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Pallets Simplified
November 12, 2013

Pallets Simplified

A pallet is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift. Goods are placed on it and they are secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap for shipping.

Pallets can be made of:

  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Metal

The standard pallet size is 40”x48”. Pallet dimensions are used to determine how many can be placed in a truck. Some of the common types of pallets are:

  • Two-way pallets: Pallets with forklift openings on only two ends. Also referred to as “unnotched” pallets.
  • Partial four-way entry pallets: Pallets with standard forklift openings on two ends and smaller side openings on the remaining ends.
  • Four-way entry pallets: Pallets with forklift openings on all sides for full accessibility.

Some of the benefits of pallets are:

  • Dramatically reduced labor requirement versus manual handling
  • Less risk of product damage
  • Palletized products can be moved more efficiently
  • Palletized products are easier to store in the warehouse
  • Pallets provide drainage and circulation for goods

At DRT International  we take pride in ensuring that your goods are packed safely.