If you are a business new to palletised deliveries, it is best to have all the information necessary to make the right decision. With several haulage and logistics companies offering a range of similar services, you may find yourself a little confused about which option is the best for your company.

In this article, we have all you need to know about pallet delivery.

What is Pallet Delivery?


Simply put, pallet delivery is when you use pallets to move and distribute your goods. Often these are sturdy wooden pallet bases that can securely hold your goods to be efficient and convenient for transportation.

Businesses globally use pallet deliveries as an efficient way to deliver their stocks and distribute their products worldwide.

At Young Brothers, we offer comprehensive pallet services for all kinds of goods across the UK and worldwide, with our warehouse conveniently located in Kent. We use modern tracking technology and ensure that our drivers are fully trained, so your goods are well looked after on the road. Find more information about our palletised service here.

Now here are some key things you need to know about palletised delivers, how it works, and why your business should consider it.

Types of Pallet Deliveries

There are four types of pallet delivery you should be aware of, and these are:

  1. Pallet Courier– These are services involving the transportation of one or two pallets.
  2. Full Load Service– Services that require the entire space in the vehicle/ trailer.
  3. Part Load Service– These types of service can be used when you only have few pallets of goods to deliver. The service involves sharing the space in the vehicle with pallets from other customers.
  4. Dedicated Service– This is a dedicated service just for one customer. It involves having a dedicated driver coming to you to pick up your pallets and delivering them straight to the recipient. Compared to the full and part loads service, this service doesn’t involve the storage and is classed as an express delivery service.


Overall, pallet distributions are suitable for companies with the following requirements:

There are, however, few limitations to the types of products you can transport using pallets. Please get in touch with our team to find out if your goods are suitable for pallet delivery.

Choosing a Haulage Company

Here are a few questions you should ask the transportation company before you agreed to shop your goods with them:

How does Pallet Delivery work? Step-by-step process.

The details of your pallet delivery may vary depending on the transportation company, the network used, and the agreement made with the customers. However, here is a step-to-step guide on how the pallet deliveries generally work:

Step 1- Business contact the pallet delivery company. This is when you discuss and agree upon the collection of the goods, if the storage/ warehouse service is required, how many pallets are being transported, where to, and such.

Step 2- As a preparation process, items should be placed on pallets and secured with proper wrapping. Ask your transportation provider if they can assist you with this.

Step 3- Next, the pallet is collected by a delivery provider at the time and place stated by you, the customer.

Step 4- The goods are delivered to the distribution warehouse and loaded to another truck for delivery.

Step 5- The shipment goes out for delivery. At Young Brothers Transport, we offer a track and trace service, which allows you to keep track of your goods.

Step 6- Pallets are delivered to the recipient.

What is Distribution Network?

These are interconnected groups of storage facilities and transportation systems. It involves a group of companies, each with designated postcode areas from which they deliver and collect goods. This allows the companies to provide quick, cost-effective, and comprehensive solutions to the customers.

Young Brothers Transport is a member of the Pallet Track Network, which consists of over 90 strategically placed depots enabling us to offer comprehensive pallet delivery solutions across the UK and Europe. Find out more here.

Why use Pallet Delivery for your business?

There are several ways your business may benefit from picking pallet delivery.

  1. Cost-Effective: One of the key benefits of pallet delivery is how cost-effective it is. Pallets are not only durable but also versatile and can carry a range of items without any issues, damages, and breakage.
  2. Flexible and Fast: You can ship your goods with a quarter, half, full, and even oversized pallets, allowing your goods to be delivered safely no matter the quantity. Additionally, most domestic deliveries are offered the same, next-day, and overnight deliveries meaning businesses can benefit from quick and convenient deliveries.
  3. Comprehensive Service: Most delivery providers will be able to assist you with loading, unloading, and preparing your pallets at no extra cost so that your goods are secured well before heading out to the road. However, it is always important to ask the providers before picking one.

Get Started with Young Brothers Transportation

We offer a range of palletised and non-palletised delivery services as well as long and short-term storage solutions for all types of goods within the UK and Internationally.

For flexible and cost-effective haulage services, please get in touch with our logistics and transportation experts at 01227 751667, or email us at mail@youngbrothers.co.uk.

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