DZ BLOG

Now Playing: “Don’t Drop the Ball This Holiday Season”

Holiday shipping demands can turn any hand cart, forklift, or manual loading operation into the land of misfit toys. While the “submit order” button makes gift-giving easy for online shoppers, the real hustle and bustle of the holiday season is at distribution loading docks, warehouses,… Read more

DZ Gets It Done: Portable Loading Dock Is Lifesaver for Hospital Under Construction

WHAT: A major hospital needed a way to triage its daily loading and unloading operations in a location outside of the main facility during a year-long construction project.   WHY: They needed a self-standing, heavy steel loading dock designed to handle the rigors of trailer… Read more

Keep Calm & Load On: Dockzilla Minds the Gap at Rail Car Loading Docks

On a recent visit to London, we rode all over the city on their impressive public rail network – the London Tube.  Being the shipping and transportation enthusiasts that we are, we were captivated at every train stop by the pleasant recorded message cautioning passengers… Read more

DZ Gets It Done: Airport Loading Operations Take Flight with Dockzilla Platforms

WHAT: An Arkansas airport needed three new loading docks due to low existing dock height, but the cost of concrete loading dock construction was prohibitive. WHY: Employees were loading trailers by hand to accommodate the difference between trailer beds and the low dock height, which was… Read more

Dockzilla Loading Dock Platforms Elevate Materials Handling & Expediting

As retailers count down to a record-breaking $1.5 trillion holiday shopping “and shipping” season, this is no time for fa-la-la-la follies at the loading dock. Not to mention the more than $90 billion expected in post-holiday gift returns. Whether shipping at the holidays or year… Read more

Honey…We Shrunk the Dockzilla

Even at 1/32nd of their normal size, Dockzilla modular loading docks are BIG on product features. “Dockzilla in 3D” is an interactive display that helps potential customers visualize the portability of these modern, modular loading docks and how they are easily installed, removed, and relocated.… Read more

Dock House Installs 5X Faster Than Pit Leveler Construction

When new loading docks are needed at a facility, there’s a substantial checklist to consider – hiring a contractor, concrete dust contamination, interruption to operations, downtime, etc. However, a side-by-side comparison of loading dock installation reveals that businesses can be up and running 5X faster… Read more

Every Dock House Saves 100 Square Feet of Inside Floor Space

When a facility attaches Dock House modular loading docks to its exterior, the inside of the building is much cleaner and a significant amount of floor space is preserved. In fact, each Dock House loading dock installed outside a facility will preserve 100 sq. ft.… Read more

Dock House Fends Off Costly Energy Loss; Pit-Style Levelers Lack Thermal Benefits

Pit-style loading dock levelers have been a fixture at U.S. loading docks for decades. However, these levelers are becoming liability at the loading dock, especially when it comes to a facility’s energy bills. When a building uses a pit-style loading dock leveler, it is vulnerable… Read more

Dockzilla Seen on “Manufacturing Marvels®” on The Fox Business Network®

Dockzilla hit the airwaves this week with two “Manufacturing Marvels®” appearances on The Fox Business Network®. Like proud parents, we watched our portable and modular loading docks evolve from steel structural frames into mighty workhorses.  In just two minutes, the segment producers captured our passion for engineering and… Read more