American Overhead Door & Dock, Inc. proudly represents the best loading dock equipment the industry has to offer. Whether you are looking to install a vehicle restraint at your existing loading dock, or you are looking for help designing a new facility or renovation of existing, we are the experts to call. Employing in house masons, millwrights and electricians we can complete anything you are looking to do (even cutting in new pits for dock levelers and overhead door openings), providing you with the comfort that it is all getting done with a single phone call.
Hook Style Vehicle Restraints
Hook Style Vehicle restraints (like the TPR Model by W.B McGuire or the RVR32 by Pentalift Equipment shown here) operate via a hooking mechanism that raises after the truck has backed up to the loading position, locking the vehicle in place by hooking onto the rear impact guard / ICC bumper at the back of trailer. This style of restraint is the most versatile when compared to a standard barrier-style restraint.
W.B. McGuire offers a specially designed TPR UniLock® restraint that specifically addresses the issue of ‘RIG Wedge’.
This is when, due to movement at the loading dock during unloading/loading, a trailer has put pressure on the restraint which stops it from being able to disengage and store, allowing the trailer to pull away. This can be extremely frustrating for dock attendants, and if this issue is affecting your logistics operation and slowing down your productivity, we have the answer to save you time and money.
Barrier Style Vehicle Restraints
Barrier Style Vehicle restraints (like the StopTite AAL Model by W.B McGuire or the HFR32 by Pentalift Equipment shown here) operate via a barrier that raises after the truck has backed up to the loading position, locking the vehicle in place by applying restraining force onto the rear impact guard / ICC bumper at the back of trailer. This style of restraint is less versatile when compared to a hook style style restraint, because it has less operational range and cannot restrain certain kinds of trucks. The StopTite features electric push button operation via a remote power pack, while the HFR32 features push button operation via hydraulic pump, typically wall mounted.
Mechanical Vehicle Restraints
Mechanical Vehicle restraints (like the StopTite MAL Model by W.B McGuire or the MFR32 by Pentalift Equipment shown here) operate similar to the barrier-style restraints described above, but by the use of a simple manual handle stored next to the dock door.