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  • Having a shipping container delivered to a residential address can be substantially different than having one delivered to a commercial location, primarily due to the fact that most commercial locations will have a forklift or crane on site while residential locations typically do not. With this in mind, some extra tasks may be required when preparing a residential location for a shipping containe ...
  • Shipping containers are traditionally moved on a standard chassis and pulled behind a semi-truck, and in some cases are transported on a flatbed trailer. However in non-shipping use they need to be moved on something smaller and more nimble so the container can be put directly onto the ground, and in some cases picked up and moved to another location. If the shipping container is located at a faci ...
  • Are you a local towing or trucking company with a tilt bed trailer? If so, let us know on ShippingContainerDelivery.com. We’re always looking for local trucking and towing companies to move containers locally to residential locations that don’t have fork lifts or cranes on site. Delivering shipping containers to a residential buyer is different than trucking to most commercial buyers ...
  • When you buy a shipping container, many times the delivery will either be included in the price, or added as an additional cost. One opportunity to save a little money is picking up the container yourself, either on your own trailer, or renting/borrowing one. If you decide to pick the shipping container up yourself you'll need to keep a few things in mind. First, a 20' container weighs just under ...
  • Picking up a shipping container at the depot or similar location is easy. Pull in, the forklift or crane picks up the container and drops is on the trailer, and you're off and running. The other week we talked about unloading a shipping container without a forklift, and now we'll go through when you need to move a shipping or storage container and don't have the luxury of having a forklift or cran ...
  • Buying a shipping container for a commercial property with a forklift on site isn't a problem, however if you're a residential buyer or small business owner you may not have the ability to unload a shipping container with a fork lift or crane. If you fall into this scenario, you can still find a great deal on a shipping container you just need to have it delivered on a tilt bed trailer. Having a ...
  • The cost of having a shipping container delivered, unless it's free/built into the price, can have a big impact on the price of a new or used shipping container. And just as you'd expect, the further the container needs to be moved the more expensive it becomes - this is the primary reason that you should always look to buy a shipping container that's close to you. The ultimate goal is to find a s ...
  • We usually write about shipping containers, their uses, and the different locations you can find them in, places like depots, ports, local dealers, etc., but we don’t often discuss how they get there. The shipping container that you’ve bought and have sitting on your property, or the unit that you drive passed on a regular basis has lived a pretty interesting life. A few weeks ago we ...
  • So you’ve decided to buy a shipping container, and now you need to start planning the delivery.  In many cases, the company selling the container has either their own trucks for delivery, or contacts in the immediate area of the depot that can help get the container to you.  If they don’t provide logistical support, keep reading and makes notes on all of the points below as you ...
  • When you’re having a shipping container delivered to your home or business location the more your plan out in advance the faster it will go.  The biggest disservice you can do to yourself, and the driver, is to leave out important details that you may, or may not, know are factors.  We’ve delivered a lot of containers over the years, and have 5 tips that will make your delivery ...
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