Drive-in pallet rack
Apex Drive-in pallet rackDrive-In pallet rack is a high-density storage solution ideal for applications with high volumes of the same or limited SKUs. Drive-in pallet racking uses rails that run the full depth of the rack system to store pallets up to 10+ deep, eliminating the need for aisles. The forklift drives into the rack for put-a-way and retrieval.

The difference between drive-in and drive-through pallet rack is whether the system has forklift access on just one side (drive-in), or an entry on one side and exit on the opposite (drive-through). Drive-in uses last-in/first-out (LIFO) inventory rotation, while drive-through uses first-in/first-out (FIFO) rotation which is suitable for food and other perishable items with expiration dates.

Advantages | Considerations:

  • High density pallet rack system
  • Requires limited number of aisles
  • Ideal for high-volume, low-SKU applications
  • LIFO stock rotation – drive-in
  • FIFO stock rotation – drive-through
  • Systems can be underutilized as SKUs increase (honeycombing)

Drive in pallet rack

Drive in pallet rack

Drive in pallet rack


Dive-In to Drive-In 3D

No better way to see the space-saving storage density of Apex Drive-In than to see it at work in our new 3D video animation.

Our short-feature showcases an 8 pallet deep, 4 level high drive-in system, complete with durable abuse-resistant accessories built-in to stand up in any warehouse environment. Learn the basics here, then give the Apex team a call to see how drive-in can help you optimize space.

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Drive-in pallet rack formula