Trailers are used in a variety of industries to transport a range of materials, equipment or products. In addition to commercial operations, trailers are utilized by everyday users to haul boats, equipment, and more. Even though trailers may be used to transport a wide range of materials in commercial, industrial or residential settings, all trailers share the same basic design.
When trailers are being loaded or unloaded, it is important to secure them to prevent unintentional movement. Wheel chocks are designed to secure at-rest trailers and prevent rolling or sliding. Wheel chocks are easy to use and are an essential component of trailer safety. To help you find the wheel chock option that is right for your trailer, here is an overview of wheel chocks from Checkers that can be used to secure your trailer.
Trailer Wheel Chocks from Checkers
General-Purpose Urethane Wheel Chocks
Urethane wheel chocks from Checkers feature a rugged design that is resistant to oils and chemicals. These wheel chocks also incorporate a bright, fluorescent design so they can be seen from a distance. Urethane wheel chocks are designed to secure trailers or vehicles with a high-load capacity and are suitable for a variety of industrial and commercial operations.
Urethane wheel chocks feature a mounting hole and recessed carrying handle for easy installation and transportation. These chocks are available as a single chock, or as a roped pair. Urethane chocks from Checkers are third-party tested to ensure maximum performance.
Multi-Purpose Solid Rubber Wheel Chocks
Solid rubber wheel chocks from Checkers are ideal for heavy trucks and trailers. These wheel chocks feature a durable construction suitable for use in a variety of weather conditions. Rubber wheel chocks can be used to secure at-rest vehicles during loading or unloading and are designed to prevent unintentional movement.
Rubber wheel chocks are also designed so that either side of the chock can be placed against the tires of a trailer—making them easier to install than other chocks. Rubber wheel chocks are an economical option with a durable design. They are suitable for a wide range of applications, including industrial worksites, and construction and commercial environments.
Prevent Injuries with Trailer Wheel Chocks
Trailer wheel chocks can help keep pedestrians and other vehicles protected from rolling or unintentional vehicle movement. In a recent publication, the National Safety Council (NSC) indicated that trailer creep—the unintentional movement of a trailer during loading or unloading—poses a significant risk of injury to workers or personnel. The NSC publication recommends wheel chocks to keep trailers stationary.
The agricultural industry also makes frequent use of trailers for hauling heavy equipment. According to the National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD), the unintentional movement of a trailer during loading or unloading could result in damaged equipment or injury. The NASD recommends chocking the tires of a trailer prior to loading and unloading.
Wheel chocks from Checkers are designed to protect personnel and assets from being damaged by rolling trailers or vehicles. Chocks from Checkers are lightweight, easy to install, and can be conveniently stored in a variety of vehicles when not in use. To protect personnel, equipment and structures at your facility, make wheel chocks a part of your trailer-safety protocols.
Find the Trailer Wheel Chock that is Right for You
Checkers is the industry leader in safety equipment designed for industrial, commercial and everyday use. As you prepare for your next outing or road trip, make sure you have all the proper safety equipment needed to protect you and your vehicles. Take a look at our extensive inventory and find the right trailer or hauling safety equipment for you.