How can you prevent damaged pallets?

When sending items through a pallet courier, you surely want to go to every extreme to ensure your pallets go undamaged. Pallets are what effectively protect your goods during their journey, so it's only right that you learn the best ways to prevent damaged pallets.

Do You Have A Pallet Truck?

If you don't have a pallet truck already, you should consider investing in one for your benefit. The best way to prevent damaging your pallets is to ensure you are moving and handling them properly, with the correct tools and equipment.

When moving pallets around our warehouses, we use pallet trucks to help prevent any damage from taking place. The last thing we want is for your pallets to become damaged in our trusted hands, before reaching their final destination.

Check How The Pallet Has Been Stored

All pallets should be laid flat, especially when storing them. Whether you have picked the pallet from storage yourself, or you have purchased the pallet from a trusted supplier, you can always tell how it has been stored by checking its condition.

Inspecting the pallet for splits or damage is crucial to ensuring that your items are safe in transit.

Have You Overloaded Your Items?

Consider how many items you have loaded onto your pallet. If the pallet is carrying too much weight, it will become damaged during its journey and your items may become damaged as a result.

The best way to check this is to look up the size of your pallet, i.e. a full, half, or quarter pallet, and find out the maximum weight allowance for that size.

If your items exceed this weight, then you will need to select the next size up to ensure your pallet does not break between the collection and delivery point.

Ensure You Have The Correct Pallet Size

You must ask if you are unsure of which pallet size to select before checking out and confirming your booking. We will advise you on the appropriate pallet size to safely transport your goods. You can also find more information on our pallet size guide.

The size of the pallet you need mostly depends on the length, width, and height of your items. Another contributing factor is the weight; if your items exceed the maximum weight for your pallet, you will need to select a larger pallet.

Doing this will ensure your items do not overhang the pallet at all, and that your pallet does not become damaged or split when making its way through our delivery network.


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