, custom board sizes are available at short lead times of 7 working days.

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