Trailer Steps


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Lightweight & Durable Stairs for truck and semi-trailers

SEMI Step

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth standards for all aspects of working conditions to ensure that all employees have a safe working environment. Upside’s Trailer Steps comply with the current OSHA guidelines and provide safe travel in and out of a semi-trailer.

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Durable, Long Lifecycle

100% industrial-grade aluminum.
Won’t rust, warp, or rot.

Aggressive Tread

Heavy duty 3” grip strut channel decking.

Optimal Width

Wide 4’ clearance allows for two-way traffic and enough room to load bulky items.

Safe Design

Always OSHA-compliant. Heavy duty railing on both sides protects from trips and falls.

Easily Relocate

Weighing only 95lbs, stairs can be easily moved or lifted into the trailer.

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Standard Trailer Step
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Double Top Trailer Step
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Trailer Step side-by-side

SEMI Step Features

We manufacture three different styles of semi-trailer steps for 48″ tall trucks. The trailer steps are lightweight aluminum, so you can easily move them when they are not being used.

SEMI steps are OSHA-compliant

OSHA-Compliant

Our SEMI steps are always OSHA-compliant. Heavy duty railings on both sides ensure worker safety and stability while loading and unloading truck trailers.

Reconfigurable

Relocated and Reuse

Upside’s SEMI steps, while rigid and sturdy, The lightweight aluminum construction weighs approximately 100 lbs., so it can be easily moved or lifted into the trailer.

Longlasting with 100% Aluminum

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our aluminum SEMI Step stairs will never rust, warp, or rot. The stairs are low maintenance and will last much longer than wood or steel.

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Slip-Resistant Decking

SEMI step decking features an aggressive heavy-duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance.

SEMI Step Product Line

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SEMI Step Specifications

The standard Upside SEMI Step is 4’ wide, allowing two-way foot traffic. Stairs are 40” high, so the last 8 inches step up into the 48” trailer. The trailer steps can have either a single top step, double top step, or a 4’x4’ platform.

SEMI Step Spec Illustration
HEIGHT (without platform)40″ tall to accommodate 48″ trailer (last step up into trailer)
HEIGHT (with platform)48″ (platform is flush with the back of trailer)
WIDTH48″ between handrails, 51″ out-to-out
RISER HEIGHT8″
TREAD DEPTH9.5″
STEP GUARDRAIL36″ high
PLATFORM GUARDRAIL42″ high
PLATFORM (optional)48″ X 57″ (W x L in the direction of travel)
DOUBLE TOP STEP (optional)Additional 9.5″ to depth of standard top step for a total of 19″
WEIGHT CAPACITYLive load: 100 lbs. per sqft ; Point load: 300 lbs over a sqft area
APEX stair ramp system components

The APEX system is a line of integrated access products that can be configured to meet the most challenging applications.

Product Resources

  • BIM/CAD Files
  • Product Info & Tech Specs
  • Specifications (CSI Spec)
  • Elevation/Plan Views
APEX System PDF
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The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

Thank you for the quality work.

Thank you for the quality work. The stairs definitely enhance the look at Lakeside [Garden Apartments]. We appreciate your service to us, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tanya P.

Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

The quality was fantastic, and they showed up quickly. From the time they were pulled off the delivery truck, the stairs were assembled, stood up, and lag bolted into the floor in under 1 hour. We really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience we have had with Upside Innovations. Plus, the stairs are much sturdier than I had even hoped for. Below is a picture of the steps installed on the side of our gun range. Thanks again for the great job.

Derek P.

Worked out great.

Everything worked out great. Thanks to your team for taking care of the details.

Leo D.

I am very impressed.

It went together well, I am very impressed that your fit and finish was as tight as it is. Thanks again to everyone involved in the project.

Vince B.

Fit perfect and was easily assembled.

The platform and stairs are now up and installed and are fantastic. It fit perfect and was easily assembled just as you said it would. Thank you for a wonderful product.

Ken W.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery.

Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

So easy to work with!

Upside was so easy to work with! From estimating, to product selection, and all the way to delivery, they were very responsive and easy to work with. When we need another set of stairs, we will be buying them from Upside Innovations.

Matt S.

The steps are well built.

The steps are well built and sturdy enough to handle our needs safely but yet light enough for two men to move without the use of equipment.

Matthew P.

Upside innovations was a pleasure.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery. Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Love the quality.

What a great product to work with. Love the quality and ease of assembly!

Denny R.

Our Services

Our team designs, manufactures, ships, and installs ADA & IBC-compliant stairs, ramps and canopies to fit YOUR custom project. Our experts will work with you throughout the project to ensure your installation is correct to your specifications and code compliant.

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