When Should I Use Plywood On Loads?

When Should I Use Plywood On Loads?

Plywood is a great sustainable way of protecting palletised goods and ensuring secure transportation with minimal movement.
Plywood is often utilised between layers when double stacking pallets on full loads (FTL) as it protects the lower layer goods from the harsh pallets above ensuring your clients goods are delivered in good condition.
Another way plywood is used is between rows of pallets down the trailer as it helps prevent load movement and makes for easier loading and unloading as pallet wrapping cannot stick to each other.
Plywood should not be used when carting raw food products such us bulk bags of wheat etc. as any small splinters in the product can cause risk of a rejected load.
When carting raw food products in bulk bags etc, it is recommended to use cor-flute as there is no risk of it leaving debris in you load. However, it is not as strong as plywood.

What is that right thickness plywood to use on our trailers?

There is now correct thickness is every load is so varying in shape size and requirements. However, you must make a compromise between strength verses weight, as, for example 18 sheets of ply weighing in at 10kg each adds another 180kg to a b-double set. (based on using 7mm ply)
After undertaking extensive research Buchanans Group has found 7mm plywood to be the most competitive and balanced in the way of weight over strength. 7mm ply is most commonly used in industry and is a cheap

Where can I buy cheap plywood?

Buchanans Group is a supplier of competitively priced trucker’s ply. Specialising in sheets that are 2300mm x 1100mm x 7mm.
Supplied in packs of 92 sheets this ply helps your trucks maintain efficiencies while keeping costs down.