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)