A pallet, sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver or other jacking device. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped.
While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, aluminum, paper, and recycled materials. Each material has advantages and disadvantages relative to the others. Bastian Solutions offers a wide selection of different types of pallets. Our team has the technical knowledge and experience to help you select the best pallet for your application. Give us a call today!