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Handling Unit

Handling Unit

Every distinct piece of packaged freight that will be moved with a forklift, pallet jack, or by hand is a handling unit.

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What Is a Handling Unit?

Every distinct piece of packaged freight that will be moved with a forklift, pallet jack, or by hand is a handling unit. Every handling unit in a shipment should have at least two shipping labels (on adjoining sides) to make sure the forklift operators and drivers have a good view of where the shipment is going.

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Handling Unit Examples

  • Six boxes on one pallet are one handling unit.
  • Six boxes on one pallet plus one palleted crate equal two handling units.
  • A wrapped kayak is a handling unit.

Every handling unit should be labeled if its contents are fragile, contain hazardous material, or if the handling unit is not stackable.

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