Blog posts tagged with 'wheel chocks'

Wheel Chocks: What They Are and When to Use Them
Chocking vehicles at docking bays is critical to employee safety and OSHA compliance. Learn more about wheel chocks and when you need to use them.
Why Spring Is the Right Time to Replace Your Loading Dock Wheel Chocks

OSHA requirement 1910.178(k)(1) requires the brakes of all highway trucks shall be set and wheel chocks be placed under the rear wheels to prevent trucks from rolling while they are boarded with powered industrial trucks. This is a relatively straight forward requirement when you think about it: if a fork lift is loading or unloading a trailer, the rear wheels must be chocked. Even in the absence of an OSHA requirement and subsequent fines for non-compliance, chocking trailer wheels during loading and unloading makes sense from a safety standpoint. The procedure is fast, easy, and simple.

With spring just around the corner in many parts of the country, now is the time to replace wheel chocks that may have been lost or damaged over the long winter months. Durable’s 88-8 Heavy Duty Laminated Wheel Chock which is made from recycled bus and truck tires and our 68-9 Molded Fiber Reinforced Molded Rubber Wheel Chock represent two of our most popular styles. We also carry several other wheel chock styles, including the 68-9-OR, 811-7, SC-8, WC5810 and new styles 89-7 and 87-10.

If you are waiting for lost wheel chocks to reappear in the melting snow drifts outside the loading dock, you are jeopardizing the safety of your employees and running the risk of an OSHA citation, so don’t delay. Replace your missing wheel chocks before you have a surprise visit from an OSHA inspector, or worse yet, a loading dock accident. To learn more about our complete line of loading dock wheel chocks, visit us online at or contact one of product specialists for additional information.