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7 Freight Transport Essentials for Preparing Stackable Pallets

Every day, we see shipments going out with stacks of pallets. We want to make sure that your product arrives in the same condition it left your facility. So, we’ve put together a list of steps to follow when preparing your stackable pallet for freight transport. These tips will help you avoid damaging your product and harming your customers along the way.

Stackable pallets are ideal for connecting and sending multiple items at once.

Stackable pallets are ideal for connecting and sending multiple items at once. Whether you’re sending them via plane, train, or truck—or even if you need to transport them by hand—these are valuable tools that can help make this process easier and more efficient. To get the most out of your stackable pallets, there are several things to consider:

  • You should always use proper shipping labels so that they can be identified throughout the shipping process.
  • When stacking these pallets together, you’ll want to be sure they’re stable enough to not fall over as soon as something heavy lands on top of them (and remember: it’s not just about how much weight each individual pallet carries). This is why having strong glue is important—it will help keep them from falling apart when stacked.
  • Another thing worth considering when using stackable storage units is safety; if someone were hitting against one side of a stack then all four sides would topple over easily! To prevent accidents like these from happening in warehouses around town we suggest using some sort of protective buffer between each layer so nothing gets damaged during transit.”

Stacking it wrong could damage your product or harm your customer.

When stacking pallets during freight transport, there are 9 things you need to keep in mind.

  • Stacking your product incorrectly can damage it and harm your relationship with a customer.
  • If you stack the pallets wrong, you could also damage your brand and reputation as a company.
  • You’ll also get sued by angry customers because of poor stacking practices. This will cost money and time for an insurance claim in freight transport, which eventually translates into lost sales due to lack of trust from customers who chose not to shop at your business after hearing about what happened with their loved ones’ injuries from using defective products that were made by mistake by someone else’s company when they went shopping for groceries once upon a time (and found these types of problems). They may even take legal action against those responsible for making their loved ones sick; this means more time spent dealing with lawyers instead of focusing on growing profits so that everyone will have enough money when they retire someday – whether they work hard or play hard!

Here’s how to do it the right way.

  • Use the right type of pallet.
  • Use the right type of strapping.
  • Use the right type of packaging.
  • Use the right type of tape.
  • Use the right type of fillers (this is where you can use those plastic bottles and whatever else you want to fill in any gaps).
  • Packaging material (bubble wrap).

Step 1: Understand the proper stacking weight of your pallets

First, you need to understand the proper stacking weight of your pallets. The proper stacking weight for a particular type of pallet will depend on what product is being shipped and how fragile that product happens to be. For example, freight transport involving glass bottles with liquid in them, then the stack should not exceed 200 pounds per level (for safety reasons). If you are shipping boxes filled with books or other items that can withstand a little more pressure without breaking, then up to 400 pounds per level might work out just fine.

Pallet weight is often listed on the pallet itself or within specifications given by those who manufactured it. If this information isn’t provided along with your purchase, there are two ways you can determine how much each layer should weigh:

  • Calculate total weight of all products being shipped first so that you know how many layers your product will take up on average (it’s best if this calculation includes both lightest and heaviest products). Then subtract this number from total load weight in order find out if any additional layers will fit vertically before they start breaking under their own weight when stacked horizontally over other levels being carried elsewhere around warehouse/storage facility (this way gives more accurate results than simply guessing based off how many boxes/packages look like they could fit underneath each one).

Step 2: Secure all items to the pallet with proper strapping techniques

Step 2: Secure all items to the pallet with proper strapping techniques

When securing cargo on a pallet during freight transport, you must ensure that everything is properly strapped down. Each item should have at least four straps around it (one in each direction) and each strap should be snug but not tight enough to cause damage or injury. In addition, this step requires that you follow proper strapping techniques as outlined by your manufacturer’s guidelines, which may vary widely depending on what you are shipping and how fragile your load is.

Step 3: Identify the center of gravity for all of your products

In order to determine the center of gravity, you’ll need to know two things: the weight and mass of your product.

The weight of an object is simply how much force it takes to keep it stationary on a surface (in other words, its gravitational pull). The weight is measured in pounds or kilograms and can be found online for most common products.

The mass of an object is the amount of matter contained within it. This can be calculated using Newton’s laws of motion: F = ma (force = mass x acceleration). For example, if you have 100 lbs., then your acceleration would be 10 lbs./sec2 when dropped from a height (assuming no air resistance). If this sounds complicated don’t worry—you don’t have to calculate these exact figures! Instead, just estimate them by counting up how many pallets’ worth are in each stackable unit that you’re trying to balance and multiplying that number by some reasonable value based on what kind(s) of freight they hold.

Step 4: Square up the stack so that all sides are level, even, and straight

  • Use a level to make sure that all sides are level.
  • Use a straightedge or yardstick to make sure that all sides are straight and even.
  • Make sure all of the pallets in your stack have been prepared in exactly the same way. It is crucial that each piece is identical to its neighbor so that it can be placed on top of it, which will result in a perfectly square pallet stack.

Step 5: Measure the dimensions of your package sizes

When you are ready to start stacking your pallets, you will need to know the dimensions of each product and the pallet itself. To do this, measure the length and width of each product as well as its height. If a specific box size is required for any items being loaded onto the pallet, also measure that box’s length and width. Additionally, if there is an outer container that will be used to transport or store these products (for example: a wooden crate), make sure to take note of its dimensions as well.

Step 6: Fill any air space in between each item with protective fillers such as foam or cardboard to prevent shifting during shipping

After you’ve packed your stacked pallets, fill any gaps between each item with protective fillers like foam or cardboard. This will help to prevent shifting during freight transport and help to prevent damage to the items in your shipment. Make sure that you fill all air space between stacked pallets, as this will dramatically increase their stability on site.

Step 7: Tape and prepare your pallet for freight transport

Tape the corners of the pallet, then tape along both sides of the pallet to secure it in place. Next, use strong double-sided tape to cover all four edges of your finished stackable pallet. Make sure that you’re able to remove this tape later on if you need to (for example, if you want to repurpose your pallets).

When you follow these steps, you will increase the safety of your business practices and avoid costly mistakes.

Follow these steps and you will increase the safety of your freight forwarding practices, avoid costly mistakes and help to prevent accidents.


Using the right materials and following these steps will allow you to freight transport safely and efficiently. By taking the time to properly prepare your stackable pallets, you can ensure that your package arrives intact at its destination and avoid costly mistakes or damage. If you want more information about how we can help with this process, please contact us today!

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