Loading meter - Loading meter,
width and weight
Definition of loading
1 Loading meter is 1m in length of goods on
a trailer/truck. 1 EP´ or 2 EP is 0.8 loading meters
Europe at Road transport 13.6 loading meters is general length for trucks like
In this category for 13.6 loading meter trucks can be
included also MEGA, BOX or FRIGO etc.
Because with 13.6 loading
meters can be loaded 33 (not 34) pallets with
((0.8m x 1.2m)x2 in width)x17 pallets in
length= 13,6 loading meters (in length)
Lets say you
have an order for 9 EUR pallets, how many loading meters left on a
9 EP = 4EPx2+1 or 4 pallets on each side
+ 1 pallet on one side; so 0.8 m x5= 4m of goods - 1
13.6m-4m=9.6m + 1 pallet = 9.6m loading meters left or 34EP-9EP= 25 EP
left; 25 EP-1=24 EP,
24/2=12 pallets can be loaded on each side + 1 pallet.
12EPx0.8m=9.6 loading meter and 1 pallet.
Width of trucks
(wide inside of standard trailer)
Width of "normal"
tautliners or bigger trucks is 2.48m. It may happen the width of the
cargo is 2.50m.
This kind of width is unsuitable for normal tilt
trucks, so it should and usually is carried out with FLAT or
trucks, which can carry such goods with no problem.
Weight of truck &
When doing groupage
for tautliners. It is very important to load the goods with more weight on the
where the truck has 3 axles. So if possible load lower weight of a
partial load/cargo in-front of the trailer,
and on the back of the trailer
the goods with more weight.
= Euro pallet with dimensions 0.8m (length) x 1.2m (width)