As long as the site is clear and adequate spacing is provided for delivery, the container delivery process should take approximately 15-30 minutes.
Delays due to waiting time, blocked access, inadequate spacing, improper container loading instructions, etc will result in additional time which can result in additional costs.
The truck, trailer & container are heavier than most people expect. The average weight will be 35,000 - 40,000 pounds (depending on the container size). To ensure that your delivery goes smooth, please avoid the following issues that can delay the process or make the delivery impossible:
- Wet Ground/ Mud. It's a good idea to check the weather forecast and book the delivery when the ground is hard.
- High Grass. Please prepare the delivery spot and the access road accordingly.
- Snow/Ice. Please clear the area and have sand available in case the the truck gets stuck.
- Slopes. It's a bad idea to drop the container on a slope. Not only is it dangerous, but it will also twist your container and the doors won't function properly.
The space required for the delivery of your #Storecan storage container will depend on the size of the unit being delivered. The illustrations below demonstrate the minimum amount of space required for the successful delivery of your next storage container.
20ft Container Delivery:
The truck will require a minimum of 65 feet of straight line clearance. This space requirement includes the length of the container itself, the length of the truck deck and finally, the truck itself as shown above.
40ft Container Delivery:
The truck will require a minimum of 110 feet of straight line clearance. This space requirement includes the length of the container itself, the length of the truck deck and finally, the truck itself as shown above.
Height, Width & Visibility Restrictions:
A minimum height and width of 14 feet is required for moving a container. For unloading of the container up to 20 feet of height is required so the tilt bed can be raised up and the container slid off of the trailer. Low hanging tree branches, gates, ditches and other obstacles can easily damage components on the tractor or trailer, so please ensure there is sufficient clearance to avoid them. Limited visibility can create a safety hazard for the driver, so on the day of the delivery you should plan to have at least one person on site to act as spotter if low hanging objects such as electrical wires or telephone cables are potential problems.
The standard shipping containers have barn doors on one end, so the orientation of the container doors on the truck is very important to determine for final placement at your location.
Keep in mind that the truck backs into position to tilt the container onto the ground. Loading the truck with the container doors facing the rear will result in the doors being placed in their final position first.
If the container doors are loaded to face the cab of the truck, the doors will be the last part of the container to be placed onto the ground.
Doors to Cabin
Doors to Rear
If you would like to arrange your own pick up at one of our yards, the release information will be sent within 24 hours after the invoice amount is paid in full. PPE will be required to access the yard.
Not sure if your container will fit? Feel free to send us an email or give us a call to discuss your specific requirements today.