1. Your unique applications are PERSONALLY REVIEWED by our specialists.
  2. We IDENTIFY risk exposures and RECOMMEND solutions to mitigate those risks.
  3. Our INSTALLATION SURVEYS ensure the highest level of loading dock safety.

Vehicle Restraints

DON’T ACCEPT SHORTCUTS WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY AT THE LOADING DOCK.

Vehicle restraints, or trailer restraints, are devices that latch on to the trailer’s RIG (Rear Impact Guard) or ICC bar to keep them from separating from the loading dock during loading and unloading. They were first introduced by Rite-Hite in 1980 as a better and much safer solution than wheel chocks and Pugleasa Company has installed thousands of units. Rite-Hite Dok-Lok restraints are known world-wide for their:

  • Exclusive safety features which allow them to address more types of trailer separation than other types of competitive restraints.
  • Superior quality resulting from unique design characteristics, the highest construction standards and years of research and development.
  • Record of long-term reliability confirmed by extensive lists of satisfied, repeat customers.

VEHICLE RESTRAINT Quick Guide

MODEL TYPE APPLICATION Did you know?
WHEEL-LOK Wheel Lift gate trailers, Straight trucks A second wheel guide can be added to “square”trailers to the dock.
ROTATING HOOK RESTRAINTS 2-Point Entrapment Hook Early departure, Trailer creep & dock walk, Landing gear failure, Trailer upending The RHR is the original vehicle restraint and is the most proven and widely sold restraint in the world.
SHADOW HOOK RESTRAINTS 2-Point Entrapment Hook Secures intermodal containers or trailers with rear impact guard obstructions. The SHR provides safety for docks that receive overseas containers.
STABILIZING TRAILER RESTRAINTS 2-Point Entrapment Hook Stabilizes trailer movement vertically and horizontally Reduces chronic back injuries associated with trailer bounce (dock-shock).
VERTICAL BARRIER RESTRAINTS Recessed Vertical Barrier Early departure, Trailer creep Available with combo power unit with hydraulic levelers, auto light packages can be added to manual units.
RITE-VU Clear communication Newest generation of safe loading dock communication. Available with all Rite-Hite Dok-Lok Vehicle Restraints

Case Study

SITUATION

This customer had a unique dock layout that was originally outfitted with a competitor's vertical barrier vehicle restraint In addition to reliability issues, the customer was having trailer/dock separation issues multiple times a year, resulting in costly product damage and a real safety concern.

SOLUTION

Pugleasa evaluated the operation and environment with the customer and ultimately installed an STR-4100 Dok-Lok Restraint that stabilizes the trailer and with a rotating hook design that securely entraps the trailer’s rear impact guard under the most challenging of dock conditions. 

RESULTS

This product has eliminated the trailer separation issues and provides a safer working environment.  After trying one STR-4100, this customer had Pugleasa install eight more units. Pugleasa Company has been helping customers address loading dock safety issues and improve loading dock safety for over 50 years. Contact us today with your situation.

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