Does your company use single-use stringer pallets and dispose of them after each trip? Buying a new pallet for every load that ships isn’t sustainable economically or environmentally. While inexpensive, stringer pallets are prone to breaking, losing pieces, and shedding nails that can damage product and equipment and injure your employees. The problems associated with stringer pallets are common enough that many big box and club stores won’t accept loads shipped on them because they don’t meet basic aesthetic and safety requirements.
Instead, these stores demand that their partners ship product to them on much sturdier block pallets. These last longer and look better, but are heavier and more expensive than stringer pallets. Block pallets are intended for reuse in order to make the most of their durability. Reuse brings its own set of issues because it means having to return the pallets to your production centers, repair them, and clean them. Pallet pooling simplifies pallet management by taking on these responsibilities for you. The benefits of pallet pooling are simplified logistics along with a superior reusable platform for a price comparable to that of a stringer pallet.