Anyone who has purchased a shipping container needs to prepare for delivery ahead of time. The buyer wants the delivery process to be smooth and straightforward. They need to develop a plan where the shipping container will be transported and stored. This post will go over the steps necessary to have a shipping container transported and placed successfully.
Best Ways to Prepare
Adapt Location If Needed
A shipping container needs to be delivered to a specific location. Choose where this location will be ahead of time and think carefully about this area. Make sure this place is somewhere where you and the company delivering the container can easily access it.
Verify that the size of the location is big enough. If your shipping container doesn’t fit on the site, this will be a big problem. This area should also be level and solid to support the shipping container. Remember, shipping containers are weighty and large.
Create a Foundation
Before the shipping container comes, look at the area you have chosen. Is the ground flat enough and sturdy enough? Concrete, gravel, and other foundation surfaces are excellent for shipping container stabilization. Place the container on a firm foundation to prevent sinking into the ground and begin to list. If the container is transported across the soft ground for final placement, use wood planks placed on the ground to create a delivery truck pathway.
Clear The Area
Once the ground is stable enough for the shipping container, make sure that there is nothing in the way. Clear the land and the surrounding area so the truck delivering your container can get in and out with ease. Remember to look up for power lines, trees, and other overhead obstructions.
How Will Shipping Container Be Delivered
How the shipping container is delivered will depend on a few factors:
- Whether container has Front or Side Door Entry
- Length of container
- Size of placement site
- Access to the placement site
A flatbed tilt truck can be used if the site has enough maneuvering space for the truck to back into the placement site and slide the container off. A flatbed truck can be used when there is tighter space but still needs room for a forklift or crane to deliver the container to the final placement.
Make a Schedule
Lastly, ensure that you have scheduled a time for your delivery. Talk beforehand to the delivery company. Confirm when and where you will meet. Be on time, and do not make the truck wait for you to arrive.
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