A 48-foot trailer can hold 28 standard pallets at a time. Standard pallets are generally 48 inches wide by 40 inches long, so a 48-foot trailer that is 99 inches wide can be loaded 14 pallets deep and two pallets wide.Continue Reading
Trailers are designed to be slightly larger than the pallets they haul to accommodate for space lost when being loaded. This is also why the trucking industry uses a standard 53 foot trailer most often to haul dry goods, allowing more items to be carried on pallets.
Pallets that measure 48 by 48 inches are generally used to ship drums of liquids. Only 24 pallets can fit in a 48-foot trailer.Learn more about Measurements
An inch equals 1/12 of a foot and 1/36 of a yard in the U.S. customary and imperial measurement systems. It also equals 25.4 millimeters, or 0.0254 meters.Full Answer >
One cubic foot of newly fallen snow in calm conditions weighs 3.12 to 4.37 pounds, while 1 cubic foot of damp new snow weighs 6.24 to 12.49 pounds. The density of snow varies with its dampness and other conditions.Full Answer >
A linear inch is a unit of measurement that corresponds to one-twelfth of a foot. A standard inch is the same as a linear inch, because inches themselves are units of linear measure. Linear measures are one-dimensional, measuring length or distance along only one geometrical axis.Full Answer >
Although there is little historical data to document its development, the unit of measurement the foot was in wide use by the Greeks, Romans and Chinese before being incorporated into the French and English systems of measurement. Historians speculate that the foot may developed from ancient Egypt's Royal Cubit.Full Answer >