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What is a Liftgate and How Does it Work?

According to Flow Space: If you are asking about liftgates, then odds are you are expecting a delivery that requires one. There is no need to worry. They are simple in function, easy to use, and not as rare of service as you might think. What is a Liftgate It is a piece of hydraulic (sometimes electric) equipment that installs on the rear of a truck which enables freight to be lifted from the ground to the height of the truck’s tailgate, or...

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9 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Spec’ing Liftgates for Medium Duty Trucks

According to Work Truck Online: The best option for lifting heavy cargo (150 lbs. or more) from the ground onto the bed of a medium-duty work truck is a liftgate, a platform that raises and lowers (from the rear and/or side of the truck) using an electric hydraulic system. The challenge, however, is specifying the right liftgate for each application. There are myriad specs to consider, with cost ranging from $2,000-$9,000, depending on the type of gate, platform size and material,...

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Liftgate Service: What is It, and Why Do You Need It?

According to Central Restaurant Products: If you are ordering one of the thousands of pieces of restaurant equipment that Central Restaurant Products offers, you will need to consider how the product will be received. Typically, heavy equipment is shipped on a pallet and will arrive on a semi-truck. If you have access to a loading dock at your facility, that’s great! The truck will pull up, and you should be good to go. However, what if your business doesn’t have access to one?...

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PRACTICAL WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR BOX TRUCK LIFT GATE

Lift gate maintenance is critical. According to Truck N Trailer: The lift gate is an essential piece of equipment in the cargo management and supply chain industry. It is a fold away metal platform that is mounted at the rear end of a freight truck, box truck or step van. When it is extended out from below the truck, it assumes the role of a platform that lifts cargo from ground level up to the level of the truck bed. This...

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How to Maximize Trailer Space

Looking to maximize trailer space? According to Trucking Info: Each time a passenger jet backs away from the jet bridge with empty seats, it’s lost revenue for the airline. For airlines and for trucking, space is a perishable commodity. It has value up until you close the doors and leave the dock. At that point, empty space becomes a missed opportunity. Why drag around a trailer full of air when you could fill it with profitable top freight? Some fleets try to...

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TUCK AWAY LIFT GATE VS THE RAIL LIFT GATE

Considering a tuck away lift gate or a rail lift gate? According to Truck N Trailer: So you’ve finally decided to get into the box truck delivery business and now it’s time to research the equipment needed to get the job accomplished. One very important decision is figuring out which type of lift gate will work best for your needs. With medium duty box trucks, the tuck away lift gate and the rail lift gate are most common. Let’s assess which...

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4 LIFTGATE OPTIONS FOR YOUR BOX TRUCK

Looking for new options for the liftgate on your box truck? According to Truck N Trailer: "A liftgate is a platform on the back of a box truck used for raising and lowering goods via a hydraulic system. They’re either constructed from steel or aluminum with a variety of sizes and weight capacities. They allow for safe and efficient loading and unloading of heavy cargo. "A crucial factor in a truck’s functionality, a liftgate is one of the most essential additional investments...

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Lift Gates 101: Know Your Options

When it comes to choosing the right liftgate, knowing your options is vital. According to Suppose U Drive: "A lift gate can easily make-or-break a truck’s functionality. It serves the purpose of safely and efficiently loading and unloading cargo, which means it has to be reliable, slip resistant, fast to unfold and put away. "On top of all that, your lift gate must be configured in a way that makes sense for your specific business. Here’s an overview of the three most...

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Are Your Trucks Ready for Last-Mile Logistics?

You've thought of everything, but what about the last-mile logistics? Consider this. According to Work Truck Online: "A recent study by BigCommerce.com revealed that 51% of Americans prefer online shopping, with e-commerce growing by 23% every year. The research predicts this trend will pick up its pace as brands increasingly embrace omnichannel and voice platforms to simplify customers’ digital shopping experiences. "As e-commerce escalates, so will last-mile logistics, defined as the final step in the delivery process from a distribution center or...

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Automotive Liftgate Market 2021 Industry Trends

Consider this outlook on the automotive liftgate market. According to MarketWatch: "Kenneth Research has published a detailed report on 'Global Automotive Liftgate Market' which has been categorized by market size, growth indicators and encompasses detailed market analysis on macro trends and region-wise growth in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa region. The report also includes the challenges that are affecting the growth of the industry and offers strategic evaluation that is required to boost the growth...

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