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Used Dock Equipment

Used Dock Equipment is a cost-effective way to ensure your loading docks have everything you need to get the job done effectively and efficiently.  These materials are built for industrial use and last for many years when well maintained.  Coastal Material Handling selects the best and refurbishes it as needed so these items will serve you for many years to come. 

Why Used Dock Equipment?

Used Dock Equipment helps facilities maximize productivity while ensuring the process of loading and unloading items from truck and trailers is done correctly. Dock equipment helps to prevent injuries of employees, vendors, and visitors, which could cost your business substantial money over time. To customers it can often project an image of showing that a company cares about its assets. Making sure docks are operating effectively is important especially in high-traffic areas. At CMH, you can find dock plates, dock boards, yard ramps, high speed doors, and more!

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Benefits of Used Dock Equipment

Cost-Savings & Availability

While there is an initial investment cost, our offerings provide long-term benefits in terms of improved productivity, safety, and reduced damage can result in cost savings over time. Additionally, used dock equipment are often readily available in our stock, allowing businesses to acquire the equipment they need quickly.

Improved Safety

Dock equipment, such as dock levelers, dock plates, and dock shelters, provide a safe and level transition between the truck bed and the warehouse floor, preventing accidents and injuries caused by uneven surfaces or gaps. Properly adjusted dock levelers, for example, reduce the risk of forklifts hitting the truck bed or products being dropped.  Safety is a high priority.

Durability and Productivity

Dock equipment streamlines the loading and unloading process, reducing handling times and improving overall operational efficiency. This leads to quicker turnaround times for trucks and increased throughput. Additionally, this equipment helps prevent damage to goods and equipment during loading and unloading.


Dock equipment can be installed in both new and existing facilities, making it easy to upgrade or adapt loading docks to changing operational needs. Additionally, the equipment we offer is available in various configurations and capacities to accommodate different types of trucks and cargo, making it versatile for handling a wide range of materials and products.


What Is Dock Equipment?

We sell equipment that is used at the point where a trailer, shipping container or railcar is loaded or unloaded. The primary purpose is to provide safe access by bridging the gap between the dock face and trailer, shipping container or railcar

How Is Dock Equipment Used?

Dock equipment is used at the time when a trailer, shipping container or railcar is being loaded or unloaded. Aside from being effective in improving productivity, it also helps to keep employees safe while loading or unloading items.

How Important Is Dock Equipment For A Facility?

Your company’s doors and equipment are essential, but frequently disregarded resources. A well operating dock keeps goods and materials flowing smoothly in and out of your warehouse, reduces the risk of on-site mishaps and energy loss, and keeps un-welcomed pests, trash or visitors from entering your businesses facility.

What Industries Typically Use Dock Equipment?

Many industries utilize this equipment for warehouse efficiency. Automotive, construction, consumer goods, e-commerce, food, hardware, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, distribution, and other industries benefit. These are a critical necessity for any facility where bulk items are being shipped and/or moved.

How Can I Enhance Safety At My Loading Dock Using Dock Equipment?

Safety is a critical consideration at loading docks. Properly installed and maintained equipment can enhance safety by providing level transitions between trucks and docks, ensuring stable platforms for loading/unloading, and incorporating safety features like lip locks and safety barriers.

How Does Dock Equipment Contribute To Better Ergonomics and a Safer Work Environment For My Employees?

Ergonomic designs, such as dock lifts, helps reduce physical strain on employees, promoting a safer work environment.

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