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Drive In Pallet Racking System

Drive-In Pallet Racking storage systems provide convenient and easy access to pallets with the space efficiency and high volume storage of block stacking. Businesses require fewer aisles for drive-in pallet racking and are able to store up to 75% more pallets in the same space, making drive-in pallet racking an extremely popular and space-efficient choice.

Erect-A-Rack’s drive-in pallet racking storage systems comprise pallets stacked on cantilevered rails to form blocks. Blocks may be stacked up to 12 meters high with two opposing blocks serviced by a single access aisle.

Erect-A-Rack’s drive-in pallet racking channels are served in one direction. They can also be adapted to support FIFO inventory management and multi-direction channel access if necessary.

Erect-A-Rack tailors drive-in pallet racking storage systems to pallet, load size and handling equipment. Erect-A-Rack recommends drive-in pallet racking storage systems to clients seeking low-cost inventory management for few SKUs, high pallet quantities at high throughput rates.


  • High Volumes of the same SKU
  • Low range of Stock Keeping Units (SKU)
  • Inventory management in batches of pallets
  • High throughput rates
  • High land cost

Drive-In Pallet Racking Benefits.

Drive-in pallet racking solutions are ideal for businesses looking for high density storage and last-in, first out pallet storage configurations. They are ideal racks for seasonal items that move quickly and for cooler or freezers where space is very limited.

If you’re wanting to determine whether this storage solutions are right for your business, take into account the advantages and disadvantages of a drive-in pallet racking system as described below.


Advantages Disadvantages

  • Low cost of storage
  • Low cost trucks (Counterbalanced or Reach Type)
  • Floor level is not critical (front loaded).

  • High rack cost (however, high cost savings result)
  • Limited storage height (12m)
  • Medium to wide aisles required for handling
  • Direct access to every pallet
  • Loss of storage locations as only same SKU can be stored in a lane and incoming goods cannot be stored in the same lane, Recommended storage loss allowance 20-30%

Drive-In Pallet Racking Truck Specifications.


Aisle widths Lift height (recommended)
2.8 to 3.2m up to 8.5m


Aisle widths Lift height (recommended)
3.8 to 5.5m up to 8.5m

(Cubic capacity is based on pallet height and available clear storage height).

Although rack costs are highest, truck costs are lowest and storage unit cost is low when building. Talk to one of the expert teams at Erect-A-Rack to learn more about drive-in pallet racking storage solutions or our other products available, including cantilever racking, long span shelving, and second hand racking. Click on the button below to get a fast quote.

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