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labarca Level 69
Answered 4 years ago
ISO (international standardization org.)recognizes six different size pallets as standard. You have to be more specific.
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In the US , the GMA (Grocery Mfg. Ass)pallet is the most popular at 48" x 40 ''.
But there are others including the beverage pallet at 36" x 36".
rtrdnrs Level 17 / registered nurse, retired
Answered 4 years ago
Is this a trick question? If your trailer is 48 feet long, and 98" wide - and a standard pallet is 3' x 3':
lengthwise, 48 ft divided by 3 feet (per pallet) is 16. However, that would not allow for any overhang of the goods loaded on pallets. Also, if you wanted to put 2 rows of pallets, concievably you could put 32 pallets. And, if the weight and type of packaging on the pallets allowed, you might be able to double or triple stack them. If you are loading only pallets with no goods on them, you might be able to load 6 or more high.You have to figure the total weight of your load.You do the math.
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bradhooper76 Level 2
Answered 7 months ago
The way you should load them is placing one right next to the others. You can fix 16 in a row perfectly but that might not work if you have a bunch of space between them. Your safe bet is to put 15 in a row. You can have two rows. That gives you thirty pallets.
faxman Level 31
Answered 7 months ago
According to my sources, a 48-foot trailer is 8'1" wide and a standard pallet is 4' x 4.' So 24 pallets should fit snugly within the floorspace of the trailer, if there's no overlap of cargo on the pallets, and no space between the pallets stacked the length of the trailer. But keep in mind,thats pushing it. You may want to load only 11 pallets lengthwise instead of 12 to compensate for any loading difficulties which make it impossible to load 12.

And it's normal for some entities to double-stack pallets, so that will double your capacity to 48, or 44 if you load only 11 lengthwise.
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