Pallet Exchange

Thanks to the exchange of pallets, we provide you with the possibility of optimizing your activity and reducing your carbon footprint! This solution makes it possible to reduce both the distances traveled with empty trailers and the kilometers required to return pallets.

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Pallet Exchange

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How does pallet swapping work?

In order to guarantee safe transport in a truck, the goods are strapped and transported on a EUR pallet. The latter is a wooden pallet with four entries, in accordance with the quality standard 435-2-0. The basis of the pallet exchange is very simple: a truck transports empty pallets to the place of loading and exchanges them against goods already on pallets. The driver then drives to the unloading location with his loaded truck and delivers the goods. The driver must therefore normally collect the same number of empty pallets in exchange, promoting an efficient pallet cycle.

The Benefits of Pallet Swapping

Even if this service requires precise management and organization, the exchange of pallets has significant advantages for both companies and carriers:
Reduced cost: Exchanging pallets makes it possible to avoid buying a new pallet for each shipment. In this way, a pallet is reused 3 to 4 times on average.
A positive impact on the environment: This solution makes it possible to reduce empty truck trips and therefore their CO2 emissions. In addition, EUR pallets not only come from sustainably managed softwood forests, but they have the advantage of being repairable, reusable and recyclable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The pallet exchange system works as follows: when loading, the driver brings empty pallets so they can be loaded with stock. Upon delivery of the goods, he collects empty pallets. Normally the carrier returns the same number of pallets as received. A monthly statement is generated.

Specialized in the field of national and international transport since 1948, our skills and experience allow us to provide a wide range of services:

  • Swiss national and international transport : Specialized in international transport between Switzerland and Italy and vice versa, we offer solutions every day to transport your services in the entire Europe.
  • Transport in partial and full loads : We offer transport services in partial and full batches, nationally and internationally.
  • Transport express : We offer an express transport service that adapts to your needs. From small parcels to large batches, we put the ideal vehicle at your disposal.
  • Groupage : Our network of reliable partners allows us to offer you services efficient in groups.
  • Pallet exchange : On request, we have the possibility of exchanging pallets empty in Switzerland and also in Italy.
  • Transport exceptionnel : We offer a transport service for oversized goods in width, length and weight.
  • Transport of dangerous goods (ADR) : Our team is trained and authorized to transport dangerous goods in order to best meet your needs.
  • Goods insurance : On request, we can take out insurance supplement that will allow you to benefit from full compensation for any damage.
  • Customs formalities : we take care of the management of export formalities and of importation which can go as far as the payment of VAT and import taxes.

Our team is here to advise you

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding the shipment of your goods!

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