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What is a Vehicle Restraint System?

Vehicle Restraint Systems, or wheel chocking systems are used to automatically restrain vehicles which are backed on to a loading bay while a dock leveller is used to assist with loading and unloading.
They serve two main purposes in the loading bay, firstly is prevents a vehicle being driven away before it is safe to do so. Also, they prevent trailer creep (which is explained in full further down the page) and its associated problems.

C-Mech is proud to offer our customers Wheel-Lok® Vehicles Restraints by Rite-Hite. Rite-Hite pioneered vehicle restraints with the invention of the Dok-Lok® in 1984. Since then, they continue to invest in innovative ways to ensure safety at the loading bay for industrial customers. You can be sure that vehicle restraints from Rite-Hite provide the highest level of safety at your loading bays. What’s more, wheel-based restraints accommodate a wide variety of trailers and provide peace of mind knowing that you can maintain a high standard of safety know matter what type of trailer comes your way.

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Positioned automatically
Positioned automatically
Versatile design
Versatile design
Reliable, low maintenance
Reliable, low maintenance

What is Trailer Creep?

This occurs when the lateral and vertical forces exerted each time a lift truck enters and exits a trailer cause the trailer to slowly move away from the dock resulting in separation from the dock leveler. Factors that affect trailer creep are:

  • Weight and speed of the lift trucks and their load
  • The surface of the yard the trailer is parked on
  • Softness of the suspension
  • Type of dock levelers
  • If the trailer has been dropped off or still connected to the tractor unit

Contact Us

For further information on Vehicle Restraint Systems please contact us, call us on 01795 842370, or follow this link to the Rite-Hite Global Wheel-Lok®.