Standard pallet sizes. Pallets are portable platforms used to package items for freight shipping. There are two pallet types: stringer pallets and block pallets. Stringer pallets are built with 2? x 4? wood, plastic or metal ?stringers.?
A pallet /?p?l?t/, sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver, or other jacking device, or a crane.