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46) Four way pallet

A pallet which, by its construction, allows forks of a lift to enter the pallet from both sides and ends.

47) General purpose pallet

A pallet that is designed and constructed for general use and is returnable. This pallet is generally double-decked in its construction.

48) One way pallet

A pallet that is designed and constructed so as to allow fork entry from only the back or front. Also, a pallet which is considered expendable.

49) Grab-a-block pallet

A pallet used in distribution operations wherein the center stringer or block is grabbed by a center clamp to steady the pallet enabling goods to be stacked on it at an elevated height.  These types of pallets may be made of wood or plastic.

50) Empty pallet stacker

A transporter or device used to distribute, move and store empty pallets.

51) All way entry pallet

The construction of the pallet allows entry from all sides and ends by a fork truck.

52) Type II pallet

Double-faced, flush-stringer or block, non-reversible pallet.

53) Fixed-wall pallet container

Container that features an integrated pallet and has fixed side walls.

54) Four-way entry pallet

Openings on all four sides of a pallet or the base of a pallet or container, which allow fork truck handling from all four sides.

55) Case pick from pallet

This is a selection activity performed within a specific type of storage area (often pallet rack).  Merchandise movement into these locations is in pallet load quantities from receiving or reserve storage locations.  Merchandise movement out of these locations is in case quantities.

56) Pallet double wing

A pallet constructed in such a way as to have the top deck extending out from opposite sides.

57) Four way stringer pallet

A pallet which utilizes stringers in its construction with these stringers being notched to allow four way insertion of forks.

58) Two-way pallet

A pallet constructed with stringers that do not have notches, so that fork tines can be inserted only from the two open ends.

59) Double wing pallet

A pallet constructed in such a way as to have the top deck extending out from opposite sides.

60) Pallet exchange program

A program agreed upon by several shippers and receivers with each party assuming responsibility for the total inventory of pallets.  These parties exchange pallets on a one-for-one basis with each transaction recorded and documented.  Program provides cost savings in off loading time and time pressures on warehousing personnel.