Piece of equipment that facilitates mechanical handling of stacked (palletized) goods for fork-lift trucks. Made usually of rough (undressed) wood and commonly 4 x 4 feet (1.2 x 1 meter in Europe) in dimensions, it can carry a typical load of one metric ton (1,000 kilograms or about 2,200 pounds), and serves as a base for assembling, handling, sorting, storing, and transporting goods as a unit load. Job specific pallets come in different designs, dimensions, and materials; such as a two-way entry pallet, four-way entry pallet, box pallet, post pallet, steel pallet, etc.
Also called a skid.

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  • The pallet we used to organize our warehouse was sturdy and cost very little. Overall I feel great about our warehouse inventory.

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  • Working with a big pallet can be a hard thing to learn so make sure your staff is trained on the right way to handle them.

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  • Everyone needed to pitch in when it was time to stack the pallets and transport the goods to the delivery area, but the foreman noticed that Chuck and Kenny always managed to disappear.

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