How to Prepare for Palletised Freight | Palletways Online

How to Present Palletised Freight

Here are a few golden rules to follow from the Palletways network. In the first instance, all pallets must be presented to our driver in a condition suitable for road transportation. The driver’s decision is final on the pallet’s suitability for transit! 

1. Pallet Quality - 'Fit for Purpose'

  • A good quality of pallet should be used - remember your pallet will be handled between 6-8 times whilst travelling through the network. It must be stable and undamaged.
  • Any pallets requiring a tail-lift delivery should be on a good quality 4-way entry pallet
  • Goods should NOT overhang the wooden pallet base on any side

2. Load goods onto pallet securely

  • Goods must be secured adequately to the pallet through the use of good quality banding/wrapping
  • Wrap the goods onto the pallet - remember the goods might be delivered to an uncovered area. Pallets should be fully wrapped for weather protection
  • To check stability of your pallet perform a ‘PUSH TEST’. If you push the goods and they move or topple, they are not safe enough to travel
  • Any half or quarter pallets that cannot be stacked upon must be clearly labelled with ‘do not stack’

3. Ensure that an accurate consignment weight is declared

  • Failure to do so will result in delay or cancellation

4. Label the Pallet Clearly

  • Ideally label on two sides
  • include full details of the sender and delivery destination - including name, address and postcode along with any reference or contact details

5. Remember the maximum weight per pallet, in the Palletways network is:

  • 1000 Kgs per Pallet (for goods collected or delivered by Tail-lift)

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