Trailer Restraint Provides Next-Generation Safety for Loading Docks

Talon is a next-generation approach to securing docked trucks, delivering great improvements in safe and effective trailer loading and unloading.

4 Front Engineered Solutions Talon Trailer Restraint
4Front Engineered Solutions

4Front Engineered Solutions introduced the Talon trailer restraint under both the Kelley and Serco brands. Talon is a next-generation approach to securing docked trucks, delivering great improvements in safe and effective trailer loading and unloading.

“The addition of Talon really cements Kelley and Serco as the leaders in loading dock safety solutions. Its clever design means that it works better with a wider range of trailers, cutting down on complexity while making it the most advanced trailer restraint system out there,” says Ryan Talbot, VP of sales and marketing at 4Front Engineered Solutions.

Key takeaways:

  • To keep redesigned rear impact guard (RIG) bars more secure during loading and unloading trailers, the Talon trailer restraint’s additional upper hook provides true four-sided RIG bar capture. The four-sided capture also prevents the RIG bar from hopping over the hook and releasing the trailer from the dock.
  • Talon is unique in that it accomplishes all of this as a powered restraint that does not use powered hydraulics or a motor.
  • Instead of a trailer restraint’s hook contacting only 2-3 sides of a RIG bar, the Talon trailer restraint makes complete contact with and surrounds all five surfaces of the pentagonal RIG bar while eliminating restraint release failure, ensuring the trailer can be released at the appropriate time, thanks to a proprietary locking mechanism.  
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