Pallet Quote

To request a pallet quote, you’ll first need to measure your freight


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What is a pallet?

According to Packaging Revolution, “The pallet, typically a form of tertiary packaging, is a flat structure used as a base for the unitization of goods in the supply chain. The MH1-2016 standard defines the pallet as a ‘portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as (a) base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load; often equipped with (a) superstructure.’ The superstructure is the assembly that is attached to the supporting base of the pallet.” You use these simple dimensions to form the basis of your domestic or international pallet quote.

Pallets are useful because they standardise everything but the height of a consignment. When your width and depth are all constant, you know how many pallets can fit side by side in a space. This is why palletised freight is so popular. Our standard pallet size is 1.2m by 1.2m, then the height varies. A quarter pallet is .6m, the half pallet is 1.m and the full pallet is 2.2m. And wood is the most popular pallet material. Although, other options are available including recyclable materials.

How to get a pallet quote?

First, you need to measure your consignment. How many quarter, half and full pallets are you shipping? Do you have any oversized goods? You’ll enter your collection postcode and delivery postcode into the quote calculator, choose same or next day service and submit your business details. Once your quote is confirmed, you’ll be issued tracking information so you can monitor the progress of your consignment. Your TPN Connect account is your one source for future collections and deliveries as well.

Generally speaking, all goods – once collected – are transported to a central hub. From there, they are all tracked and sent along via the local provider for their destination. (This is known as hub and spoke distribution.) It’s more efficient as there is less overlap of transit vehicles. This is also better for the environment, resulting in less fuel usage and emissions.

How to prepare your pallet for collection?

First, you’ll need to attach any transport documentation. Ensure all goods are packed tightly with strapping or plastic film so none of the goods shifts during transport. If you need help with this, we can assist for a small additional fee. You’ll be advised of the collection time and should await the driver’s arrival. Since all of our trucks are equipped with tail-lifts, the collection is easy. Your goods will be lifted into the trailer and begin their journey to the hub near Preston or Northhampton.

Using the TPN Connect portal, you can track your parcel’s journey. Once your consignment has been processed at the hub, it will make its way to the final destination. On arrival, it’s delivered to the closest flat and hard surface. Don’t worry, we’ll never deliver on gravel or behind gates. Your parcel will always be easy to access. You’ll get a confirmation that the delivery has been signed for and the transport is complete. It’s total peace of mind from end-to-end.


Trailer (Single Deck)
Trailer (Double Deck)



What happens on delivery?

We operate a kerbside delivery for all pallets. This means your goods are delivered to the nearest flat and hard surface at the destination address. We’ll never leave a parcel on unsteady gravel or behind a locked gate. Your recipient will sign for the parcel and take over ownership of the consignment from that point.

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What if my pallet is oversized?

We have special services for oversized freight. Our partner, TPN offers TPN XL – a dedicated, capacity-managed service for unusual or bulky palletised freight. Innovatively, they have a two-phase system for freight. Standard palletised freight is handled at night and bulky freight is handed during the day by a dedicated team. This gives it the expertise it requires to deliver it within pre-arranged windows.