Do you ever consider just how vital the trucking service industry is? Around 70% of the total freight tonnage in the U.S. is moved by trucks. Of those deliveries, it’s a high chance that some destinations will not have the necessary equipment to facilitate safe and secure offloading.
This leads to an increased chance of an accident happening, damaging the product, or injuring the people. If you are looking to have cargo shipped to your facility and you do not have the right equipment to offload it, consider employing a liftgate delivery service.
A liftgate, also known as tailgate or a tail lift, is a mechanical device that is installed on the back of trucks to allow for the handling of cargo. It allows for easy transfer of cargo to ground level from the truck’s bed or vice versa. Most liftgates can lift up to 5,000 pounds.
Here are some reasons you may need a liftgate:
- You have no access to a loading dock
- You are dealing with a construction site that lacks shipping docks
- You are dealing with a residential delivery
If you’re looking to prevent damage, prevent injury, and limit the manpower needed, choose our liftgate service to help you get your next job done!