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Trucking & Delivery
Allstate Container uses specialized trucks that make each delivery or pickup smooth and efficient.
Our drivers are professionally trained and experienced to assure safe and proper placement of your storage container.
We can deliver your container to you via flat bed if you have the ability to unload it at your location, or by tilt-bed if you would prefer us to unload it.
Container deliveries are done using a tilt-bed that allows the container to slide off at the desired location. In confined areas a lift truck or crane can be used to set off the containers.
We can deliver your newly purchased container via flatbed to nearly anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The tilt-bed delivery is usually available within the 200 miles radius of the depot. Please contact the container sales department for more information about delivery of purchased containers.
We recommend you to review the following guidelines for planning a ground level storage container delivery.
Advance Notice
Space Needed
Overhead Clearance
Container Doors
Road Conditions
Drop-off Site Condition
Door Alignment
Check your local weather
Advance Notice
Please try to provide us with a minimum of twenty-four hours notice of your required pickup or delivery date, time, and location to insure the best service.
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Space Needed
Because the container slides off the back of the trailer, you'll need a level site a minimum of 12' wide x 50' long for a 20' delivery, and 12' wide x 100' long for a 40' delivery.
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Overhead Clearance
You should have at least 14 feet of overhead clearance on the road to the delivery site and 20 feet at the drop off location. Any obstacles like trees and overhead wires must be cleared prior to delivery.
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Container Doors
When you place your order, our customer service representative will ask you whether we should load the container with the doors facing the cab or the rear of the truck. This decision will depend upon where you want the unit located on the site. For instance, if it will be backed up to a fence or curb, you would want the doors towards to the cab.
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Road Conditions
The truck and trailer weigh over 30,000 lb., a concrete pad, asphalt paving or other sturdy surface is preferred and most drivers will not drive off of a road or paved surface. If you need an off road delivery it is best to discuss the road condition in advance. We can deliver on dirt, cement, pavement, asphalt, gravel or grass as long as it is not too soft. Note that our drivers will not deliver to areas behind locked gates or in areas where our drivers may be concerned about property damage or their own safety.
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Drop-off Site Condition
Asphalt, gravel, grass, earth, concrete surfaces are all acceptable. The container is self-supporting at the four corners. Therefore, on soft unstable surfaces we recommend each corner casting to be supported with a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or a bed of gravel to spread the weight. This is also very important for container doors to operate smoothly.
(see Door Alignment )
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Door Alignment
If you are having trouble opening and closing the container doors, it is probably because of the settling due to insufficient corner support or soft ground. Lifting and supporting the settled corner should straighten the container and take care of the problem.
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Check your local weather
Due to some extreme weather conditions, the container delivery may be delayed or rescheduled. Please check your local weather in the weather center below:
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