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Shipping Skids

A skid is a type of load bearing platform used to transport freight more securely, similar to a pallet, but is non-stackable and has a single deck.

What are Shipping Skids?

Skids don’t have a bottom deck, which means they only have a single surface where the goods are loaded. They can easily be dragged throughout a warehouse, much like a pallet can. 

These platforms also provide a certain level of stability that can be beneficial for specific types of loads, which include:

  • Generators
  • Construction equipment
  • Furniture
  • Long pipes
  • Medical equipment
  • Precision instruments

Skids are useful in situations where height restrictions could be an issue. These platforms are slightly shorter, which means taller varieties of cargo can pass height requirements. 

Visit our freight resources blog for valuable articles and expert tips that will help you optimize your logistics operations and streamline your supply chain to minimize such charges. 

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