Question Around Securing A Load

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PackRat's Comment
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Oh, lest we forget that pallet products may shift. Come to a Walmart DC dedicated account and marvel at the manner in which the product is placed onto the pallet. Remember the old USPS commercial, "If it Fits, It Ships"? That's some of the loaders motto. Common sense is NOT in effect!

Examples:

A single row of 3 gallon buckets of lard on the bottom. Let's stack 1000 lbs of canned green beans on top of this for an 800 mile trip. Should be okay!

Any bags of potatoes will be on the bottom for 75% of the pallets. Conversely, any small, individual plastic container of berries will be on the top, and at the tail of the trailer to experience maximum vibration and bounce.

Boxes of eggs will normally be palletized, but not shrink wrapped. Think they'll tip over? DUH!

Stacking of the product onto the individual pallet is just as large a concern as the pallets moving around IMHO.

They don't all look like these.

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Art M.'s Comment
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1: Boxes of eggs will normally be palletized, but not shrink wrapped. Think they'll tip over? DUH!

2: Stacking of the product onto the individual pallet is just as large a concern as the pallets moving around IMHO.

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1: completely forgot about the eggs.. my bad.. yeah, eggs do actually have to be strapped down, tight:)

2: once again, pallets do not move inside the trailer, ever, yet stuff can be falling down from them, tipping over, hanging over, out, in, whatever. If the load on the pallet is hard enough to withstand the strap, by any means, strap it down, if you are not sure about it being "moving". I've done many local UNFI multi-drop loads for small stores and restaurants around WA, OR, ID in the past, had eggs under milk, packers screwed up, crashed ON THE PALLET, but nothing moved, ever, I rest my case)

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