First, unit loads reduce incidents of pilferage and theft because
packages from an enclosed load are difficult to remove.Moreover,
unit loads are much easier to track than individually packaged
products, making the "disappearance" of goods more detectable.
Unitized loads moved by forklift or pallet jack, are less likely
to suffer damage than loose boxes carried by hand. Moving a unitized
load throughout a warehouse minimizes the risk of product damage,
for instance, a small carton or box may receive impacts from 30"
or higher when accidentally dropped by hand, a unitized load will
seldom receive 12" in drop.
It is less likely in LTL shipments that dense, heavy items will
be parked on top of palletized unit loads. Hence, your goods stand
a greater chance of not being damaged. The same cannot be said
of cartons shipped individually.