Mobile Yard Ramp Efficiency
Last week, we explored the ideas of efficiency and safety as the major considerations in owning or renting a yard ramp. This week, we take a look at this from a slightly different angle: the logistics of efficiency.
Imagine that you’re offloading an 18-wheeler without a ramp. Ideally, you have two guys in the truck filled with pallets that are most always heavy (sometimes several hundred or even thousands of pounds). They’ll hook chains to one of the pallets, drag it to the end of the truck, then shimmy it to the back end so that the fork tines can reach and offload. (For loading the truck, picture that same scenario in reverse).
From a profit-and-loss standpoint, everything the business owner pays is multiplied by the number of employees required for a specific task.
From a proactive safety standpoint, every action the employees perform physically constitutes a potential injury: each additional movement could represent a workman’s comp claim. An easier, more streamlined approach makes sense.
And this is where the yard ramp comes into place. With a yard ramp, the scenario is greatly simplified and much more efficient: the forklift guy drives up the yard ramp and inside the truck; he picks the pallet up, positions it, and offloads it.
The Yard Ramp Guy takes the holistic approach: With safety, efficiency, and productivity combined, everybody wins.