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Drive-In / Drive-Thru Rack Systems

Drive-In Installation
Drive-In Installation

Drive-In/Drive-Thru Rack Systems are an old and proven storage method that offer higher cube utilization by utilizing dense storage while taking less aisle space. Drive-In provides LIFO (last in/first out) storage in which lift trucks deposit and receive from one end of the structure only. Drive-Thru provides FIFO (first in/first out) and LIFO storage in which lift trucks deposit and receive pallets from either end of the structure.

One of the major drawbacks of Drive-In/Drive-Thru systems is "honeycombing" or empty slots that are unused do to the inability to access the slots until other pallets are removed. Consider using Push-back Rack systems to eliminate this problem.

Excellent uses for Drive-In/Drive-Thru applications include multiple pallets of the same SKU and staging of truck loads.

Layout of a Drive-In System
Layout of a Drive-In System