Dock or loading dock

A dock is an elevated section of a warehouse building that is level with the floor of the truck to facilitate and loading and unloading. There are two types of docks; 

  • A peninsula dock similar to a harbor dock for side loading and unloading 
  • A loading dock which is an overhead door in the side of the warehouse for tailgate loading and unloading. 

Arpin of RI’s West Warwick warehouse has two huge peninsula docks, two ramp doors, and 16 loading docks.