Loading dock vehicle restraints

Vehicle Restraints

Vehicle Restraints

Loading and unloading operations pose inherent risks, with forklift accidents and unexpected trailer movements being common concerns. Preventing these accidents and ensuring the safety of your personnel is paramount. We have a range of Vehicle Restraints designed to address these issues effectively.

Our Vehicle Restraints not only secure trailers firmly to the dock but also facilitate improved communication between truck drivers and dock attendants. With safety as our top priority, we provide reliable solutions to reduce the risks associated with loading and unloading, making your operations safer and more efficient.

Our selection of vehicle restraints include five models: TPR UniLock® Automatic Vehicle Restraint, TPR® Automatic Vehicle Restraint, Stop-Tite Push Button Vehicle Restraint, Stop-Tite Manually Operated Vehicle Restraint, and UniChock™ Vehicle Restraint.

TPR UniLock® Automatic Vehicle Restraint

Key Features of the TPR UniLock® Automatic Vehicle Restraint

  • Automatic RIG Wedge Pressure Release: The UniLock's advanced cam design automatically removes "RIG Wedge" pressure, eliminating the need for the trailer to reverse during loading/unloading.
  • Secure Engagement: An internal safety mechanism locks the restraint's hook in place when pressure is applied, ensuring a secure engagement.
  • Universally Effective: Effective on obstructed Rear Impact Guards (RIGs), including intermodal trailers with cover plates.
  • High Strength: Designed to withstand a pulling force exceeding 32,000 lbs.
  • Versatile Service Range: Service range of 4” to 10” horizontally from the dock bumpers and 9” to 30” vertically above the drive approach.
  • Integral Motor Assembly: Specifically designed motor, gear, and brake assembly for reliable operation.
  • Contact with Trailer RIG: Exclusively designed integral gear motor, gear, and brake assembly maintains continuous contact with the trailer's RIG.
  • Low Profile Carriage: Features a low profile 9” carriage.
  • Locking Mechanism: Internal safety mechanism locks the hook in place when force is applied from the trailer's RIG, ensuring a secure engagement.
  • Advanced 3-Color Light System: Equipped with an advanced 3-color light system with an amber caution light for improved communication between the dock attendant and the truck driver, enhancing safety during the capture process.

TPR® Automatic Vehicle Restraint

Key Features of the TPR® Automatic Vehicle Restraint

  • Automatic Positioning: The TPR® is designed to automatically position itself upon contact with a trailer's Rear Impact Guard (RIG), ensuring proper engagement for restraint.
  • High Strength: Withstands a pulling force exceeding 32,000 lbs.
  • Versatile Service Range: Offers a service range of 4” to 10” horizontally from the dock bumpers and 9” to 30” vertically above the drive approach.
  • Integral Motor Assembly: Specifically designed motor, gear, and brake assembly for reliable operation.
  • Contact with Trailer RIG: Exclusively designed integral gear motor, gear, and brake assembly maintains continuous contact with the trailer's RIG.
  • Low Profile Carriage: Features a low profile 9” carriage.
  • Advanced 3-Color Light System: Equipped with an advanced 3-color light system with an amber caution light for improved communication between the dock attendant and the truck driver.
  • Trailer-Positioned Design: Mounted to the face of the dock and utilizes a motor and gears to rotate a hook and secure the trailer in place.

