Container delivery is not a difficult task but you must be prepared.  Please review the steps associated with getting ready for your container delivery.

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Once you have selected the right shipping container for your needs, preparing the drop off site for delivery will avoid potential problems and protect your unit. Whether you choose from Container Alliance’s selection of shipping containers for sale or a shipping container rental, these important tips will ensure a successful drop off. For a fast and efficient delivery, confirm these steps have been completed with your sales representative ahead of time. 

Step 1 – Choose the Right Container

First, take a good look at the location and decide which container fits the space properly. Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes and door configurations. Depending on the location, a smaller container may be the right fit to accommodate doors easily opening and safe delivery. 

Step 2 – Measure Delivery Space

Don’t forget about the delivery trailer and the space required for the truck to maneuver and unload the container. As a general rule, twice the length of the container plus 10 feet in a straight line is needed for a successful delivery. Adequate width is also required but the amount of length is typically the most common issue with delivery. Too often, people wrongly assume 40 ft of space can accommodate a 40ft container. A roll off is the most effective way to deliver shipping containers and ample room in a straight line is essential. Take the time to confirm shipping container sizes and shipping container dimensions, then measure the delivery space to prevent headaches on delivery day.

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Step 3 – Prepare Location

Is the land level? If not, the doors may not open and close easily. Wood blocks under the container is a good solution if you plan to place a container on uneven land. Is there adequate drainage? To avoid damage, sinking, and leveling issues, keep your Corten Steel container out of standing water. In case of a storm, drainage is important. Aside from placing the container on gravel, wood blocks under the container serve as a good solution for this issue as well.

Also, please report with pictures of any possible problems with the route taken by the delivery trucks. This includes possible snags such as trees, power lines or other obstructions. Keep in mind, trucks take wide turns, and adequate height clearance (16’) and width clearance (12’) are required.

How it Works:

Containers are typically delivered with a tilt-bed roll off truck. The professional driver tilts the bed up, and the container touches the ground. The driver then pulls out from under the container. To get out from under the container the driver needs at least the length of the container plus the tilt bed truck, in a straight line. We always encourage pictures and any additional information that would make the trip easier for our drivers.

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