Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be one of the most frustrating and challenging pieces of a freight spend.
There are many moving parts to LTL systems which can result in unexpected surprises. Common problems are lost freight and reweighs. This results in higher-than-expected freight bills, damages and reclassification of classes and item codes. This post will focus in on the reclassification and item codes.
While the design of a plastic pallet is a big factor in how a plastic pallet will perform, the more important influence comes from the type of material that is used to manufacture the pallet.
With the amount of abuse that a pallet endures in a single trip, it is very important to make sure that you are using a plastic pallet manufactured with the appropriate material for your application.
Now that summer is winding down, let’s think back to last winter as a reminder of what's to come.
The winter of 2013-2014 will go down as a winter to remember, though we’d all like to quickly forget! The cold temperatures, snow and ice affected us all. The weather caused all sorts of logistical nightmares for not only our industry but many others.
In talking with many companies in a variety of industries, I discovered that the most common winter issues were:
How do you know if a pallet design is going to be successful? You test it of course!
The goal of a pallet test is to compare different pallet designs, materials and their performance. There are numerous laboratory tests for evaluating all aspects of the pallet. However, the most important pallet tests fall within three parameters for pallet design:
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