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Get Creative with Obsolete Buildings and Get Ahead in Ecommerce

Location. Location. Location. A mantra that once defined successful retailing now applies to today’s rapid-paced Ecommerce environment. Only this time, finding an ideal “location” refers to nabbing existing buildings in close proximity to customers to serve as in-fill distribution centers.   Although many of these… Read more

Top 4 Modular Products for Ecommerce Flexibility

In today’s retail world, Ecommerce is the new black. Anticipating half of America’s shopping malls to close by 2030 and retailers moving fulfillment centers closer to their customers, remaining nimble in this environment is critical. To help retailers more quickly immerse their business in this… Read more

6 Tips to Accelerate Your Ecommerce Distribution Setup

Fueled by changing shopping preferences, expedited service expectations, and demographics, Ecommerce companies are rewriting the playbook on how, and when, online orders reach customers. For retailers who feel like they need to play catch up in order to compete, there’s still time to gain velocity… Read more

Test Drive the Loading Dock Before Signing a Lease

When shopping industrial buildings for a major company move, it can be easy to overlook what’s lurking at the loading dock. Because modular forklift ramps can quickly modernize any existing shipping/receiving setup, the facility’s loading dock situation shouldn’t preclude you from finding the best option… Read more

Let Freedom at the Loading Dock Ring!

As the July 4th fireworks fizzle out, the celebration of freedom continues in an unlikely place – the loading dock.   Since the introduction of heavy-steel Dockzilla portable loading docks in 2011, countless U.S. manufacturers have seceded from the permanence of traditional loading docks.  By… Read more

No Two Loading Docks Alike: Dockzilla Tackles Any Scenario

The last thing you want to discover when moving into a new facility is that the loading docks are incompatible with your business needs.  Taking the time to test drive the loading docks at the facilities in consideration will save you time and money.  … Read more

How Your Business Can Save a Truckload at the Loading Dock

When shipping/receiving challenges pose a threat to the bottom line, the costs and downtime associated with new loading dock construction can send businesses into the fetal position. To lighten this load, it’s important to remember that not all loading dock designs are set in stone.… Read more

The Struggle is Real: The Smartest Way to Access Trailers with a Forklift

In situations where there is no dedicated dock entrance, getting freight loaded and unloaded can became a real drag on time and resources. Obtaining forklift access into trailers can significantly improve loading/unloading productivity – up to 80% faster than loading/unloading by hand. Getting forklifts into… Read more

5 Sticky Situations You Can Avoid With Dockzilla®

Although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when evaluating your company’s efficiency and savings, your loading dock is the gateway to your bottom line. Here are five real-life situations in which a Dockzilla portable loading dock solution shines.   1.… Read more

May the 4th be with you!

As emperor of the Galactic Empire, you would think Darth Sidious would have a more disconcerting eye for workplace safety and possible OSHA reportable situations. Here we see his loading ramp is quite steep and – unlike a Dockzilla ramp – has no safety handrails. When operating… Read more

Meet the New Rail Yard Monster

As many companies tap intermodal transportation to stretch  shipping budgets, Dockzilla® Rail is improving boxcar unloading that takes place at rail sidings, outside of manufacturing facilities. These yard ramps are designed to help forklifts handle extremely heavy freight, which is then transferred to trucks for the… Read more

CRAFT BREWING BUSINESS TOASTS DOCKZILLA® MOBILE YARD RAMPS AND PORTABLE LOADING DOCKS

It turns out we’re not the only ones excited about Leum Engineering’s official launch of the Dockzilla® family of mobile yard ramps and portable loading docks.  Craft Brewing Business – who knows a thing or two about the colossal task of loading and distributing beer… Read more

Solutions for Loading Overseas Containers

As industry trends continue to drive more intermodal transportation and service of container shipments, the challenges to unload these trailers rise. The new Mobile Yard Ramp by Leum Engineering has a 56″ high service range to safely unload overseas container chassis as well as a… Read more

Custom Platform Creates Loading Dock and More

Blog Post Courtesy of Arbon Equipment Corporation CHALLENGE Arbon Equipment’s Sales Representative – Jon Roe had a customer with an old interior loading dock. The dock height was very low and the inside operations had grown to a point where the customer could not afford… Read more

Unexpected Modifications in Loading Dock Construction Cause Troublesome Results

Blog Post Courtesy of Arbon Equipment Corporation   CHALLENGE Prior to construction of a new loading dock, a company agreed to a straight 3% decline for the dock approach. After construction, for unknown reasons, the approach was much different with a 8% decline and a… Read more

Leum UPS Ramp Helps Save Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas deliveries, Tyson Bacon of the Robert Dietrick Co. had a customer request to convert a typical loading dock to a very short dock that would allow UPS trailers to more conveniently and ergonomically unload. Typical UPS vans are short with… Read more

Self-Standing Loading Docks Eliminate The Need For A Costly Excavation!

Blog Post Courtesy of Applied Handling, Inc. It’s the month of DOCKTOBER!!!  All month long we will be blogging about mobile and freestanding dock options.  Enjoy our first one!   CHALLENGE The customer occupied a grade-level building with no simple tie-in for drainage.  To enable it to… Read more

Our Rail Dock Boards are Changing the Game

8″ recesses curbs and high strength steel also come standard on our boards.  All our boards are fully customizable to any size or capacity.  Satisfaction is guaranteed with a 5 year structural warranty.