What Exactly Is A Lift gate?

A lift gate is a device on the back of a vehicle that operates by mechanically raising and lowering during the loading and unloading of goods. It is a hydraulic lift that is often attached to the back of trucks that help lower freight to the ground. It is ideal for heavy bulk delivers—such as tile, paper products, etc—and designed to ease the delivery of wares too heavy to remove from the trucks by hand.

When Should You Use A Lift gate?

When it comes to lift gate services, here at Econo-Courier we recommend using our this service when you have a shipment that contains single pieces over 150lbs or if you do not have access to a loading dock or forklift, a lift gate is the best choice for you.

When Is A Lift gate Not Needed?

You do not need lift gate if your delivery:

  • Is being picked up or delivered to an area that has a dock
  • Does the pick up /delivery location have a forklift
  • If the individual items in your shipment are light enough to be removed from the truck by hand

It is important to let us know in advance if you will require lift gate delivery. Some trucks are not actually equipped with a lift gate, and we will be happy to provide it for you.

When you have a shipment that needs to be moved, let the experienced team at Econo-Courier help you decide whether a lift gate is needed or not. We can assess your situation and provide you with all the details so that we can successfully complete your delivery.

If you have any questions or comments about lift gates or any other service from Econo-Courier, call us now at 1(800) 526-9094 or fill out our contact form to receive a quote on our lift gate service!