Drive In and Drive Thru pallet racking is a high density storage system that optimizes space by making maximum use of the floor area and height of your warehouse. Drive-In and Drive-Thru racking utilized deep lane storage to reduce space usage, cut operational costs, and maximize storage density. This type of pallet racking is commonly used in applications for storing a limited number of SKUs. While selectivity is not prioritized for Drive-In and Drive-Thru systems, it reduces overall square footage requirements when compared to other types of storage solutions.


The term “Twinlode” originated over 20 years ago when we invented a storage solution for a world-leading company in the beverage industry. This single word is unanimously known in material handling for Double-Wide Drive-In racking. Learn more about Drive-In pallet racking in our Nor-Cal Beverage case study.


If you are looking for a reputable and trusted partner for Drive-In or Drive-Thru storage systems, you have come to the right place. We have decades of industry experience installing high-density storage solutions for companies around the world. 

High Density dual-wide Drive In (Drive-in) Pallet Storage System

Drive In Pallet Storage for Single-Wide & Double-Wide Applications

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Drive In Racking

With a Drive In system, drivers can load and retrieve pallets from the same entry point at which they were loaded, achieving Last-In First-Out (LIFO) inventory management. 


Drive-Thru Racking

With a Drive Thru system, pallets are loaded into one side of the racking system and unloaded on the opposing side for First-In First-Out (FIFO) inventory management, ensuring that the oldest goods are picked first. 


Drive In and Drive Thru storage solutions are high-density rack systems that reduce overall square footage requirements by 35%. Deep lane storage reduces space usage, cuts costs and holds more loads.


How To Operate a Drive-In Racking System

These systems allow forklift operators to traverse the entire length of the system, so the need for space-demanding aisles for truck movement is greatly decreased. It enables better use of available space through denser storage.


Construction (Structural or Roll-Form)

Regarding racking construction, both systems most commonly utilize structural steel over roll-form because of its structural capabilities and strength. Some of the many advantages structural steel offers are higher weight capacities, higher resistance to forklift damages, and increased safety because of its durability and strength.


  • Optimize space, cost effective storage
  • Double or single/double forklift can increase productivity
  • Elimination of additional uprights for every pallet position increases storage density
  • Side by side pallet handling stabilizes the load and improves efficiency and safety
  • Custom designed for your pallets and forklifts
  • High volumes, few SKUs
  • Multiple access aisles eliminated
  • Extra control over inputs and outputs


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Drive-in pallet racking is susceptible to damage, due to the design and presence of moving forklifts. It is essential to plan for regular rack inspections of your drive in racking system to identify damage, since ts structural integrity can be compromised by forklift accidents. Protect your storage system and prevent workplace accidents by signing up for a one-time audit or annual maintenance plan. 

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