Case Study: Hero Logistics

Salvo™ Loading Dock Safety

Case Study: Hero Logistics

Salvo™ Loading Dock Safety

Hero Logistics creates a safe, secure, and worry-free
loading dock environment with Salvo

Hero Logistics started in 2006 at the Toyota plant in San Antonio, Texas as a freight shipping and trucking company. Since then, Hero Logistics has expanded into warehousing and now operates out of numerous facilities across the United States.

 

 

Challenge: Hero Logistics were looking to eliminate the risk of unscheduled drive-aways at the loading dovk with a cost effective, safe, and semi-permanent solution that met their facility’s needs.

Solution: Working with Salvo, Hero Logistics implemented a safety solution that prevented
unscheduled drive-aways at their loading dock and kept personnel safe while meeting facility requirements.

Results: Hero Logistics created a safe working environment at the loading dock for facility personal and eliminated the risk of human error at the loading dock.

 

 

“Most places have something in place to prevent
unscheduled drive-aways, but the Salvo Loading
Dock Safety System is the best solution I have
seen in action.”

Ron Ford
Manager, Hero Logistics
Laredo, Texas, USA

 

How a loading dock safety system created a safe, secure, and worry-free loading dock environment

In May 2014, Pierre Balson, at the time in the role of US Salvo Sales Manager, received a phone call from Hero Logistics. They were just beginning the search for a loading dock safety system to implement at their San Antonio, Texas location.

Hero Logistics were looking for a loading dock safety system that met the unique needs of their facility. They were on the search for a cost-effective solution that prevented unscheduled drive-aways from their loading docks, while still allowing for the warehouse doors to be open during Texas’s hot summer days. In addition, Hero Logistics leased their warehouse at the time and needed a loading dock safety solution that was semi-permanent and could be moved with them if they were to move locations.

Pierre recalled, “After Hero Logistics told me about the challenges they were facing at the loading dock, I knew the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System was the perfect fit. It met all of the needs Hero Logistics was looking to meet at their facility – low cost, safe, semi-permanent and could allow for the loading dock doors to remain open while still protecting employees from the fall from height risk.”

Following a site visit to the facility, Hero Logistics placed their first order for the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System. After a few months of using the system, Pierre received word that Hero Logistics was very pleased with the solution and that the system’s success would be shared with other sites within the region. The solution was keeping Hero Logistics personnel safe and eliminating unscheduled drive-aways at the loading dock.

Today, the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System is installed at several Hero Logistics locations, including the facility in Laredo, Texas.

When Ron Ford joined the Laredo, Texas location of Hero Logistics in the role of Manager, loading dock safety fell into his list of responsibilities. Ron was pleased to see that Hero Logistics prioritized safety and that a loading dock safety system was already installed at the 10 docks he was now responsible for.

“The thing I like the most about the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System is that we do not have to worry about a trailer or truck taking off early,” says Ron. “Knowing the trailers air brakes are locked out before the door can be used is a great comfort.”

With years of experience and seeing his fair share of near misses at the loading docks in previous roles, Ron understands the importance of safety and the dangers of the loading dock environment.

Ron stated, “Most places have something in place to prevent unscheduled drive-aways, but the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System is the best solution I have seen in action.”

Together, Hero Logistics and Salvo Loading Dock Safety Solutions have created a safe, secure, and worry-free loading dock environment that has eliminated unscheduled drive-aways and the risk of human error at the loading dock.

For more information about Salvo Loading Dock Safety Systems, contact us at salvosales@kirkkey.com.