What is a Vehicle Restraint and how is it used?

Imagine a truck leaving the loading dock prematurely before the forklift driver has completed their pass.  A Vehicle Restraint locks the truck to the loading dock preventing it from leaving the dock before it is safe to do so, preventing personal injury and equipment damage.

Locking your truck for the night?  Now you can lock the entire truck unit to the loading dock, deterring vehicle and property theft.

How do you know when you can safely remove the truck from the loading dock?

Vehicle restraints typically are installed with a system of signal lights so driver and dock attendant are informed when it the lock is active or inactive.  This helps to prevent accidental removal of the trailer from the dock when the restraint is engaged. 

What Viking Doors Can Do for Your Business


  • On-site assessment of your current equipment and site-specific needs to help you determine whether the existing equipment is the right operation for use. 
  • Upfront detailed pricing to repair, service or replace your equipment. We want you to be able to made an educated decision for what is best for you.

New Installations & Equipment Upgrades

  • Upgrade to the latest equipment to enhance productivity and safety
  • Accessories such as Stop/Go lights, signage, wheel chock kits, bollards