# A europallet needs 0.4 meters

In the freight forwarding industry load volumes are calculated in loading meters. It is based on the cargo space of conventional trucks of 2.40 meters width. This width allows the loading of two transverse Euro pallets next to each other or three pallets placed next to each other with the long sides.

The loading meter refers to each "completed" running meter in the longitudinal direction of the loading area. This results in the calculation of the area of ​​a standard Euro pallet the load meter value of 0.4 per pallet. If a semi-trailer has a loading space of forty meters in length, that is forty loading meters, a total of ten europallets will fit into it.

The basic calculation formula for the load meter is to allocate the calculated area of ​​the load from length to width in meters through the width of the hold (2.40 meters).

With the dimensions of a Euro pallet of 1.20 meters and 0.80 meters, the cargo area is 0.96 square meters, which are divided by 2.4 meters. This results in the loading gauge of 0.4 for a Euro pallet.