Q:

How many standard pallets fit on a 48 foot trailer?

A:

Quick Answer

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

Full Answer

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

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How long is an inch?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much does 1 cubic foot of snow weigh?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a linear inch ?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where did the measurement foot come from?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:

Explore