Delivery Tips

Shipping Container Delivery

Container delivery is accomplished with large trucks using
Tilt-bed or Flat-bed trailers.

Tilt-bed delivery is provides a convenient ground-level delivery  of 20 foot and 40 foot containers. Both Standard Height and High Cube containers can be delivered by tilt-bed truck.

Flat-bed delivery is available for 8’6″ high standard containers, and costs less when medium to long distance hauling is required. However, suitable off-loading/lifting equipment (crane, forklift) must be available at the delivery destination. Due to Federal Highway Height Restrictions, High Cube containers (9’6″high) must be delivered by tilt-bed truck or step-deck truck.

shipping container delivery tips

Tilt-Bed Delivery Tips:

  • The truck delivery system requires 60ft of straight clearance to off-load a 20ft container.
  • The truck delivery system requires 100ft of straight clearance to off-load a 40ft container
  • There must be 10ft of width clearance.

Tilt-Bed Delivery Tips:

  • Site should be flat and level preferably with a gravel, asphalt or concrete surface.
  • The area must be clear of debris, bushes, tree branches, etc. that would inhibit the off-loading process.
  • Delivery is quoted for completion of placement in 30 minutes or less.

Flat-Bed Delivery Tips:

  • Delivery is quoted for container off-loading within 1 hour of arrival.
  • Flat-bed trucks require 60ft of straight clearance for either a 20ft or 40ft container.
  • Lifting Equipment used to offload 20ft containers need 5,000lb capacity. (Forklifts need 8ft long blades)
  • Lifting Equipment used to offload 40ft and larger containers need 8,000lb capacity. (Forklifts need 8ft long blades).