Drive-In and Drive-Through Rack

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Drive-in and drive-through rack is designed for last-in, first-out (LIFO – drive-in) or first-in, first-out (FIFO – drive-through) inventory management.

Pallets are stored on support rails that are attached to uprights and are accessed by a lift truck that drives in to the system with the load elevated to the height of the rail and placed in the selected storage location. Picking aisles are eliminated allowing for higher density in limited spaces, such as freezer or cooler storage. 

Since picking aisles are eliminated, drive-in and drive-through systems offer low selectivity. As low selectivity racking systems, they are ideal for storing large quantities of homogeneous products, products with long life spans, and products that require large, one-time moves. These products include furniture or fragile items that cannot be stored in block stacks.

Read below to learn more on drive-in and drive-through product flows, typical applications and other considerations. If you'd like to speak with a representative regarding drive-in or drive-through racking systems, fill in the contact form on this page or call (800)595-0400.

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Product Flow

In drive-in rack, the lift truck loads and unloads by entering through the front of the system and then backing out, making it a LIFO option. 

In drive-through rack, the lift truck is able to enter through both ends of the system for loading and unloading allowing for a FIFO storage option but requiring an additional aisle.

Specifications and Options

Frame types:

  • Roll formed – open and closed column
  •  Structural channel

In-bay lift truck guidance:

  • Floor mount guide angle
  • Rack mounted rub rail


  • Horizontal and vertical
    x-bracing is supplied as
    needed per design requirements
    and local code

Top tie beams and rail support beams:

  • Top ties to help stabilize the entire system
  • Rail support beams for rear position

Load rails:

  • Structural angle rail 3/16″ and 3/4″
  • Column section 14ga and 13ga
  • “Z” rails
  • Load rails are top-mounted to arm

Entry frame options:

  •  Off-set
  • Cant-back

Available in single or double deep entry design
Recommended up to 10 deep per side
Arms are tapered structural angle for clearance and strength

Complete Rack System Products and Services

REB Storage Systems International can provide you with products to complete your material handling system, including decking, shelving, and mezzanines.

At REB Storage Systems International, we combine our superior selection of quality products with professional, first-rate service. We will gladly assist you with selecting the right options for your particular needs and can provide additional support to help you complete your project. From rack system engineering to rack installation, we can help with all of the needs of your material handling operations.


If you need a complete drive-through rack system, we can help.
We've been creating high-density drive-in and drive-through storage systems for more than 50 years.  
Whether your project is large or small, we have the expertise to ensure your next project is a success.


Brian Dubin

All Products Automotive, Inc.

“We have been a customer for over 15 years. REB offers a good selection of products at great prices. They are an excellent source of materials along with suggestions and information on a variety of storage issues."

Bruce Moulton

Harrington Industrial Plastics

“REB is by far my favorite vendor, the customer service and dedication to making sure every order is complete and on time. Fantastic communication, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Gary Rothschild

Epko Industries

“First time customer and REB provided excellent service and competitive pricing. Would use them again.”

Elliot Sneen

Cabernet Corporation

“Great customer service with an accurate storage system!”

Richard Steed

Pacific Records Company

“We have used REB Storage Systems for a number of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Their entire staff are wonderful to work with and provide a seamless installation from beginning to end. Their focus to detail and quality installation has been a valuable resource to our company.”

Tom Beckermann

Felling Trailers Inc.

“REB Storage Systems provides a high quality product with the best customer service in the industry, no matter the volume of products we buy.”

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