Different Types of Pallet Racking and the Benefits Associated With Each Type

Pallet racking systems work to group goods into a unit load that expedites storage and transport throughout the different stages of the supply chain. Pallet racking was developed during the Second World War to facilitate transport and was constructed of wood. In modern times, pallet racking is designed to support heavy loads and serves a vital role in almost all the logistic phases of the company. For handling inside the warehouse and during the transport process, the system saves time, optimizes the use of space, and protects the integrity of products in transport. Taddeo Logistics & Consulting LLC is a pallet rack transport company in Jacksonville, Florida. As an LTL freight broker, we offer transportation routes across the U.S. and Mexico. We partner with GlobalTranz, accessing a support system of more than 75 best-in-class LTL carriers and a team of more than 2,400 employees.

Advantages of pallet racking systems include:

  • Reduced loading and unloading times
  • Better use of available space by way of compacting goods
  • Safe transport of products
  • Greater adaptability for transportation and handling
  • Clarity for stock and inventory control
  • Lower handling, transport, and storage expenses¬†

There is a wide array of pallet types, classified by dimensions or manufacturing material. Most options comply with standard measurements to accommodate forklifts and the assortment of machinery and tools involved in handling. The types of pallet racking systems available from Taddeo Logistics & Consulting include:

  • Selective Pallet Racking for easy accessibility of products and suited to warehouses that manage a wide variety of different stock-keeping units (SKUs)
  • Drive-In/Drive-Thru Racking that allows forklifts to drive directly into the rack and accommodates warehouses that handle large amounts of similar items
  • Push-Back Pallet Racking that is loaded from the front and pushed back the next pallet, working well for warehouses with multiple pallets of the same product
  • Pallet Flow Racking takes advantage of sloping rails and gravity to feed from the loading to the unloading side, making it ideal for FIFO (first-in, first-out) inventory strategies
  • Cantilever Racking that utilizes arms extending from a collum to accept long or oddly-shaped products, such as sheets of plywood, pipes, and lumber¬†
  • Double-Deep Pallet Racking works to increase storage capacity by accepting four pallets stacked back-to back, reducing aisle space and increasing storage density¬†
  • Mobile Racking incorporates motorized bases moving on rails, making it ideal for cold storage applications or anywhere maximizing space is vital
  • Mezzanine Racking with a loft built over existing racks or shelving to doubt floor space benefits warehouses without sufficient floor space and unused vertical space
  • Carton Flow Racking is set up for boxes or cartons and is ideal for warehouses requiring efficient pick-and-pack operations