New Dock Plates are made for bridging the gap between your loading dock and a trailer. Dock plates are suited for foot travel, warehouse carts and both manual and electric pallet jacks. If you need to travel over with a forklift, you need a new dock board. Note: When determining size needed, the width of the dock plate should be 12 inches wider than the load. New dock plates have the following features: Various sizes & capacities available, Safety stop feature to help secure dock plate, Not for forklift use, Beveled edges for easy travel and Typically feature handle holes for easy lifting.