The product innovation team at Ideal Warehouse Innovations, leaders in loading dock and warehouse safety, have developed a new, hands-free, trailer support system – The Ground Mounted Trailer Support (GMTS).
With the future of dock safety heading towards automation, the GMTS can be deployed/retracted with the push of a button. The new support is permanently positioned in the trailer docking area in its retracted state. When a trailer has been docked and secured, the GMTS can be activated from inside the loading dock area, rising to support the trailer from below, during loading/offloading.
Ground Mounted Trailer Support (GMTS)
An Ideal Warehouse Innovations No Boots on the Ground™ solution, the GMTS is built for the busy dock environment where a worker in the yard would be at risk from dock traffic. Unlike most trailer support options, the GMTS is not manually deployed by a dockworker, but is operated safely from inside the dock area, eliminating risk and saving time.
Background: When a truck is positioned in a loading dock for shipping and receiving, the weight of the loaded forklift working within can create an imbalance or cause aging landing gear to fail. A trailer collapse can be a devastating outcome that puts forklift drivers, dockworkers, cargo, equipment, and facilities all at risk. Positioned at the trailer’s nose, the Ground Mounted Trailer Support prevents trailer collapse and protects your people, loading docks and workflow!
About Ideal Warehouse Innovations
Ideal Warehouse Innovations is a leader in trailer collapse prevention and loading dock safety. Their trailer support/trailer stand product family includes options for virtually every type of dock environment. In industrial, warehouse and loading dock workplace environments, where goods are measured in tons and are warehoused and shipped by the thousands; where assembly lines, machinery and robotics drive productivity; workplace safety is more than a job title, it’s an employer’s imperative.
The plot of our story, at Ideal Warehouse Innovations, is to help create safer workplaces around the world. We do this by sourcing, designing and/or manufacturing a comprehensive array of industrial workplace safety products and making them available through trusted global sales and distribution partners.