A liftgate is a piece of equipment fitted at the back of trucks to ease freight loading and unloading services. They are made from steel or aluminum and vary in size and weight computations.
Liftgates are mostly operated through 'up' and 'down' buttons. Liftgate services are additional services offered in the absence of a dock or forklift during the pickup or freight delivery.
Importance of Lift Gate Services
Liftgate Services Reduce Physical Strain and Prevent Injury- manual lifting of cargo onto a truck can be strenuous, especially when alone. Medical problems like back strains and aches are significantly reduced by using lift gate services. Liftgate services also enhance freight safety, preventing freight damage which would translate to expensive losses.
Liftgate Services Reduce Labor Requirements-Equipment that requires liftgate services are usually heavy and might need more people to load or unload. Suffice to say, using a lift gate ensures only a few people are handling the product, reducing labor requirements, potential risks and saving time.
So, Who Needs Lift Gate Services?
Freight companies without a loading dock- a loading dock eases loading and unloading cargo with the use of a forklift. In the absence of one, a lift gate service is contracted to assist.
With Heavy Equipment Transport as your shipping partner, you are guaranteed quick and safe freight loading and unloading processes. We have invested in a wide array of equipment, including lift gates, to facilitate the shipping process for reliable customer services.
Lift Gate Services Continued
Construction companies- construction materials are often heavy and fragile. Liftgate services ensure proper handling and minimal losses.
Moving companies- boxes full of household items and electronics, and furniture can be difficult to lift off into a truck for loading and unloading processes. A liftgate service eases the loading and unloading of such objects with ease.
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