PLEASE NOTE: Be Ready for Delivery When the Driver Arrives
Once the driver arrives your site, delivery/offloading should only take about 30min (as long as your site is ready). If the driver is unable to safely deliver, the customer may still be charged a dry run fee. We outsource all deliveries to professional local haulers. The customer and driver on site are responsible for all safety decisions Please contact us if you’re not sure about your site.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR SITE IS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY:
SPACE TO MANEUVER
Clients are required to make sure the is enough space on site such that the trucks can make wide turns to get between gates and other obstructions in order to get the container in the desired sport. Remember safety setup for delivery.
Delivery trucks alone weigh tons plus a container on board makes the weight enormous. Dry and hard surface is necessary. so surface such as mud or wet grass may cause the truck to get stuck.If there is a risk of sinking in, the driver may refuse delivery at the site.
SPACE TO DELIVER
The truck will be almost 10′ wide, and will need at least 12″ on each side (12′ total width), as well as space to maneuver after the box is dropped (60′ for 20′ containers and 120′ for 40’s + space to turn and drive away).
FREE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS
The truck is 13’6″ before it tilts, and can be up to 16′ tall at it’s peak during delivery, make sure there are no power lines, tree branches, or other obstructions.
The Delivery Truck Needs Some Space
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please ensure there is adequate space for delivery and you have a safe environment for the driver. All of our haulers put safety first, and if we can’t safely deliver at your site we won’t, but you’ll still be on the hook for trucking charges. Nobody wants that, so please make safety a priority and ensure you have adequate space for delivery. The Tilt-Bed will need 55′ of additional space to deliver (75′ total for 20′ containers) and the Roll-Off truck will need 80′ of additional space (120′ total for 40′ containers).
Make Sure the Truck Can Access Your Delivery Site
In addition to straight away backing space, the truck also needs to be able to maneuver into position at your delivery site. Because 40ft shipping containers are delivered on a tractor-trailer combination, we’ll need extra space to make the turn off the road into your delivery site.
Unfortunately, in many cases this means we cannot deliver 40ft containers to residential locations. However, because 20ft containers are delivered on a shorter roll-back style straight truck, we have a lot more flexibility with delivery options for that size.
Please note, if we cannot safely deliver, you will still be charged for trucking (you’re always welcome to contact us if you’re unsure about your delivery site).
Keep Your Container Out of Standing Water
In order to support heavy loads while in transit, intermodal shipping containers have steel cross-members underneath the wood floors. The cross-members are strong enough to withstand some rust, but if you set your container directly on top of an area where water will pool after a storm that steel underneath the floor with eventually fail. Leaving you with a softening floor after only a few years on the ground. Please make sure to keep your cross-members out of water by having wood blocks, railroad ties, etc. ready for the driver at delivery.