How to Operate a Truck Loading Conveyor Belt

In order to stay on top of increasing industrial and consumer demands, your facility needs to operate at high efficiency on a daily basis. Your main goal is to get the right products to the right people, as quickly as possible — and you need tools to help you do that.

Conveyor belt systems have long proven their ability to streamline a variety of production and distribution processes. For years, many facilities have used them in sorting and packaging lines. However, they’re also a game-changer when it comes to streamlining your truck-loading process. 

Let’s explore how a truck loading conveyor belt can simplify your truck-loading and unloading process, helping you get products out faster and safer. 

Which Type of Conveyor System Should I Use for Truck Loading?

There are various types of conveyor belt systems to choose from, so it’s important to choose the style that best suits your application. For truck loading purposes, we recommend a modular conveyor belt system. 

Modular conveyor belt systems are known for their versatility. They come in a number of portable sections that you can piece together freely, giving you the ability to customize the length for the task at hand. This is especially helpful in truck loading applications, where truck sizes vary and operating space decreases throughout the packing process. Not to mention, it eliminates unnecessary walking back and forth, which reduces labor time and prevents exhaustion. 

How to Operate a Modular Truck Loading Conveyor Belt

Modular conveyor belts are fairly simple to operate. Here’s how you can use one to load your truck, quickly and efficiently: 

  1. Connect sections of the conveyor belt system together until it’s long enough to carry product from the ground to the back of the truck. 
  2. Turn the conveyor belt on, and start sending products up the line to pack in the truck.
  3. As the truck fills, remove conveyor sections to make necessary space for more packaged goods. 
  4. Continue removing conveyor sections until the truck is completely full.

If you wish to unload a truck, you can use this same process, just in reverse order. Start with just one or two sections of the conveyor belt, then add additional sections as you work your way further into the truck. 

Benefits of Using the Rapid-Veyor Modular Conveyor Belt for Truck Loading

As previously mentioned, modular conveyor belts are ideal for applications involving truck loading and unloading — and our very own Rapid-Veyor is the best, most versatile of its kind. It’s completely portable and comes in either 12.5’ or 20’ sections, so you’re able to customize it to suit your application. Other benefits of the Rapid-Veyor truck loading conveyor belt include:

  • Lightweight design – The Rapid-Veyor is extremely lightweight, allowing for quick and easy storage, transport, and setup. In fact, two people can set up 100’ of conveyor in just 10 minutes. 

  • Variable speed – The Rapid-Veyor comes with a variable speed drive that can operate in both forward and reverse, so you can load and unload items from your truck without having to move your entire system around. 

  • Standalone capability – The Rapid-Veyor can operate directly on the ground or on stands, so you can choose which setup is more ergonomic for your workers and efficient for your application.  

Looking for a streamlined solution for truck loading and unloading? The Rapid-Veyor is the best modular truck loading conveyor belt on the market. It can be adapted to suit your application’s needs — offering you a more productive, efficient, and profitable way to work. Give us a call or contact us online to learn more about how it can benefit your facility. 

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