Loading Bay Wheel Guides

All-Steel Loading Bay Wheel Guides Made for Loading Dock Protection

Install wheel guides to protect loading bay infrastructure from damage and reduce accidents in busy freight environments. Wheel guides will reduce the risk of HGV impacts while providing a visual aid for HGV drivers. All-steel designs mean robust asset protection and easy installation on site.

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Straight Wheel Guides PairStraight Wheel Guides Pair
SKU: 862593
Pittman® Straight Wheel Guides Pair
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Cranked Wheel Guides PairCranked Wheel Guides Pair
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Pittman® Cranked Wheel Guides Pair
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Splayed Ends to Guide Truck Drivers
Low Profile Wheel GuidesLow Profile Wheel Guides Pair
SKU: 763618
Pittman® Low Profile Wheel Guides Pair
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Suitable For Lower Profile Vehicles Or Trailers
Cranked Wheel Guide Pairs (3 Metre)Cranked Wheel Guide Pairs (3 Metre)
SKU: 763621
Pittman® Cranked Wheel Guide Pairs (3 Metre)
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Galvanised Steel Impact Protection
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Economy Steel Tyre Stop - 600mmEconomy Steel Tyre Stop - 600mm
SKU: 756560
Pittman® Economy Steel Tyre Stop - 600mm
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Economy Steel Tyre Stop - 2500mmEconomy Steel Tyre Stop - 2500mm
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Pittman® Economy Steel Tyre Stop - 2500mm
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Safety and Precision with Loading Bay Wheel Guides

Loading bay wheel guides are long physical barriers used to guide HGV drivers in loading bays. Their design provides a visual aid to drivers and helps them to line up correctly and safely at loading docks. The loading bay guides can also reduce the risk of trucks impacting with each other or nearby assets.

Combine loading bay wheel guides with truck wheel stops to bring trucks to a stop safely and effectively in truck parking bays. Loading bay buffers can also prevent damage to walls, pillars or columns when installed.

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Why loading bay wheel guides are necessary

  • Allow trucks to line up evenly - once lined up evenly it will make it easier for warehouse staff to load or unload goods.
  • Reducing the risk of collisions - having a tough buffer in place will reduce the risk of collisions
  • Help avoid expensive damage to nearby assets - if collisions can be avoided it will help save on expensive repair or replacment of assets
  • Protect loading bay employees from injury - trucks that may be parked at odd angles or not in the right manner may put warehouse staff at risk
  • Help to create an even seal against loading dock doors or platforms - parking trucks as straight as possible will help the drivers to line up against the loading docks and lock any taillifts in place securely
Steel v Concrete Loading Dock Wheel Guides

  • Steel is much more durable than concrete - steel designs tend to last longer outdoors and can be powder coated to preserve bright colours
  • Easier to install - steel truck guides can be bolted down with ease, where it takes much longer to install concrete options.
  • More cost-effective - steel guides can be installed at a much lower cost compared to concrete. Also, steel is much easier to repair or replace in the instance of damage.
  • Better visibility - steel guides can be powder coated to increase their overall visibility to truck drivers.

Truck wheel stops are also essential for loading bays. While the HGV wheel guides will direct the driver, truck wheel stops will help to bring the vehicle to a halt at the end of the parking bay.

Dock bumpers and loading bay buffers are also ideal for protecting walls and walkways. By putting a buffer between the truck and buildings it can help to reduce impact damage. Additional lighting or reflective material around the dock can also help the driver to see the loading bay and where to stop the truck.

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Wheel Guides FAQ

Before installing wheel guides it is crucial to carry out a risk assessment of the area. When checking the area be sure to note:

  • How the area is laid out - how the loading bay is laid out may determine where the wheel guides will go. Having long stretches before docks or bays may mean that more wheel guides are required.

  • What kinds of vehicles are being used in the area - the size of the vehicles in the area is crucial to what kind of product you need on site. While some lightweight options are suitable for most trucks, other heavy-duty all-steel options may be best for articulated lorries.

  • The frequency of traffic - how frequent the traffic is in the area also means that other products like bollards or markers may be needed. Highly visible bollards can be used alongside the wheel guides to give a further boost to driver visibility in the area.

There are several types of wheel guides that are suitable to use in loading bays.