How Many Pallets Does A Full Truckload Require?
Freight services by the entire truckload is used for shipments of 24 pallets or more and freight weights of 20,000 pounds or more.
Pallet or “skid” sizes are typically 42″x48″ or 48″x48″. Both sizes are roughly 40 pounds and 5-12″ tall. As many as 24 48″x48″ skids, or 26 42″x44″ skids, can fit on a 48′ trailer. It is possible to fit up to 26 standard 48″x48″ pallets or 30 standard 42″x48″ pallets in a 53′ trailer.
As long as the total weight of the tractor and trailer, plus the cargo, does not exceed 80,000 pounds, then the trailer can legally carry up to 45,000 pounds of weight on Canada & U.S. roads.
Manney Transport offers full truckload services to and from the contiguous 48 states.
Even if a shipment doesn’t quite fill up a trailer or weigh more than its maximum capacity, there are still many reasons to use an FTL transportation company.
When you use this method, your shipment will arrive quickly, safely, and affordably.
If you’re not sure if full truckload shipping is the best option, also possibly deciding on rail transport Manney Transport can help you decide on the right freight services including FTL Canada.
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