What You Should Know About Gaps at Your Dock

Loading docks present multiple challenges to energy efficiency and facility cleanliness. When trailers are at the loading dock, gaps often exist between the trailer and the edges of the dock opening. Common gaps are found along the trailer top and corners, along the sides of the trailer, and all around the dock leveler.



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What You Should Know About Gaps at Your Dock

What You Should Know About Gaps at Your Dock

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Gaps lead to many problems


Air Gaps at the Loading Dock
are Bad News for Your Business

Loading docks present multiple challenges to energy efficiency and facility cleanliness. When trailers are at the loading dock, gaps often exist between the trailer and the edges of the dock opening. Common gaps are found along the trailer top and corners, along the sides of the trailer, and all around the dock leveler.

The result of these air gaps is hundreds to thousands of dollars in lost energy costs per year per dock position. These same gaps also allow dust, insects and water to enter your facility creating safety and cleanliness problems, along with the possibility of failed inspections.

Fortunately, Rite-Hite's dock seal and shelter products can help seal these costly gaps.

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Eclipse dock shelters

Eclipse® “Complete Seal” Dock Shelter

The Eclipse shelter is uniquely designed to effectively seal up gaps that other shelters don’t seal, providing a tight, consistent seal all the way up trailer sides, across the top, and at the corners. Read More    

Insulator dock seals

Insulator™ High Performance Dock Seal

The Insulator seal features a long list of exclusive durability features to provide extended life of the entire unit, plus improved sealing on tough-to-seal trailer tops. Read More 

PitMaster under-leveler seal

PitMaster™ Under-leveler Sealing System

Complete the job by simply and effectively sealing the 4th side of the dock opening using PitMaster under-leveler sealing components. Read More

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