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November 30, 2009 As countries industrialize, the issue of pallet standardization eventually becomes a barrier to logistics efficiency. In the earlier stages, decisions about pallet selection often are made by specific shippers who gravitate around what size works best for … Continue reading

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Pallets sizes
November 10, 2010

In the United States, the most common pallet size is 48 inches by 40 inches.  In giving the dimensions of a pallet, the first number is the length of the stringer or stringerboard, which is perpendicular to the deckboards, whose … Continue reading

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October 11, 2010

Overview Containerization for transport has spurred the use of pallets because the containers have the clean, level surfaces needed for easy pallet movement. Most pallets can easily carry a load of 1,000 kg (about 2,000 lb). Today, over half a billion pallets … Continue reading

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