When organising a pallet delivery, the
abbreviations can be confusing. You may not be familiar with the jargon.
Every industry has its own terminology. You do
not have to be an expert, but knowing the most important terms can help you avoid
mistakes and difficulties.
If you are new to the freight industry, have a
look at these terms to help prepare you to ship your pallets:
A pallet is a flat structure made of wood,
plastic or sometimes even aluminium, used for shipping different items. Freight
transported on a pallet should be secured and packed according to the courier’s
requirements to ensure a smooth delivery. Once safely secured to the pallet,
the items are considered palletised
Certification of Origin
A certification of origin is a document that
provides information about the origin of the items in transport; the document mostly
applies to international trade.
A claim in this industry is a legal demand made
by a transporter for financial compensation for lost or damaged freight.
Full Truck Load (FTL)
A full truck load means that the carried load occupies
the entire space in a shipping truck.
Technology plays a big part in freight
distribution. Tracking numbers allow you to track your pallet. It is a unique
number assigned to you by the courier, and can be entered into the system at
any time to check the location of the shipment.
An oversized pallet is a pallet rack that has
bigger dimensions than a standard pallet and can be used to transport longer or
The Against All-Risk (AAR) insurance option gives
your freight full coverage during transit.
RHA and CRM Conditions
RHA- Road Haulage Association
CRM- Convention on the Contract for the
International Carriage of Goods by Road
Use this simple terminology guide to better
understand the pallet delivery industry before you ship. For more information,
contact the National Pallets team.
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