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)