What is the difference between a pallet and skid?

A palette is normally a two-deck hardwood or softwood support frame for transit and stacking, typically 117 x 117 x 15cms in Australia.

A skid is normally a single-deck timber, plastic or metal support frame for transit, which can be smaller or larger than the typical pallet dimensions.

Both pallets and skids can be lifted by forklift trucks.

Unfortunately the two names are sometimes used interchangeably.

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