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Ideal Warehouse Innovations announced it developed a hands-free trailer support system, the Ground Mounted Trailer Support.
The GMTS, positioned at the trailer’s nose, can be deployed or 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 and offloading, according to the Toronto-based company, which is focused on loading dock and warehouse safety.
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, the company noted. A trailer collapse can be a devastating outcome that puts forklift drivers, dockworkers, cargo, equipment and facilities at risk. — Transport Topics
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