We’ve all seen pallets and pallet freight services out for delivery, pallets stacked up waiting to be used and pallets being loaded or emptied by delivery and distribution companies. This is a common method for transporting products from A to B for pallet shipping services. However, why are pallets utilised, and how do they work for companies and businesses? Let’s find out more.

Durable and weather wearing

Pallets, which are normally composed of wood, are a sturdy but lightweight foundation for transporting goods. Some pallets are built of plastic or metal, which are lighter and more durable. A well-packaged pallet’s stability ensures that items are protected, and damage is minimised.

Uniform size and shape

Pallets have a uniform footprint of 100 × 120 cm, making them simple to store and transport. This allows haulers to precisely determine the amount of space pallets will take up on vehicles or in storage. Forklifts can fit through the slots at the bottom of a pallet, allowing it to be transported quickly and safely. Pallets can be loaded and unloaded from trucks as they arrive at their destination.

Fast and convenient

Pallets have a normal size of 100 × 120 cm, making them simple to store and transport. This allows haulers to precisely determine the amount of space pallets will take up on vehicles or in storage. Forklifts can fit through the slots at the bottom of a pallet, allowing it to be transported quickly and safely. Pallets can be loaded and unloaded from trucks as they arrive at their destination.

Environmentally friendly

Pallets constructed of plastic or metal can be recycled after they have served their purpose. Pallets made of wood can be utilised for a variety of applications, and there is a market for DIY upcycling projects with used pallets. Wood is a carbon-neutral, natural material that decomposes over time. Furthermore, the efficiency of palletized freight provides other environmental benefits, such as lower vehicle mileage and fewer e-waste.

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