Last Mile Deliveries - Van-Dock Levellers

Submitted by T Bennett on Sat, 10/03/2020 - 15:13

The demand for home delivery service has been on the increase for several years; however, with the recent pandemic this demand has seen a dramatic rise.

Groceries, furniture, clothing, equipment - we have everything delivered to our homes nowadays. In 2020, we are expected to spend no less than £650 billion on online purchases. That is almost £900 per inhabitant!

Getting the delivery service right therefore is more important than ever.



Van-Dock Leveller solutions


Last Mile Delivery Solution


These days many retailers manage their own delivery service, providing them with the opportunity to offer an additional service to their customers. That is, if it is done properly. A delay, incorrect delivery or damaged goods may quickly lead to unsatisfied customers.

That’s why we have done the hard work for you…

…but first, lets’ explain how not to do it..

…most retailers load their vans in one of these ways:

  • With a heavy loading plate
  • Via a step
  • With a hydraulic tail lift

This is usually inefficient with a high risk of damaging goods and often unsafe for employees.


The solution!  A Loading Systems Van-dock leveller

With a Loading Systems Van-dock leveller you save your employees from potential injury by removing the dangerous heavy lifting duties.  It also serves to loading the vehicle more efficiently.

It works as follows: the delivery vehicle parks at the loading bay with the doors still closed, the doors are opened and the Van-dock leveller is easily positioned in the vehicle with the control panel. The vehicle can then be safely loaded.

The Van-dock leveller is easily adjustable to the requirements of your loading bay. A superstructure with an overhead door and dock shelter is also possible. Our specialists are happy to help you find the best solution for your loading bays.

Read how you can be more efficient with your loading process and have more satisfied customers in our free whitepaper.  In it you will find not only more on the subject but also case studies from our customers.


One dock leveller for both vans and large trucks

A separate loading platform for small vans and traditional trucks is not always possible or the best solution. In that case, a Loading Systems Combi-dock leveller offers the perfect solution. It has a segmented lip and dynamic capacity, so that the leveller also fits in a van without overloading it. As a result, this leveller can be used for both vans and trucks at the same loading bay.

The combi-dock leveller therefore offers you the convenience, safety and efficiency of a loading bay for vans, but combined with your traditional loading bay for trucks. 
When your needs change, Loading Systems changes with you.

A dock leveller from Loading Systems is an indispensable step towards a professional delivery solution. Take your loading process to the next level with our Van-dock leveller or Combi-dock leveller.

Read all about the power of the Van-dock leveller in our whitepaper.


Loading Systems experts are always available to give you the best advice for your logistics requirements. Get in touch and discover our smart loading solutions.