Preventative Maintenance

How Can Docks Make a Warehouse More Energy Efficient?


Dock equipment is an important component of efficient material handling systems. Don't let energy seep out of your warehouse because your dock equipment isn't being maintained. 


Check out these 4 tips for maintaining your dock equipment:

1. Inspect Dock Doors and Levelers for Proper Sealing

You should inspect dock doors and levelers for proper sealing. If there are any gaps around the top, bottom or sides of your doors, or if you can see daylight, you’re losing energy which also means you’re losing money. This is especially true during those long, cold winter months.


2. Install Weather Striping

Installing weather stripping on the perimeter of your doors will prevent any drafts and heat or cooling loss. These same seals also keep bugs and other debris out of the building year-round.


3. Check Vehicle Restraints at the Loading Dock

Restraining a vehicle at your loading dock keeps trailers snug against the dock. It’s also a great safety measure for you and your team.

At HODGE, we sell a variety of restraints and are sure to have one that fits your needs. Our team of equipment experts would be happy to stop out and let you know which option would be best for you.


4. Invest in Preventative Maintenance Plans

Even though you own dependable docks, it requires basic and routine attention to ensure it provides the day-to-day performance required to run your operation. Investing in a preventative maintenance plan for your dock equipment can have a huge impact on the long-term value and life expectancy of your docks.

Keep your equipment running properly during every season and avoid costly downtime by planning maintenance ahead of time.


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