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Glossary

Liftgate

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A liftgate is attached to the back of a truck to help with unloading.

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What is a liftgate?

A liftgate is a piece of trucking equipment that allows cargo to be lowered to the ground from the back of a truck. Liftgates are used in situations where the cargo cannot be unloaded in any other way, like with a loading dock. 

The trucker will charge a liftgate fee if they must provide a liftgate at a delivery destination. 

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