How many Pallets??

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  1. tcullan

    tcullan Bobtail Member

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    How many pallets will fit in a 48 foot trailer? straight in, sideways, chimney blocked?
     
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    Elvenhome21 Heavy Load Member

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    i believe its 500 for a 48' for 48x48 if its 40x48 you can fit another 40 on.
     
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    'olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    HUH???
    Asumming no or very little overhang
    standard 40x48 wood
    24 strait
    26 pinwheeled
    28 double sideways
     
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    2insane Bobtail Member

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    48' Trailer, they still exist?
     
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    Jaguar115 Medium Load Member

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    I believe he was talking about stacking floor to ceiling? Just pallets? I have no idea..and yes 48 footers still exist.. Ugh
     
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    BanditTrucker Light Load Member

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    its 24 pallets for a 53 footer, so 20-22 pallets for 48 footer...?
     
  7. rogueunh

    rogueunh Heavy Load Member

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    25 in a 48 foot reefer trailer.
     
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    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    I just had 570 CHEP pallets put into a 53' van. You can take off two rows of 38 (stacks of 19) to make a 48' van.

    So you should see 494 (570-76).
     
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    Ever run the northeast?

    I've noticed that good condition 48's are getting popular with guys who run CA all the sudden...Railroad lobbyists have clout.

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    It depends on the pallets, and the overhang, but I can tell you from experience (we still have at least nine 48'ers) that anything heavy will almost always fit, but shippers dont always know that, and brokers almost NEVER know that. I look at the breakdown of the load and make my own determination.
     
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    rogueunh Heavy Load Member

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    For what my company hauls, 53's are a waste of space. 48 is perfect.