The difference between a pallet and skid is based on the construction. A pallet has four boards for the base that extend from each corner while a skid only has two boards as a base.


  • Dimensions are usually 48″ X 40″

  • Consists of a base extending from all four corners.

  • More difficult to drag due to the base having four boards

  • Better for stacking due to rigidity

  • Easier for a forklift to move


  • Dimensions can vary based on construction requirements

  • Does not have a bottom decks which makes it easier to drag

  • More flexible than a pallet