When ordering a shipping container, your first thought after cost may be: how long will it take for me to receive it? Here at Container King, typical shipping container delivery is within one to three business days from receipt of order.
To kickstart the process, you first have to request a free quote. You’ll provide all the information you can, such as your contact info, whether you want to rent or buy, and what you will be using the container for. If you request a quote online Monday through Friday, you will get a quote within one hour of our receipt of your request. On the weekend, your call will be returned on the next business day.
On the back end, you may also wonder how long it will take for us to pick up your container when you’re done with it. We ask for as much notice as possible but we know last-minute things happen.
In most cases, we can pick up the container on the same day or the next business day of your request. It could take longer, but this is very rare. We will let you know the time frame when you call to make arrangements.
Requirements to Think About
Before placing a container on your property, you should find out if your city or county requires a permit for you to do so legally. Each community will have its own regulations. Simply contact your local municipal authority to confirm. Most cities and counties do not require a permit; however, you are responsible for investigating and arranging for any required permits or fees associated with the placement of the container.
If you are leasing a container, you may wonder if there are any insurance requirements. Container King asks for an insurance certificate but we will waive the property insurance requirement for a monthly fee.
All storage containers arrive on a tilt bed truck. The driver will tilt the truck bed upwards, the container touches the ground, then the driver will drive back out from underneath the container. At the delivery site, you will need to ensure there is enough space to allow for 14’ of overhead clearance in order to accommodate the container on top of the tilt bed trailer.
The driver will need at least the length of the container and the tilt bed truck in order to get out after delivery, which can be up to 100 feet with a 40’ container. The loaded tilt bed truck needs 12 feet of clearance.
Twenty-foot containers can be delivered on a smaller truck when necessary. If you’re tight on space or turning radius, please request a smaller delivery truck.
Some things to think about before scheduling delivery are:
- Is the site level? In order for the doors to work properly, the container needs to be level.
- What is the foundation the container will sit on? If the location is dirt, any amount of rain may cause the need to reschedule delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shipping Container Delivery
How much does it cost to deliver a container?
The cost to deliver a container varies based on distance, location, and the size of the container. On average, local deliveries range from $100 to $500, while longer distances will significantly increase your total cost.
How are shipping containers delivered?
Containers are typically delivered using specialized vehicles like tilt-bed trucks, roll-off trailers, or flatbed trucks. The chosen vehicle often depends on the container size and the site’s accessibility.
How much does it cost to ship a container per mile?
The cost to transport a container per mile can range from $2 to $7, depending on factors like fuel prices, your provider, and regional considerations. Always request a quote from us before committing to a purchase.
How do you move a 40ft shipping container?
Moving a 40ft container requires specialized equipment. Often, a large flatbed truck or a crane-equipped vehicle is used. Professional container transportation services should be consulted for such moves due to the container’s size and weight.
Reach Out to Us Now
Getting a container delivered to your property quickly is of vital importance. We understand that your business may depend on it. Or, perhaps the sale of your house does. Whatever the case, contact us today for a free quote on a rental or purchase.