Drive-in & Drive-Thru Pallet Racking

Drive-in and drive-through pallet racking systems are high-density rack solutions. These racks allow a vehicle drive-in access to products being stored. The only difference between drive-in and drive-through pallet rack systems is in the way the pallets are stocked and picked. 

The drive-in system only allows loading and unloading pallets on one side of the racks. The lift truck raises the load to the height of the rail and places it in the specified storage location. Drive-in pallet racking is designed for last-in, first-out inventory(LIFO), so it is best suited for non-date-sensitive products.

On the other hand, the drive-through pallet racking system allows the loading of pallets on one side and the unloading of pallets on the opposite side. The truck does this by driving into racks themselves. The drive-through pallet racking system is best suited for first-in, first-out (FIFO) systems, so it is ideal for time-sensitive and perishable products.

Features and Technical Specification of Drive-In & Drive-Through Pallet Racking

  • High-density
  • Low-selective pallet rack system
  • The depth reduces the need for aisles and increases space utilization
  • Specifically designed for uniform pallet loads
  • Easy to assemble
  • Cost-effective
  • Suitable for bulk storage
  • Enhanced warehouse safety

Benefits & Applications of Drive-In & Drive-Through Pallet Racking

  • Reduction in warehouse space is required since the system uses fewer aisles
  • High storage density
  • If your drive-in/drive-through pallet racking system is well optimized, it can withstand between 6-8 pallets deep
  • It allows for easy movement and better control over entry and exit
  • Allows for easy reconfiguration of the system as required
  • Suitable for storing low rotation loads of the same type

Installation and Maintenance of Drive-In & Drive-Through Pallet Racking

Assemble all the tools you need to install your drive-in/drive-through racking system, such as:

  • All uprights and beams
  • Shelves or decking
  • A chalk line
  • A tape measure
  • A level
  • A lifting device


  • Before anything, you first need to read the installation guide that came with the product. Instructions may vary with different manufacturers, so this step is essential.
  • Check that all the pallet rack components are complete and in good shape. Warped or cracked parts will only give you problems halfway into the installation.
  • Prepare the workspace and ensure the building or wall can handle the weight.
  • Fix the upright, rear beams, front beams, and shelves.

Drive-In & Drive-Through Racking Accessories and Customization

Drive-thru pallet racks can be customized and come with different accessories for protection of the pallets and goods, such as row spacers, shims, anchors, upper longitudinal beams, forklift guide rails, frame and upright protection, base plates, horizontal braces, upright, pallet beams or support rails, brackets, pallet backstops, etc. 

Drive-In & Drive-Through Pallet Racking In Stock 

Canadian Rack Technologies can provide custom manufactured systems tailored to each client’s requirements.

Choose Drive-In & Drive-Through Pallet Racking from Canadian Rack Technologies

At Canadian Rack Technologies, our drive-in and drive-through racking have been engineered to the highest industry standards. Contact us today for drive-in pallet racks in Toronto or Mississauga We can design drive-through racking systems in almost any configuration you want, so you can maximize the available space and height in your warehouse at an affordable cost.

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