We have several delivery vehicles and transportation partners that are committed to making sure your new container purchase or rental is delivered quickly, safely and without headaches. It is important for you to understand what can cause issues and what type of preparation is necessary prior to delivery.
Delivery Vehicle Types
20' Tilt bed—This is our most maneuverable truck which is used to deliver containers that are 20’ in length and smaller.
40' Tilt bed—The 40’ tilt bed trailer is hauled with a small cab tractor that has an overall length of about 50'. This vehicle is capable of offloading and hauls containers from 25' to 45' in length and includes high cube containers as well.
40' Flatbed—By far the 40' flatbed delivery is much cheaper then tilt bed deliveries. Flatbed trucks can be brokered one way through our network of flatbed carriers. These flatbed trucks must be offloaded with a forklift or crane.
60' Step-deck—If you have a way to offload and are buying multiple containers we can deliver three 20’ units or one 20’ and one 40’ container on a 60’ step-deck truck. Once again you must offload the containers with a crane or forklift.
Containers are typically delivered with a tilt-bed roll-off truck. The driver tilts the bed up, and the container touches the ground. The driver then drives out from under the container. The delivery site needs to allow for 15’ of overhead clearance to accommodate the container on top of the tilt bed truck or trailer. To get out from under the container the driver needs at least the length of the container and the tilt bed truck, in a straight line.
20' individual delivery—8' of width,15' of height and about 60' in a straight line in order to offload the container.
40' individual delivery—8' of width, 15' of height and about 100' in a straight line.
40' flatbed and 60' step-deck delivery—Enough room for full size tractor trailer and room to turn around.
Common Delivery Questions
Q: Can I set my container directly on the ground?
A: Yes the container is suitable to be placed directly on the ground but requires adequate drainage and level surface. It is very difficult to get a level space so we do recommend the containers are placed on blocks or pressure treated wood. This will make it much easier to pick the container back up or level the container after it is delivered and loaded.
Q: Can you move or relocate containers?
A: Yes, although the container MUST be EMPTY. We do not move loaded containers. Due to the weight of the units it can damage our delivery equipment if the containers are not EMPTY.
Q: How quickly can you deliver?
A: FAST! We can typically deliver an unmodified sale or rental unit in 24 hours. If you are in a hurry and need a container right away, please let us know.
Q: Can you help if I do not have enough space for delivery?
A: YES! If there is anything that can be done to deliver a container we will make it happen. At additional expense we can facilitate the rental of a crane, forklift, or even use casters (wheels) to reposition the container once it is off the truck. Call us today so we can discuss your delivery options.