Many customers ask about shipping contianer deliver, and while it's not a service that ContainerAuction directly provides we have helped plan and coordinate many deliveries and are willing to provide any advise or assistance that we can.
Storage Container Delivery Checklist
A majority of the time shipping and storage containers are delivered by a tilt bed trailer. With this in mind, before you schedule to have your shipping or storage container delivered, you should ask yourself the following questions:
If you're having a 20' container delivered does your location have a straight path of at least 40', with room for a 34' long x 9' wide rigid vehicle? This is a common vehicle size for a 20' container.
If you're having a 40' container delivered does your location have a straight path of at least 100', does your location have room for a 60' long x 9' wide rigid vehicle? This is a common vehicle size for a 40' container.
Does your location have a hard surface? Delivery vehicles will not normally drive over grass, fields, muddy areas or uneven ground, unless this has been pre-agreed.
Are there any underground cables or manholes?
Are there any overhead cables? If there are overhead cables, please let the hauling/drayage company know the height.
Are there any overhanging trees? If there are overhanging trees, please let the hauling/drayage company know the height.
If you need to offload or load containers from a public highway, let the company know and make advanced arrangements for any legal implications.
Does your delivery location have limited time access or specific opening times? Traffic and detours may cause unplanned delays.
A great container delivery reference that we found has been provided by the NPSA and J Staal Storage Solutions. Watch the informative video below to see a container being delivered.
If you have any questions about container delivery, or need any assistance in planning your drop off, feel free to contact our offices and we'll be happy to assist you.
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