Crates, Pallets and Skids

June 3, 2020

What are Shipping Crates for?

How are Pallets and Skids Different?  

pallet has both a top and bottom deck that provides more stability than skids. Wood pallets are susceptible to damage from the elements and overuse. A skid is a single deck loading platform which lacks a bottom deck. It is a low-profile mobile platform which simply rests on pedestals attached to the deck.

Pallets are best for Strapping your goods to when shipping heavy (over 100 pounds to LTL or FTL Carriers) and Skids are best for your storage for heavy goods.

Crates are great for protecting your goods and can be custom-fit even for extreme-length shipments (to well over 100 inches long). Your freight, while in transit may be handled about 4 -5 times before being delivered. A woodn crate can be worth the cost for your valuable Freight. You can buy them fro Unline or other similar providers.

For more information Call the Shipping Emporium to find out which TL or LTL shipping will work best for you.

Call us at 703 304 8170 OR 434 990 4144 OR

You can reach out by email, or through or Online Form on

Thank you for your business!

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

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