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Make Loading Trucks Quicker and Easier with a Copperloy Semi Truck Ramp

The Forklift Operator’s Dream Come True

A Copperloy semi truck ramp, also known as a tractor trailer ramp, is the best way to improve workflow, safety, and productivity at your loading dock! Copperloy is an American-owned and operated manufacturer and a leading provider of loading dock equipment solutions. We design ramps for superior quality and performance, so warehouses and loading docks can stay on task and meet their quotas.

If you are looking for a semi truck ramp for your facility, we offer many new, used, and rental models. Contact us today or fill out the form on the right to find the perfect fit for your operation!

Copperloy Semi Truck Ramp

What is a Semi Truck Ramp?

A semi truck ramp acts as a mobile loading dock that links directly to the bed of nearly any truck trailer. It provides a direct path for forklifts to go from ground to truck within seconds. Many also refer to these ramps as “portable loading docks” because they can create a standalone freight-handling center almost anywhere. The most common use for a semi truck ramp is to expand the capacity of an existing loading dock without having to move to another facility.

Copperloy yard ramps and semi truck ramps are designed to maximize productivity by allowing you to use your available space more efficiently. Your forklift operators will also have easier access to truck trailers and shipping containers, so you can get more jobs done in less time. more quickly. More importantly, they are far safer than standard industry ramps, protecting both operators and cargo from potential accidents.

Why Choose Copperloy Heavy Duty Truck Ramps?

Copperloy heavy duty truck ramps offer many advantages. With a unique single-acting hydraulic design and several other features, unloading trucks has never been easier. Here are some reasons why you should get a Copperloy semi truck ramp:

  • Fast Raise Times & Easy Operation – Our single-acting hydraulic system allows you to raise your ramp 2.5X faster than the industry standard. The hand pump is also located on the exterior, so you can set it up in less time with less effort.
  • Durable Construction – We use only the finest metal materials for our steel and aluminum ramps to ensure your equipment lasts as long as possible. Wear and tear are no match for our high-strength ramp design.
  • Balance & Stability – With a centrally located hydraulic cylinder, Copperloy semi truck ramps actively prevent wobbling and tipping. This ensures forklifts can travel up and down the ramp more smoothly with minimal risk of an accident occurring.
  • Superior Mobility – Our ramps offer several mobility features including a positioning sleeve, tow bar, and pneumatic tires. Moving your ramp between tasks is quick and easy, and the solid tires ensure the ramp can handle even the roughest terrain.

Another benefit of choosing Copperloy is receiving the highest quality regardless of your budget. Whether you buy new, used, or even rent a semi truck ramp, you always get factory-certified equipment that will give your dock the boost it needs.


Semi Truck Ramp Features & Specifications


Semi truck ramp positioning sleeve with chain attached to forklift


Standard industry semi truck ramps use double-acting hydraulic systems, making them take too long to set up and are difficult to move. Copperloy tractor trailer ramps use single-acting hydraulics, resulting in raise times that are 2.5X faster and higher mobility.

We also design our ramps with the hydraulic hand pump on the exterior, so setting up your ramp is quick and easy. Once you raise your ramp, you can store the handle away to protect it from wear and tear.


This feature allows forklifts to maneuver the ramp a full 180 degrees. This makes turning and repositioning the ramp much less difficult and time-consuming, so you are not losing daylight to unnecessary downtime.


The towbar allows you to tow the ramp up to 5-mph throughout your facility. Included with both steel and aluminum semi truck ramps.


Air-filled tires are prone to deflating and popping, requiring frequent maintenance. Copperloy ramps use pneumatic tires that do require refilling, so they are essentially maintenance-free. Although these tires are solid, their cushioned design allows for just enough give to handle tough terrain.

*These features are not designed for high-speed, over-the-road towing. If you need to move your ramp long distances, you will need specialized transport.


Copperloy Semi Truck Ramp


This feature ensures that forklifts are traveling on a level surface as they enter and exit the truck trailer. It also allows forklifts to work without having to stop as often, so loading tasks take much less time.


The lip of the ramp lowers and rests onto the truck carrier body while the included safety chains link the trailer and ramp together. This prevents the ramp from pulling away and makes loading safer.


This plate sits lower than a forklift’s wheelbase. This ensures all wheels are firmly planted on the ground whenever a forklift accesses the ramp. The low end plate creates smooth ground-level entry, eliminating the bumps you would encounter on other ramps.


Every Copperloy semi truck ramp is constructed with a serrated steel grating. The grating bars are incredibly durable, and with 1-3/4 inch spaces between each bar, snow, rain, and debris can easily pass through, maintaining a high-traction surface even during inclement weather.


Our ramps include 7-inch curbs with a patented box frame design to prevent runoff while forklifts travel up and down the ramp.


Our unique single-acting hydraulic design also makes the ramp more stable. With the cylinder in the center, our ramps naturally compensate for shifts in weight distribution and prevent tipping or wobbling. This minimizes the chance of an accident occurring, and like all our safety features, helps you maintain compliance with OSHA laws and regulations.

How Do Heavy Duty Truck Ramps Work?

