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January 22, 2024

How many pallets can fit in a semi-trailer?

Efficient loading is essential in transport. You obviously want to be able to make the best use of space. In this comprehensive blog, we take a deep dive into the world of pallet spaces and trailers, touching not only on the basics but also discussing strategies to make the best use of your loading space.

The World of Pallets

Pallets, the indispensable building blocks of the logistics world, come in a range of varieties. From the widely known Europallets to the robust block pallets, each type has its own unique specifications. It is essential not only to know which pallets you are using, but also to understand their dimensions and weight. This information is the key to effective and efficient loading. In this article, we will assume the Europallet (EPAL) and the open block pallet, as these are the most common pallets in Europe. 

Europallet size: 80 x 120 cm (load capacity 1500kg)

Block pallet size: 100 x 120 cm (load capacity 1000kg)

How many pallets fit in which type of trailer/truck?

In the overview below you can see exactly how many pallets fit in the type of semi-trailer or truck. 

Type of trailerEuropalletsBlock pallets
Closed box3326
LZV5138
Open trailer3426
Combination trailer3830

 

Tip: Want to quickly calculate the number of pallet spaces in your trailer? Then multiply the length (in cm) and width (in cm) of the loading space and then divide this by 9600. So: (length x width) / 9600 = number of pallet spaces

Double the number of pallet spaces!

A LayerLok double decking solution is ideal in situations where the load cannot be stacked on top of each other, e.g. a pallet of boxes. By creating a second loading floor, you can use the full capacity of the vehicle. Our solutions (XP, AF and SC) can even be used with mixed loading heights. For example, you can double the number of pallet spaces in a semi-trailer from 33 to 66. This increases your efficiency and reduces your CO2 emissions per kilometre.

Would you also like to double the number of pallet spaces? Then ask about the possibilities of retrofitting a LayerLok solution.

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