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Jeff,

>From an old Architectural Graphics Standards:  Max. slope: 1:8; Min. length: 
30'; Recommended length: 40'.  (Footnote cites info from, "The Operations 
Council, American Trucking Associations, Inc.")

Remember, the dock height is going to be dependent on the slope and any level 
or reverse slope that exists in the pit.  The specified dock height, usually 
4'-0" to 4'-6" would be measured from where the extended line of the sloping 
ramp intersects the vertical face of the dock and would *not* be the height 
of the dock at the face of the wall.

Also, the sloping ramp will cause the top of the truck to hit the wall well 
before the truck bed will hit a dock bumper unless the deck projects out a 
considerable distance.  Truck height is approx. 14'.

Hope this helps.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Jeff Fertich wrote:

. > Any suggestions or rational for the slope of a pit ramp for a tractor 
. > trailor loaded to a total weight of 100K of compacted paper must travel up
. > from a dead stop?