Rubber truck bumpers from Elasto Proxy help keep trucks and trailers on the road instead of in the shop. Learn how these impact-resistant rubber bumpers meet ASTM standards, and are available in 10 different types for vehicle protection.
Rubber truck bumpers help protect trucks and trailers as they backup to loading docks, or when a driver opens the truck’s side doors. They absorb energy from low-speed collisions and low-force impacts while helping to keep trucks on the road instead of in the body shop. These rubber auto parts cost less than truck body repairs, and are easy-to-install with standard metal fasteners such as screws, bolts, and washers.
Rubber truck bumpers are made from elastomeric compounds that can withstand sunlight, rain, snow, and incidental contact with petroleum products and automotive chemicals. SBR and EPDM rubber are good choices because they can handle these road conditions while providing good tensile strength and abrasion resistance.
Avoid Vehicle Damage
Shippers and receivers who have seen a truck hit a loading dock understand that even at low speeds, a moving vehicle can cause significant damage. In a warehouse environment, repeated impacts or serious collisions can damage the structural integrity of a concrete platform. Trucks and trailers that sustain damage may need to be taken off the road, and that means the loss of a revenue-generating asset. Fortunately, rubber bumpers provide a simple, cost-effective solution to help keep your trucks rolling.
Keep on Trucking
Although some truck drivers now use dashboard cameras, maneuvers such as 90-degree alley docking or offset alley docking aren’t easy. Broken or uneven pavement, standing water, and poor lighting conditions can also complicate straight-line backing. Collision avoidance sensors in cars may be helpful, but truckers need to do more than avoid a crash. Truckers need to move a trailer as close as possible to a dock while driving in reverse. Rubber bumpers aren’t a substitute for driving skills, of course, but they can help to protect your assets.
Reliable Rubber Truck Bumpers
Elasto Proxy supplies 75-durometer (Shore A) rubber truck bumpers to trucking companies, repair shops, and truck body manufacturers. All of the rubber bumpers that we offer have embedded washers and attach with standard fasteners that you provide. Ask our solutions providers about product samples, minimum order quantities, and lead times. First, however, let’s consider how Elasto Proxy’s rubber truck bumpers meet industry-standard testing requirements.
Industry Standards and Rubber Bumpers
As the spec sheet that accompanies this article indicates, Elasto Proxy’s rubber truck bumpers meet the requirements of tests from ASTM International, a leading standards organization. The following list contains these specific ASTM standards and properties.
- ASTM D-2240 for Shore A hardness (durometer).
- ASTM D-412 for tensile strength, elongation, and modulus.
- ASTM D-573 for hardness change, tensile strength change, elongation change, and volume change.
- ASTM D-624 DIE C for tear resistance
- ASTM D-792 for specific gravity
- ASTM D-395 for compression set
- ASTM D-1171 for resistance to ozone
- ASTM D-2137 for resistance to low temperatures
To compare the ASTM test standards to the actual test results, download Elasto Proxy’s spec sheet for molded rubber bumpers.
Ten Types of Rubber Truck Bumpers
Elasto Proxy supplies ten different types of rubber truck bumpers to help protect your vehicles from damage caused by low-speed collisions or low-force impacts. These products are available in different shapes and sizes, and have pre-drilled holes that support the use of fasteners.
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For more information about these rubber bumpers, please contact Elasto Proxy.
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