Pallet transport is one of the most efficient and widely used techniques when moving goods from the production centre to the storage space or to distribution companies.
Economical, easy to transport by light vehicles, with a high resistance to shocks… pallets have many benefits compared to other transport packaging methods and it is therefore essential to know perfectly how to prepare a pallet for an international transport, how they are labelled or how to store the goods in the van.
Preparing the transport pallet well is synonymous with avoiding problems or damages to the goods. It is not enough to just put boxes on top of the structure and that’s it, so you have to know how high you can stack them, how to secure the boxes or packages so that they won’t move in the loading space, among other factors.
The first thing to do is to create a structure in which the heaviest goods are at the bottom, next to the base of the pallet. Once the tower is assembled, which should not exceed approximately two metres, the most interesting thing to do is to use transparent plastic to create a solid and “single-piece” structure, and not too many various objects in those towers.
Wrapping transparent plastic around the goods several times will help them to take on a block shape and structure and prevent them from moving around or spreading easily. In addition, protective objects such as plastic corner pieces, etc. can be inserted.
With this, the transport pallets would be well prepared to be transferred into the van and start the journey to their destination.
There is an international standard for labelling transport pallets. This way, wherever you are in the world, you can clearly understand what kind of goods you are carrying.
This label contains mandatory information such as the name of the company responsible, product code and description, tracking and counting numbers of the goods, etc.
The regulations also stipulate that these must be included as barcode symbols, so that they can be read by machines with barcode readers at any point in the transport process.
The transport of pallets of goods must be carried out by experts who are licensed to drive mechanical bulls and are trained to carefully insert the pallets into the vans.
In addition to this, it is important to have traceability of the goods: what is the route of the transport truck, where is it going to pass? So that all this is recorded on the label and all the information is available to the public authorities at any time.
By following each and every one of these tips and guidelines, pallet transport is the best way to move goods from one place to another with a means of transport as simple and convenient as a van. All that is needed is to implement all of the above mentioned into the day-to-day operations of companies so that all transports can be carried out without any problems.