Load carrier (logistics)

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According to DIN 30781, a load carrier is a load-bearing means for combining goods into one loading unit . The load carriers include in particular the load-bearing conveying aids pallet , container and vehicle (semi-trailer). It facilitates the handling of the loading units and thus promotes the efficiency and speed of the transport chain .

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  1. DIN 30781, Part 1: Transport chain - basic terms, May 1989.
  2. Gudehus, Timm: Logistics - Basics, Strategies, Applications , 2nd update. u. exp. Ed., Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2004, p. 331 ff.
  3. Heimbrock, Heinrich: Palletless storage and transport systems as an alternative to conventional load carriers , Deutscher Fachverlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2001, p. 5ff.