What is a pallet?
A pallet is a strong, flat structure, specifically designed to support goods and provide stability when they are being lifted on a forklift, moved with a pallet jack, or being transported from between different locations.
While the most common type of pallet is made out of wood, they can also be constructed from plastic, metal, paper, and various recycled materials. Each one is used to hold and transport different types of goods.
What types of cargo should be palletized before transport?
Some of the types of goods that should be transported on pallets are:
- Fragile cargo, like glass and liquid bottles
- Building materials
- Domestic appliances
- Small and stackable items packed together