The truck has made it to the dock. Now it's time to put loading dock and warehouse safety practices into action.
Modified docks - Some companies have installed or modified docks, so that the truck is angled down to the building. In most cases, this should override or reduce the need to rely on chocks. Realize, though, that the steeper the decline, the more chance there is that the truck could slide into the building, or that persons on that surface could slip. There is also the added concern of accumulation of precipitation or leaking vehicle or drum fluid, often necessitating the installation of drains.