Its amazing how many shippers just refuse to add in a couple lag bolts, despite the too small of a pallet.
I've had four seriously heavy Reliance Duty-Master "XES" or similar extreme service / severe-duty 3-Phase motors shipped off the same surplus dealer.
Dayton Ohio yard was decent.
Emailed after each go and again when buying the next one that I would happily pay extra if their krew in the New Mexico yard would kindly run a few SCREWS thru the motor feet into the pallet.
Next to last arrived with ONE screw.
ZERO! I kid you not..
Heavy 7.5 HP bugger was settin' on that shiddy pallet secured by not one damn thing but gravity and FRICTION!
Which wasn't good enough.
Valiant "Forward Air" worker-bees had been manhandling the fool thing back towards alleged-pallet center the entire journey, the last time in my direct eyeshot.
And as if it was all part of any pallet's rightful rations. BFD.
Gets to be an environment where there is never time to do s**t right in the first place, but time must be found to do it over, and more than just the one time?
A world where it is taken for granted that others WILL have f**ked, up, ALWAYS?
So one just expects that, corrects or works around the f**k-ups?
I call that "third world".
And the "real" third world does far the better job of protecting precious goods in-transit than we do!