Stop-Tite Push Button Vehicle Restraint

Key Features of the Stop-Tite Push Button Vehicle Restraint

  • Push Button Activation: Operated with push button activation (115V/1PH) for user convenience.
  • RIG Sensor Bar: Equipped with a RIG sensor bar that notifies dock workers if the restraint's arm is securely engaged with the trailer's Rear Impact Guard.
  • Flexible Power Pack Placement: Remote power pack allows versatile mounting options, including next to the restraint, outside the building, inside a leveler pit, or within the building for ease of service.
  • Automatic Light Sequencing: Corresponding red/green interior and exterior lights automatically indicate the restraint's operation status to both forklift operators and truck drivers.
  • Protective Debris Guard: Comes with a protective debris guard to enhance durability.
  • Zinc Dichromate Finish: Features a Zinc dichromate finish for added corrosion resistance.
  • NHTSA Regulation Compliance: Meets all current NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) regulations.
  • Low Profile Design: Designed with a low profile, non-impact design suitable for wall or driveway mounting.
  • Structural Warranty: Includes a full one (1) year base warranty on all structural, hydraulic, and electrical components.
  • Exterior Mounting: Installed on the exterior front of the loading dock, making it suitable for outside environments.
  • Hydraulic Operation: Utilizes hydraulic operation to vertically raise the restraint and securely engage the RIG.
  • LED 3-Light System: Equipped with an LED 3-light system for advanced communication between the truck driver and dock attendant.

Stop-Tite Manually Operated Vehicle Restraint

Key Features of the Stop-Tite Manually Operated Vehicle Restraint

  • Manual Operation: Available in three versions (M, MML, and MAL) with manual operation via an operating handle.
  • Low Profile Design: Designed with a low profile, non-impact design suitable for wall and driveway mounting.
  • Protective Debris Guard: Equipped with a protective debris guard for enhanced durability.
  • Zinc Dichromate Finish: Features a Zinc dichromate finish for added corrosion resistance.
  • Communication Systems - M: The M version offers manual operation and signs only.
  • Communication Systems - MML. This version provides manual operation and a manually operated communication system, changeable via a selector switch on an internal control panel, which sequences the red/green inside/outside lights.
  • Communication Systems - MAL. This version comes with automatic light sequencing of the inside/outside red/green lights. Communication packages can be upgraded to the optional iDock Controls with an interactive message display.
  • RIG Sensor Bar: The MAL version includes a RIG sensor bar that notifies dock workers if the restraint's arm is not securely engaged with the trailer's Rear Impact Guard.
  • Structural Warranty: All three versions include a full one (1) year base warranty on all structural, hydraulic, and electrical components.
  • Exterior Mounting: Installed on the exterior front of the loading dock, suitable for outside environments.
  • Ease of Operation: Operated with a simple operate handle stored next to the dock door.
  • Clear Communication: Red/Green inside/outside communication lights ensure clear and concise communication between the dock attendant and the truck driver. Automatic lights are available with the MAL version, while the MML version is manually operated by the dock attendant.
  • Economical Solution: Provides an economical solution for vehicle restraint needs.
  • LED Light Communication: LED light communication is available with the MML and MAL versions.

UniChock™ Vehicle Restraint

Key Features of the UniChock™ Vehicle Restraint

  • Universally Effective: Effective in most conditions, preventing unexpected trailer departure or movement from the loading dock during the loading process.
  • Audible Alarms: Equipped with audible alarms to alert of unsafe chock positions during loading.
  • Lightweight, Durable Design: Constructed with durable and lightweight aluminum unit featuring zinc-plated steel traction teeth for a strong grip to limit sliding.
  • Advanced Communication: Red and green lights provide clear communication between the driver and dock attendant, with an additional interior amber color for bypass mode or waiting for chock storage.
  • Message Display: Notifies the dock attendant inside of the position of the chock, enhancing communication.
  • Wall-Mounted Storage Bracket: Features a wall-mounted zinc-plated steel bracket with a sensor to detect when the chock unit is stored and out of the way.
  • Standalone or Integrated: Available as a standalone unit or can be integrated with other dock equipment for enhanced functionality.
  • Safe Loading Process: Facilitates a safe loading process by ensuring that the UniChock is properly positioned before proceeding with door opening and leveler deployment.
  • Audible Indicator: Sounds an audible indicator and displays a message on the iDock Controller when the unit is in a safe position.
  • Alarm for Unsafe Position: If the chock is moved to an unsafe position during loading, an audible alarm will sound until the restraint is back in the correct position.
  • Replaceable Traction Teeth: The unit features replaceable traction teeth to maintain a strong grip and limit sliding.

Find Out More About Vehicle Restraints

Contact Us