Call for new height
25 January 2013
Double deck loading solutions specialist, Transdek, is recommending the introduction of a new loading bay height at distribution centres handling high volumes of deliveries through fixed double deck trailers. Most con
Most conventional loading bays are constructed with a raised floor height of 1200mm, yet double deck trailers typically feature 900mm and 2.9m decks. This necessitates the double handling of product from the warehouse on to the lift and then into the trailer. To address this issue, Transdek believes new distribution centres should be built with dedicated double deck loading bays with a descending gradient to around 900mm. As a result vehicle fill time can be significantly reduced, which drives down costs, speeds up turnaround and with less handling, improves safety, says the company.