Rite-Hite created the vehicle restraint industry with the introduction of the original Dok-Lok® vehicle restraint on April 22, 1980. Offering constant light communication while helping prevent trailer separation accidents, Dok-Loks continue to provide the highest quality of safety and security for any loading dock application.
Why loading docks need restraints?
Exceeding OSHA Mandate 1910.78, vehicle restraints (truck restraints) are devices that latch onto trailers to help keep them from separating from the dock during loading. Dok-Loks help improve safety, productivity and security at the loading dock while offering:
- Light communication systems, which come standard with all Rite-Hite vehicle restraints.
- Versatile hook & barrier designs that help address trailer separation accidents.
- Low lifetime ownership costs and industry-leading warranties including parts, labor and planned maintenance.
Vehicle Restraint for Any Application
Since creating the vehicle industry in 1980, the growth of the global supply chain and various industry trends has led to an expanded offering of Dok-Lok (dock lock) solutions for any loading dock application. From liftgates and obstructed RIGs to live loading, Rite-Hite is the Rite Choice!
- Original Dok-Lok® Rotating Hook Restraints set the industry standard with the most advanced RIG technology
- Stabilizing Trailer Restraint offers the industry’s only design to address horizontal and vertical movement during loading
- Vertical Barrier Restraints are designed for live loading
- Wheel-Based Restraints service the widest variety of trailer types, including life-gates
Know Your Loading Dock Risks
With over 100,000 forklift crossings per leveler annually, dangerous loading dock separation accidents can occur in many different ways. Dok-Loks (dock locks) help prevent these costly hazards, such as:
- Trailer Creep (Dock Walk)
- Early Departure
- Trailer Pop-Up or Up-Ending
- Landing Gear Collapse
Are you prepared for various Rear-Impact Guards?
In 1998, NHTSA required that a semi’s RIG be substantial enough to keep a car from “under-riding” the trailer as well as help prevent a trailer from prematurely pulling away from a loading dock when secured by a vehicle restraint system. The RIG was greatly enhanced, making old ICC bars obsolete, but many restraints manufacturers did not innovate to meet the new standards putting the people who rely on their equipment at risk.Standards for RIGs and ICC bars
Dok-Lok v. Wheel Chocks
While portable and seemingly cost-efficient, wheel chocks often slip, get misplaced, stolen or crushed, and are hindered by weather conditions. They also require physical placement by employees – which means your people are placed in harm’s way on the drive approach. Most importantly, simple wheel chocks do not offer communication between dock workers and truck drivers, increasing the potential for hazardous premature departure and other separation accidents.Make the Smarter Choice
Do you know the history of the Dok-Lok?
On April 22, 1980, the vehicle restraint industry as we know it was born when Rite-Hite introduced the original Dok-Lok. The product of several years of research and development, the Dok-Lok has paved the way for Rite-Hite to become the industry leader across many product categories. But, do you know how the vehicle restraint industry has evolved over the past 40 years?Listen Now!
Opti-Vu® Capable Dok-Lok® Vehicle Restraints
Smart vehicle restraints help facilities:
- Increase loading dock productivity when paired with sensors and alerts noting when a truck arrives, when restraint is engaged/disengaged, fault mode occurs and more.
- Track loading and unloading activities to identify unnecessary downtime between events.
- Alert dock attendants which docks are nearing detention and demurrage.
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