Tag Archive for: Term Of The Week

What Is Drive-In Pallet Rack?

Drive-in pallet rack functions by allowing  the forklift operator to enter the racking system from one side in order to pick up or pull out pallets.  While this type of rack is typically subjected to more physical damage from forklifts, drive-in pallet rack an optimize space effectively.  Drive-in rack requires fewer aisles, which allows for up to 75% more pallets to be stored in a given amount of space (compared to last week’s Term Of The Week, selective pallet rack).

Drive-in pallet rack utilizes what is referred to as a LIFO system of storage (last in, first out).  This is what allows you to store a large amount of similar pallets in a small area, giving you increased storage density when compared to standard selective pallet rack.