Shipping Container Delivery
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please ensure there is adequate space for delivery and you have a safe environment for the driver. All of our haulers put safety first, and if we can’t safely deliver at your site we won’t, but you’ll still be on the hook for trucking charges. Nobody wants that, so please make safety a priority and ensure you have adequate space for delivery.
The Tilt-Bed will need 40′ of additional space to deliver (60′ total for 20′ containers) and the Roll-Off truck will need 60′ of additional space (100′ total for 40′ containers). Please note, if we cannot safely deliver, you will still be charged for trucking.If the driver feels it is unable to safely deliver your shipping container, you may still be charged a dry run delivery fee. Cobra Container utilizes the professional delivery expertise of third-party freight companies. We trust these hauling professionals and their safety and discretion based on their experience.
Both the customer and driver at the drop-off location are responsible for all safety decisions. This also applies to orders where the container is returned due to the inability of the driver to unload the container for flat-bed deliveries. You are responsible for having the proper equipment to remove the container if it gets delivered at or as close to your site as possible. If you have related questions on delivery to your site, please contact your agent.
**EQUIPMENT UNLOADING DELAYS EXTENDING LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES WHICH ARE NOT THE FAULT OF SELLER AND/OR SELLER’S SHIPPING COMPANY SHALL BE PAID BY CUSTOMER AT A RATE OF $95 PER HOUR. **
Preparing for Delivery
The most important thing is to have enough room for the truck to drop the container. 20’ containers require 75’ of space (20’ for the box and 55’ for the truck), while 40’ containers require 120’ of space (40’ for the box and 80’ for the truck when full extended at delivery).
If a 20’ container is delivered on a semi (for instance if multiple 20’s are being delivered on the same truck) please account for the additional space.
If delivery is rejected due to the driver being unable to safely back into the location, the customer will be charged for trucking plus a re-stock fee of 15%, so please make sure you have adequate space at your location.
The location also needs to be level. You can either lay concrete or gravel, or you can place railroad ties or blocks capable of supporting the container. A good rule of thumb on railroad ties or blocks is to have on under each end and then additional blocks every 10’ or so (depending on your surface area).
A level surface is crucial to doors lining up, so blocks are a good idea to have in place. Western Container Sales does not provide blocks, so please make sure you have your site ready for delivery.