Container Care and Feeding

SIMPLE  STEPS TO PREPARE YOUR SITE FOR DELIVERY

Are you ready for us to deliver a container to your site?    
Not sure if one will fit?      Use this checklist to ensure that your site is ready to recieve the container.
Make sure you can check each box 
or delivery might be refused 
 (delivery charges still apply):

Container Deliver Checklist

  1. SPACE TO MANEUVER  Please make sure there is more than enough space for the truck to drive into the location, make wide turns, get between gates or other obstructions, and safely set up for delivery. Remember, trucks make wide turns and require extra space.                                                                                                                    
  2.  SPACE TO DELIVER    The truck will be almost 10' wide, and will need space to maneuver after the box is dropped, 60' for 20' containers and 100' for 40's, plus space to SAFELY turn and drive away.                                                                                        
  3.  FREE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS  The truck is 13' 6" before it tilts, and can be up to 16' tall at the peak during delivery, make sure there are no power lines, tree branches, awnings, or other obstructions around the truck and container.             
  4.  PREPARE YOUR SURFACE Ensure that we will be delivering onto a hard dry service. The delivery truck can weigh as much as 45,000-lbs., so soft surfaces such as mud or wet grass can cause the truck to sink and get stuck... If there is a risk of sinking, the driver may refuse delivery at the site. (Weather may effect delivery dates and times)  The best solution is to provide solid 16”x 8”x 4”concrete blocks covered with pressure treated wood blocks to be put under each of the 4 corners of your container. This will ensure air circulates and that your doors line up properly and open/close smoothly.                                                             
  5.  CARE AND FEEDING FOR YOUR CONTAINER   
  • Make Sure the Doors are Level. Even though containers are all steel, if they are on uneven surfaces or loaded heavy to one side, they can twist just slightly enough for the doors not to line up properly and be very difficult to open and close.  
  • USE CONCRETE CAP BLOCKS  COVERED WITH PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER UNDER EACH CORNER.
  • Keep Your Container Out of Water.  Steel cross members are used to support the floor, and if your container is in an area where water will regularly be underneath the box, those cross members will rust out and your floor will start to get soft. Avoid this by picking a location where water does not pool, and/or by placing your container on blocks.

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