When it comes to packing your pallet, you want to be ensuring the safe packaging of your pallet. This is to make sure it’s secure in transit and not at risk of damage. Whilst sometimes things can go wrong in the transport industry and accidents will happen, ensuring the safe packaging of your pallet delivery, will give you the best possible chance of your customer receiving the delivery in perfect condition.
To keep any possible damage to an absolute minimum, it is recommended to use protective packaging materials such as bubble wrap, cardboard corners for your pallets and of course plenty of shrink wrap to keep all items secured. It’s worth noting that should you encounter any damage to a pallet delivery and it is due to insufficient packaging, then this may affect any potential claim you have with the transport company. It is only ever worth using high quality packaging materials and not cutting corners by using cheaper, less reliable packaging supplies.
If you are shipping an engine or a gearbox on a pallet, it is important that you drain all fluids from the various components of the engine and gearbox. Failure to so could potentially mean that the transport company refuse to collect the pallet and if they do collect and a leakage occurs during transit, any damage your item causes to another parties goods may leave you open to a possible claim.
If you are transporting liquids in bulk, ensure you are using adequate packaging to transport these liquids. There are plenty of stores online where you can purchase suitable containers that hold liquids in bulk, a simple search of Google will bring up plenty of results.
As most people who send pallets for delivery, are using “used pallets” it is important that the quality of the pallet is checked before any goods are loaded onto it. Make sure you ask yourself “Is this pallet suitable for the weight I am planning to load on it”? Also make sure you thoroughly check the quality of the pallet, making sure there are no signs of damage or breakages to the pallet.
Lastly remember to not have any overhang on the pallet as this can mean you risking possible damage to your goods or another parties’ goods. Also the transport company may charge you for additional space your pallet(s) occupy on the truck.