Welcome to the Docks group of SmartGuy.com. Feel free to interact with other professionals from across the world. You can find professionals, find deals on services, find professionals who might barter, or simple post questions, comments, or suggestions. A loading dock or loading bay is an area of a building where goods are loaded and unloaded. They are commonly found on commercial and industrial buildings, and warehouses in particular, but can also be located near water.