A Copperloy semi truck ramp is the most effective method for expanding your dock capacity. The single-acting hydraulic design allows you to set up a mobile freight handling station in minutes. With a variety of performance and safety features, you can noticeably improve workflow to get more jobs done in less time.

Positioning a heavy duty truck ramp only requires a few quick and easy steps. You start by closing the pump’s release valve, sliding the pump handle into the opening, and cranking until the ramp reaches the proper height. Secondly, use a forklift to move the ramp towards the truck trailer until the ramp lip is entirely over the bed. Lastly, open the release valve to allow the ramp to settle onto the trailer floor and secure the ramp with the included safety chains. Now, you are ready to work!

How Does Copperloy’s Semi Truck Ramp Compare to Others?

Want to see how Copperloy’s heavy duty truck ramp measures up to the competition? Watch the video below:

Copperloy Custom Ramp Fabrication and Design

Every facility, team, and project goal is different. Why would the same material handling solution work for every space? Our team realizes your setup has a layout of its own, and we can develop custom steel fabrication and design solutions to meet the unique needs of your operation.

Our team employs the latest in both robotic and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies to keep product quality as high as possible. We also distinguish our team by maintaining complete control of the manufacturing process. We keep all technical sales, engineering, and other capabilities in one space to streamline production and satisfy customer requirements.

Our team has become a go-to resource for professionals from across a diverse range of industries. We provide top-quality ramps and more for light assembly, construction, military, and wind energy teams, and many more.

You can count on Copperloy for a full selection of semi truck ramps, yard ramps, dock boards, dock plates, edge of dock levelers, dock lifts, and more. Are you ready to start upgrading your facility for optimal safety, efficiency, and profitability? If so, then reach out to our team of manufacturers today.


Semi Truck Ramp Videos:

All Copperloy semi truck ramps offer industry-leading strength, outweighing many competitors’ capacities. All Copperloy products are made at our manufacturing facility in Twinsburg, Ohio.

If your loading facility is in need of an upgrade, check out our video below to learn more about our heavy duty truck ramps.

Types of Semi-Truck Ramps

Create a Portable Dock Anywhere with Portable Trailer Ramps

Companies can create a dock anywhere with built in truck ramps by easily converting open yard space into a portable loading dock. Tractor ramps or semi truck ramps provide a safe, efficient method to load/unload freight with forklifts and access the back of the truck. A semi truck ramp is a cost-effective way to expand freight handling capacity beyond the physical loading docks in a facility.

Portable Truck Trailer Loading Ramps

The semi truck ramp acts as a portable loading dock ramp and an ideal solution for shipments that need to go from ground level to the truck and a fast method to unload a truck to the ground. Copperloy offers both aluminum ramps and steel ramps depending on your weight and application requirements. Rentals are available and ideal for short-term projects.

Portable Steel Semi Truck Ramps

Copperloy portable steel semi ramps are available in different base materials. However, steel is the standard base for semi truck ramps. As a leader in custom steel fabrication, Copperloy has mastered the craft of high-strength steel specifications and integrated features such a serrated steel grating for added traction. Manufactured in the USA, steel ramps are built for durability and made to last.

Dock-to-Ground Ramps

Our dock-to-ground semi truck ramp provides a stationary, semi-permanent solution and is typically fixed to the dock for fast, efficient loading/unloading solution handling weights up to 30,000 lbs. Copperloy dock-to-ground semi truck ramps can be custom built to the specifications of your dock for a safe, versatile way to expand the capability of your loading dock.

Ground-to-Truck Semi Truck Loading Ramps

Ground-to-truck semi truck loading ramps allow for easy ground-level access to semi-trucks. Copperloy yard ramps allow for maximum safety and productivity when unloading and loading. Designed for industrial use, ramps are available in aluminum or steel based on your material handling requirements.

Heavy-Duty Portable Loading Docks with Dock Platforms

For facilities with limited space or no permanent dock exists, portable loading docks can provide a cost-effective solution for parallel loading when used with dock-to-ground or yard ramps. Copperloy’s portable loading platform features durable steel construction that can handle capacities up to 60,000 pounds. Their unique design allows lift trucks to easily make right-angle turns. Multiple portable loading docks can be connected when larger portable loading docks are required.

Applications of a High-Capacity Semi-Truck Ramp

Typical uses of our heavy-duty, high-capacity steel semi truck ramps include:

  • Industrial equipment applications
  • Construction equipment, machinery, and supplies
  • Flatbed truck unloading/loading
  • Military applications such as loading military vehicles and equipment
  • Tractors, skid steers, bobcats, and other heavy equipment
  • Heavy equipment rentals
  • Warehouse equipment
  • Car and vehicle ramps

Semi Truck Ramp Safety

Although Copperloy portable semi truck ramps are designed with safety features, operating a forklift on a ramp should be done with the utmost caution. Prior to using the ramp, it is important to thoroughly review the owner’s manual. Only trained personnel should operate the ramp.

It is extremely important to ensure that the ramp is properly secured before loading and unloading tasks.  View the owner’s manual for a full overview of instructions and precautions. We also recommend reviewing the OSHA ramp guidelines.