What is a tailgate/liftgate and how is it used?

Information on what Tailgate/Liftgate is & how it’s used

What is a tailgate or liftgate illustration

A tailgate (Canada) or liftgate (USA) is a platform at the rear of the truck, used for loading and unloading heavy freight at locations without docks and forklifts.

Maximum freight dimensions and weight a tailgate/liftgate can handle depend on the carrier - they are usually 72”L x 48”W x 82”H and 1300-1500 lbs.

Tailgate/liftgate falls under ‘Special Handling’, and if your location doesn't have a dock or a forklift, you should select the tailgate on the quoting page, in order for us to provide you with an accurate quote. Please find more information on ‘What falls under special handling?

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