The Ideal Container Delivery Site
Get Simple Box is a multi-location storage company that provides shipping containers for people who are looking to ship or store their belongings. One thing that sets Get Simple Box apart from other container companies is the quality of their delivery service. Whether you are looking for a storage container rental or shipping containers for sale near you, it is important to consider the following factors when choosing the right container delivery site.
The first thing to consider when choosing a container delivery site is accessibility.
- Is the site easily accessible by truck?
- Will the truck be backing in off of a busy road?
- Will the truck be driving on a paved surface for the delivery?
- Are there any restrictions on the size of the vehicle that can enter the site?
Make sure to choose a site that is easy to access and can accommodate the size of the truck that will be delivering your container.
Another important factor to consider is space. Make sure the delivery site has enough space to accommodate the size of the container you are renting or buying. This is especially important if you are renting a 20 foot shipping container or a 40 foot shipping container. You don’t want to end up with a container that doesn’t fit in the delivery site, which could cause delays and additional costs. Here’s a trick for estimating the amount of space you will need:
- A 20-foot container is about the size of a regular parking space
- A 40-foot container is about the size of a big yellow school bus or two vehicles parked end-to-end
When considering the amount of room you have, it can be helpful to use a long measuring tape or to drive a vehicle into the area you are planning for the container, just to visualize how much room you really have.
Security is also an important consideration when choosing a container delivery site. Make sure the site has adequate security measures in place, such as good lighting, fencing, and gated access. You may even choose to install security cameras, or game cameras. The three most important security measures are:
- Always place a padlock inside the lockbox
- Try to keep the area well-lit at night
- Get to know your neighbors and notify each other if you notice any suspicious activity
You want to be confident that your container and its contents are safe and secure while it is on the delivery site.
When a shipping container is delivered, it should be placed on a level surface. This is important to ensure that the doors can be easily opened and closed. Make sure the delivery site has a level surface where the container can be placed. The ground at the site should be stable, and able to support the weight of the container. If the ground is soft or unstable, it may be necessary to add a layer of gravel or other stable material to the site. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the site is free of debris, such as boulders or branches, that could damage the container during delivery or removal.
Make sure that the delivery site has clear access to the area where you want the container to be placed. This includes ensuring that there are no obstacles such as trees, power lines, or other structures that could obstruct the delivery truck. A good rule of thumb is that if a dump-truck or other heavy duty vehicle could access the site and the delivery area, a container delivery truck should be able to access it as well.
The proximity of the delivery site to one of our locations can be an important factor to consider. The closer the delivery site is to the location of a container company, the quicker and easier it will be to transport the container to your site. This could also help to reduce the overall cost of delivery. If you are looking for a storage container rental, make sure to choose a container company that has containers available for rent and the ability to deliver them. Some container companies may have inventory that is set aside exclusively for container sales or dedicated to another project.
When looking for the ideal container delivery site, it’s important to consider accessibility, space, security, level ground, clear access, proximity to your site, and availability of container rental near you. By taking these factors into account, you can ensure that your container delivery goes smoothly and that your container is placed exactly where you need it. If you have any questions about container delivery or container rental, feel free to reach out to a Get Simple Box team member. We are always here to help!