Best Pallet™

New Comprehensive Fastener Specification and Pallet Durability Model:

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Best Pallet™ is now available for annual lease, with discounts available for multiple licenses. Technical support and software updates are available during the entire one-year lease period. Click here to learn more.

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Free Demonstration Version Available

A free trial of Best Pallet™ is available. Review our brief overview video to see how the software works. Please note: the trial allows you three program analyses.

Best Pallet Free Trial

A 3-D Pallet Engineering Design Tool Made Easy

Finally! A pallet design software tool for packaging professionals, buyers and end users. Best Pallet™ lets you:

  • Design stringer pallets and block pallets
  • Analyze designs
  • Optimize designs
  • Create specifications with graphics
User-friendly and simplified for packaging professionals, buyers and end users, Best Pallet™ provides a structural design and analysis tool for all wooden pallets. Developed by one of the lead creators of the pallet industry association's proprietary Pallet Design System (PDS), Dr. Marshall White, and his team of experts at Virginia Tech's Center For Unit Load Design, Best Pallet™'s 3-D mathematical model is based on over 30 years of research on the scientific principles of wood properties and systems-based design.

The software gives the user the ability to:

  • Design stringer pallets and block pallets
  • Analyze all wooden pallet structures
  • Calculate maximum safe load weight
  • Analyze fork tine support strength
  • Analyze racking and stacking strength and stiffness
  • Access multiple common pallet designs
  • Choose from multiple wood species
  • Create specs with graphics
  • Design in US customary or S1 metric units
  • Convert to PDF

Getting Started with Best Pallet™

Watch the video below for a tutorial on using Best Pallet™ to design and analyze stringer pallets and block pallets.

Best Pallet™ - Getting Started

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Best Pallet Video Overview

Best Pallet™ Output Examples

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Best Pallet Sample Output Analysis
Best Pallet™ Sample Output Analysis

Best Pallet 2D Output Analysis
Best Pallet™ 2D Output Analysis

Best Pallet Lumber Input Screen
Best Pallet™ Lumber Input Screen