How to Prepare for a Shipping Container Delivery

April 17, 2019

Robertson Truck Group is dedicated to serving customers and partners with the equipment and knowledge needed to perform safe, accurate and high-performance container shipping and delivery. When preparing for a shipping container delivery, it’s important to remember a few things to ensure product and personnel safety and the integrity of the delivery site.

Read up on our shipping container delivery tips to understand how to prepare for a shipping container delivery.

1. Clear Delivery Area

One of the first shipping container delivery tips anyone will tell you is to prepare the area where the container will enter and be stored. Make sure the truck delivering the container has adequate room to enter through the gate and to maneuver through the area to make the delivery. This also includes checking the air space for power lines and other low-hanging objects, such as trees.

2. Lay the Groundwork

Shipping containers are extremely heavy. Depending on the size of the container, they can weigh anywhere from 25,000 to 67,000 pounds. If the ground a container will be stored on is wet, damp, muddy, or uneven, the container will sink into the ground. This will definitely through a wrench in any plans for the product in the container. Ensure the ground that the container will be on is dry, firm, and level. This is one of the most important shipping container delivery tips because a sinking container will cause a lot of damage.

3. Double Check the Work

After your container is delivered to you, check to make sure everything is clear. This means ensuring that the doors are opening and closing properly, and that there isn’t any undue damage to the outside or inside of the container. If there is, be sure to contact your delivery company to mitigate the issue.

4. Don’t Change

If the shipping container is going to be stored for an extended period of time, make sure that your site will not change drastically and affect the ability to move the container. If you have remodeling or landscaping plans in the near future, consider storing the container off-site or in a different section of your property.

5. Call Robertson Truck Group

Finally, one of the best shipping container delivery tips we can tell you is to call Robertson Truck Group. Our company has been in the trucking business since 1984 and our friendly and well-trained staff is able to deliver all your trucking and equipment needs. Don’t hesitate to call us at 740-397-4969 or visit our website, for questions about how we can help you prepare for a shipping container delivery.

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