Not every dock, trailer or warehouse has been created equally, therefore some type of dock equipment is required to load and unload goods. There are three main types of dock equipment used for this, Dock Plates, Edge of Dock levelers and In Ground Pit Levelers. Institutional grade warehouses will have In Ground Pit levelers that will handle of any application. These are the most common but also expensive to install if they are not already in place. Depending on the building, the trailer height and your use there may be other options that fit your needs.