Moving pallets are a staple in the transportation and logistics industry, with almost every truck and shipping container designed to efficiently transport pallets of freight. Strap mounts on large semi trailers are used to securely fasten laden pallets in place, allowing companies to transport their products from multiple vendors. Trucks from freight companies like Linfox and Toll are specifically constructed to optimize the movement of pallets, making them a crucial component in the trucking industry.
In addition to their use in the transportation of goods, moving pallets are also utilized for quick and efficient forklift loading and unloading of trucks. Without the use of forklifts, everything would need to be manually loaded onto the truck, a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. When the truck reaches its destination, the process is reversed, making the use of moving pallets even more valuable.
There are several different materials used to make moving pallets, including hardwood, softwood, and plastic polypropylene. Hardwood moving pallets are known for their longevity but are also very heavy, while softwood moving pallets are lighter but not as strong and prone to breakage. Plastic polypropylene moving pallets offer a balance of lightweight and strength, but they can be more difficult to come by than wooden moving pallets.
The standardization of moving pallet dimensions across the globe has also led to the development of shipping containers that can effectively store and transport these sizes. Inside shipping containers, moving pallets are frequently tightly packed and organized in an efficient manner. They are also commonly used by removalists for major commercial or national relocations, although this is not as common due to the need for specialized equipment like forklifts or pallet jacks and the requirement for a specific license to operate such machinery.