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What Is Lift Gate Service

What Is Lift Gate Service
If your Facilities DOES NOT have a Receiving/Loading Dock you must purchase Lift Gate Service to lower the merchandise from the end of truck to ground level.

What is a Loading Dock?
A Loading Dock is a recessed bay in a building or facility where trucks are loaded and unloaded. They generally back in and the dock is level with the truck for easy loading and unloading.

What is a Lift Gate?
When the shipping or receiving address does not have a loading dock, manual loading or unloading is necessary.
A Liftgate is a platform at the back of certain trucks that can raise and lower a shipment from the ground to the truck.
Liftgate service is always used on freight exceeding 80 lbs in weight if loading dock is not available.
If freight weight exceeds 80 lbs and loading dock is not available at pick-up and/or drop-off locations, Liftgate service must be purchased.

Loading Dock/Receiving Area

As part of the Common Carrier Driver ICC Regulations, truck drivers are Only Required to bring merchandise to the Tailgate (end) of their vehicle.
It is then the customer's responsibility to remove it from the truck. If you do not have the personnel or facilities to handle unloading, KindCare Medical highly recommends the following services: Liftgate Service

What Is Lift Gate Service