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Local Pallet Pickup and Delivery within Australia

Freight Quote Australia’s pallet shipping service is one of the most cost effective ways to move bulky goods through the city and beyond. Here are some of the options we can offer:

  • pickup and/or delivery with a tail-lift (e.g. if forklift is not available at either end)
  • pallet collection and delivery direct to your home or business premises within the same city or region
  • Australia-wide interstate freight

“A responsibly packed and wrapped pallet
will minimise the risk of delays


Standard Dimensions for Pallet Transportation

Pallet shipping is a great way to transport products interstate and locally. When stacking and fixing items to a pallet, it’s important to note the standard pallet dimensions. Maximum pallet height for shipping is 1.8m, measured from the floor and to the top of the finished packed pallet of goods. This will ensure that no time is lost due to a smaller delivery vehicle not being able to legally or physically carry the goods, due to height restrictions. The maximum width of a standard pallet is 1.2m x 1.2m. Some pallets may be narrower than this, but regardless, make sure you check the final measurement of your packed pallet of items. It shouldn’t exceed 1.2m in width.


Hydraulic Tail-Lift for Pallet Freight

Sending your goods by a pallet delivery can be a good option in many ways, not least in the sense that all your items are packed together in one unit, meaning single boxes do not go astray. It is also much quicker to move a whole pallet of goods in one go than to manually carry a large number of boxes to where they need to be.

There is, however, one prerequisite; the pallet courier is dependent on a forklift or crane to load and unload the pallet at the pick up and delivery points. While this might be a good investment for someone who regularly needs to ship pallets around, it would be a very expensive way of moving a couple of pallets a few times a year. Here the solution is typically a hydraulic tail-lift.



Pallet Transport - Leaving Pallets Unattended

Business to business deliveries are usually unloaded at the receiving end by the customer, during business hours. However if the delivery address is a private home, your customer or the person at the receiving end may not be able to be home to sign for the delivery. In cases like this, you have the option to authorise us to instruct the driver to leave the goods unattended on site. You should only consider this option if there is access to leave the pallet out of sight from the road. If the goods need to remain dry, then we strongly recommend the use of a plastic pallet sleeve, pallet wrap or similar. Being raised on a pallet will protect the goods from damp and ground water, and a sufficient layer of waterproof plastic will help ensure that the items remain clean and dry even in the event of inclement weather.


Safe Strapping and Wrapping of Pallet Freight

  1. While a plastic sleeve and some tape will go a long way towards shower-proofing your pallet of goods, it should not be relied upon to keep the goods fixed firmly even to a small pallet. Although it may not appear necessary to strap certain goods to a pallet to keep them stable, you should never risk shipping pallet freight without first securing the goods firmly to the pallet. Use at least two straps, and if possible, tension tighten the goods to the pallet. This is especially important if you are shipping goods interstate, as there is a high likelihood that your cargo will at some point be unloaded at a depot and reloaded, perhaps onto a larger delivery vehicle. A responsibly packed and wrapped pallet will minimise the risk of delays, and will maximise the likelihood of your pallet freight arriving intact and on time at its final destination. Get a courier quote today!