What is a truck capacity

How many pallets fit in a truck?

Answer: Between 12 and 34 pallets fit in a truck. The exact number, however, depends on the type of pallet and the truck used. These factors are taken into account in the table below.

If you want to transport a large amount of goods from A to B, you usually need many pallets and a truck. In order to work as cost-effectively as possible, the sender asks himself how many pallets he gets in a truck.

To find out this value, you need the following information:

  • Which pallets are used (i.e. how big are they)?
  • What type of truck are used to transport the pallets (i.e. how much storage space does it offer)?
Tip: At the end of the article you will find a table with an overview of the truck types and how many pallet spaces are available in each case.

Pallet types

In Europe, Euro pallets with the dimensions 1200 x 800 mm are predominantly used. So-called industrial pallets are increasingly being used in plant and machine construction. These have a dimension of 1200 x 1000 mm.

Truck types

A rough distinction is made between the following types of trucks:

  • Motor vehicles with and without a trailer
  • Swap body train
  • Articulated truck

All truck types have the same shop floor width at 2.45 m. This is optimized for Euro pallets and industrial pallets so that you can place two or three pallets next to each other to save space:

Example motor vehicle 7.5 t: Loading area: 6000 x 2450 x 2400 mm
If you put the Euro pallets perpendicular to the length of the truck, three Euro pallets fit next to each other. Overall fit 15 euro pallets in a motor vehicle with the dimensions 6000 x 2450 x 2400 mm.
If you put the Industrial pallets across the truck, so two industrial pallets fit next to each other. Overall fit 12 Industrial pallets in a motor vehicle with the dimensions 6000 x 2450 x 2400 mm.

Depending on the version, the length of the loading area changes and thus the number of pallet spaces. You can see in the table below how many pallets there is space in which truck.

Overview of truck types with pallet spaces

Truck typedimension
Euro pallet
Parking spaces
Industrial pallet
Parking spaces
Motor vehicle 7.5 t
6.00 x 2.45 x 2.40 m15122.8t
Motor vehicle 9 t
7.20 x 2.45 x 2.40 m17143.5t
Motor vehicle 12 t
7.20 x 2.45 x 2.70 m17146.0t
Trailer for 12 t
6.00 x 2.45 x 2.40 m15127.0t
Motor car 18 t
7.20 x 2.45 x 2.50 m171410.0t
Trailer for 18 t
8.10 x 2.45 x 2.50 m201613.5t
Motor vehicle 26 t
7.30 x 2.45 x 2.40 m181412.0t
Swap bridge hoist 40t
2 x (7.30 x 2.45 x 2.40 m)362824.0t
40t articulated truck
13.6 x 2.45 x 2.70 m342625.0t
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