Probably the most common type of wood pallet is the 48×40 pallet, also known as the GMA pallet. This wood pallet size first became popular with groceries, and it is called a GMA pallet because it was first adopted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, now called the Consumer Brands Association. With a standardized shipping pallet size, logistics became much easier as pallets of goods could be easily transferred from manufacturer to warehouse, to retail.
Trust Oak Creek Wood Products for GMA 48 x 40 Pallets
For all kinds of wood pallet shipping solutions, Oak Creek Wood Products is a leader, and 48×40 is our most popular pallet size.
Benefits of GMA Pallets
Standard size for a shipping pallet means that forklifts and pallet jacks can easily pick up the pallet to move it around a warehouse or load it onto a truck. This pallet size also maximizes space during transport and storage.
48×40 Pallet Specs
48×40 pallets have deck boards that are 5/16 inches thick and 3 inches wide. They can be accessed by forklift in two ways (from either short end) or four ways (on all sides).
Could the standard 48 x 40 GMA pallet size work for your business? Contact Oak Creek Wood Products today for a consultation.