DELIVERY

Our Drivers are well-trained, experienced, and care about satisfying your desire to get the container where you want it, without damaging your property in the process.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS

Our Trucks and trailers are designed to deliver containers by using a tilting bed/trailer deck. The bed/trailer deck tilts up, placing one end of the container on the ground. We then drive out from underneath the container. This method requires a lots of open space in front of where container will rest, in order to pull completely out from underneath it.

Horizontal Clearance

Our 20’Containers will be delivered on a Roll-Back Truck, which is very maneuverable but requires generous open space when uploading the container off the back of the bed.

Our 40′ Containers will be delivered on with a Semi pulling a tilt-deck container delivery trailer. Although very capable, they are not all-terrain vehicles, and will require a lot of open space to maneuver.

MINIMUM FRONT-TO-BACK SPACE REQUIRED: 80′

MINIMUM FRONT-TO-BACK SPACE REQUIRED: 160′

 
 

Vertical Clearance

When uploaded, our trucks are 13’6″ tall. When the deck is raised to off-load the container, the front of the container can reach as high as 16′. Please keep bridges, power lines, roofs, etc. In mind when choosing a location for the container, and when directing us to the delivery pad.

Ground Conditions

Our trucks and trailers are heavy, as are the Containers they transport. There is a lots of weight on 2 to 3 axles. If the ground that we are required to drive across is soft, wet, or slippery, our trucks are likely to become stuck, which will requires an alternative location or delayed delivery.

SITE PREPARATION

Containers have steel Floor joists. It is a good idea to keep them dry underneath.

Gravel Pad

Although containers can be set directly onto level soil, the steel on the bottom of the container can rust when exposed to prolonged moisture. Care should be taken to keep the steel structural elements dry. Placing the container on a gravel pad is preferred, as it both keeps the underside of the container dry, and keep the container at ground level for easy access.


If you decide to create a gravel pad, Please remember to size it generously:
12′ x 25′ for a 20′ Container
12′ x 45′ for a 4 0′ Container

Cap Blocks

If gravel isn’t an option, the container can be also placed on Concrete Cap Blocks in order to raise of off the ground and get airflow underneath the container to prevent corrosion. The driver will help you position them as the container is being unloaded. Make sure to purchase the 4″ thick version, as they are less likely to crack under the weight of the container.


Please inform the driver if you plan to set the container(s) on blocks before it is unloaded. Once on the ground, we are no longer able to position under the container.

Cross Ties

Also commonly known as a railroad tie, a cross tie placed at either end of the container will do a satisfactory job of providing stability and air flow. Keep in mind that cross ties are wood and will deteriorate a lot faster than container. You might find yourself 10 years from now wondering how you are going to lift the container to replace the cross ties.


Please inform the driver if you plan to set the container(s) on blocks before it is unloaded. Once on the ground, we are no longer able to position under the container.