Getting a quick, pallet transport quote.
When it comes to shipping freight on pallets, you want to be sure you are getting the best possible price, and the carrier you’ve chosen is reliable and can deliver on its promise. The best way to do this is to get multiple quotes from different carriers, which is one of the core features of our freight quoting platform.
Sending pallet freight in Australia.
Fast quotes on pallet shipping for your business. Find cheaper pallet rates – Full Truck Load (FTL) or Less Than Truck Load (LTL).
The Australian freight industry has gone through massive changes due to the impact of Covid-19 on every aspect of our lives. More than anything else, when we were isolated and confined to our homes the online shopping sector boomed. Shortages of personnel to drive delivery trucks, delivery parcels has also created longer than usual delays in freight pick up and delivery. Even the weather has contributed to the bottlenecks that seem to be forever present in our Australian and international shipping lanes.
Now more than ever, the focus on minimising freight costs is the highest priority for businesses who rely on sending and receiving freight – especially freight on pallets and skids. This is why the One World Courier network of Australian freight carriers is essential to keep our freight moving freely. Our purpose-built, multi-carrier freight price comparison platform connects to local freight and transport companies who run trucks from city to city as well as regional and interstate destinations.
For businesses who rely on importing and distribution of large volumes of palletised freight, our freight platform can make a huge difference. It’s easy, quick and reliable. To get started, simply create an account with One World Courier. Our freight platform is intelligent and accesses years of freight data to match the best pallet carriers who can meet your budget and delivery expectations.
Australian freight services – pallets and heavy goods.
Sending multiple pallets from Sydney to Perth for instance means you can choose from a wide selection of local freight companies specialising in road or multimodal freight (road, rail etc). If you’re sending full truckloads of pallets (FTL) on a single truck or semi-trailer, your goods will be on one truck and in most cases be delivered directly to the receiver’s address.
When sending a couple of pallets by road, where the volume of the pallets is less than a truck load (LTL) chances are your goods will be mixed with other goods and could make multiple stops before it reaches its final destination.
Given the complex nature of freight and logistics, there are many ways your palletised freight can be transported and delivered. Pallets can travel by road, rail, sea and air, a system we refer to as multi-modal. Whichever is the best route or method to get your pallets to their destination – you can be certain we have the answer.
One of the most important considerations is the ability for you to track your pallets in real-time, to help you manage what happens when your freight arrives at it’s final resting place.
Forward planning is one of the biggest drivers of business success. We understand you need to prioritise shipment and may need to arrange warehousing, sorting, packing and re-distribution, that’s why we’ve taken a lot of care to make sure you have 24 hour access to track your pallets through our online portal.
How big is a pallet?
There is no simple answer to that question, because pallets come in all shapes and sizes, however Standard Australian pallets measures 1165mm x 1165mm.
The standard Australian pallet size is also a good fit for rail freight containers, but can be unsuitable for the standard 20ft and 40ft ISO shipping containers that are used to export goods internationally.
Before sending pallets, it’s best to make sure they are adequate enough to fit the mode of transport. The last thing you want to do is pack your pallets only to realise they don’t fit the mode of transport.
When sending or receiving freight overseas, choosing the correct pallet is important. Pallets come in a range of sizes and the wooden variety have been treated to comply with ISPM 15 International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Typically an export pallet size is 1100mm x 1100mm, although there are different sizes and weights of pallets depending on the country or region you’re sending or receiving freight to/from.
Other popular pallet dimensions include:
– 1000mm x 1200mm
– 1100mm x 1100mm
– 1300mm x 1200mm
International pallet sizes can differ between countries and geographic locations, so it’s best to check on the dimensions of the pallet or skid before getting quotes – especially when sending and receiving international freight. This is where accurate measurement of the pallet volume can reduce the likelihood of extra charges being added to your final invoice.
When sending heavy goods, it’s best to use timber pallets as they are much better for holding large loads over long distances and can be stacked with ease.
Consider this when sending freight on pallets.
- What is the total weight of the goods on the pallet and is it within the freight carrier guidelines?
- Is the pallet stackable, or it it an unusual shape? This can affect the final freight price.
- If sending a pallet by air freight, make sure it can fit in the aircraft door and can be maneuvered in the cargo space safely.
- Make sure the contents of the pallet are wrapped and/or strapped securely. In transit, open flatbed trucks travel in all kinds of weather, so protecting your goods is a high priority.
- Attach shipping labels securely and additional documents securely to the outside of the goods. It’s good practice to insert any paperwork into sealable plastic envelopes.
- It may see obvious, although bear in mind that if picking up the pallet(s) requires a forklift, then it makes sense to arrange a forklift at the destination.
Getting a pallet freight quote with One World Courier.
Setting up a pallet freight quote is fast and easy with us. Once logged into our Freight Management Platform, simply add some basic details about the pickup and delivery postcodes, pallet dimensions and weight. Once that has been done, a list of carriers who are ready and waiting to pick up and deliver your pallet is available. Next, choose the best quote that suits your needs.
Is sending pallets by air freight cheaper than road freight?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on a number of factors. The most important thing to remember is the size and weight of your shipment determines the base freight cost. If you’re sending or receiving a large or heavy shipment, airfreight will of course be more expensive than sending by road or rail.
At One World Courier we help customers get the best pallet air freight quote when there is an urgent need for fast delivery. Depending on the pickup and delivery details it’s possible to get pallet freight delivered overnight via the network of road freight carriers who partner with us.
Before your pallets are ready to be picked up, be sure to wrap everything securely and clearly attach the correct shipping and address labels. One World Courier shipping labels are produced by our own software and contains essential barcodes and information to make sure your pallet freight reaches its destination in the agreed time frame.
Once the pallet has been picked up and is on its way, it can be easily tracked via our portal, so you’ll always know exactly where it is and when it will arrive.
You don’t need to be near a desktop computer to check the status of your shipment because our tracking portal can be accessed by a smartphone or tablet. We believe in total transparency and our software is smart and always connected to our partner network to allow the progress of your pallet(s) to be always up-to-date.