Drive In/Thru Rack

If you’re looking for used drive-in racks and/or a reliable drive-in racking system for your warehouse in New Jersey or another state, count on Diversified Rack & Shelving, Inc. to give you exactly what you need. In fact, our drive-in/thru rack is recommended for space optimization on low rotation items.

Drive-in and drive-thru racks are storage rack configurations that enable a forklift to drive into a lane of stacked rows (also known as a bay). The difference between these two pallet rack systems is whether the bays have an entry at both ends or one end. Drive-in systems have a common entry and exit, while drive-thru systems have entry points at one end of the bay or the other end. Because a drive-in system has one entrance it uses a “LIFO” (last in, first out) storage method. What’s more, because there’s only one entrance, the final pallet put into a row is always the first one to be removed.

A drive-thru system with two different entry points can also use a FIFO (first in, first out) storage method. With a FIFO system, pallets can be loaded in at one end and pushed back to the other end where they then end up at the front of the row on the opposite side. The initial pallet put into this type of row is the first one removed at the other end. This system is beneficial for those who have products that have expiration dates, or wherever shelf life is a concern.

Drive-in/thru racks offer high density storage for large quantities of similar products or pallet sizes. The frames of the drive thru rack are high and arranged so lift trucks can drive through the rails for access to the materials on skids. The storage space is increased because fewer aisles are needed and the depth of storage is increased.

There is limited selectivity with drive-thru racks. Drive-thru is used for high volume and low SKU products and storage of common-sized pallets.


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    Why use Drive-In vs. Pushback

    • High density storage
    • Limited selectivity
    • Good for seasonal inventory
    • Bulk storage


    Since our company’s founding in 1990, we here at Diversified Rack & Shelving, Inc. have possessed one of the biggest inventories of used and new racks all over the Tri-State Area. Furthermore, we have experience in both designing and installing warehouse materials for any need and budget, and our team will go above and beyond to ensure your warehouse functions to its full capacity. Our facility is conveniently located in East Windsor, NJ, and if you need a quote for any of our products or services, you can fill out a Quote Request Form right here on our site.

    For more information regarding the used drive in racks and/or a drive in racking system for your warehouse in New Jersey, please feel free to give us a call, or browse our site and fill out a contact form.


    "I could not have been more pleased with the work these guys did. I received several quotes and theirs was the most professional by a long shot. The guys who did the installation were beyond amazing. They not only did a great job, but went out of their way to make sure everything was setup the way we wanted and cleaned up after they were done leaving the jobsite better than when they arrived. "
    - Tim P.