6 Things to Avoid on Delivery Day of Your Shipping Container

6 Things to Avoid on Delivery Day of Your Shipping Container


Are you eagerly anticipating the arrival of your new shipping container? Delivery day is an exciting milestone, but it's essential to ensure everything goes smoothly to avoid any hiccups. Whether you're receiving a container for storage, a tiny home, an office, or any other purpose, proper preparation is key to a successful delivery. Here are six things to avoid on delivery day to ensure a seamless experience:


Rainy Day: While we can't control the weather, it's best to schedule your delivery on a dry, rain-free day whenever possible. Rain can make the ground muddy and slippery, which may pose challenges for the delivery truck and tilt bed trailer. Additionally, wet conditions can make it difficult to maneuver the container into its desired location.


Muddy Drive: If your property or access road is prone to becoming muddy, it's crucial to address this before delivery day. Heavy rain or recent precipitation can create muddy conditions that make it challenging for the delivery truck and trailer to navigate safely. Consider laying down gravel or temporary road mats to provide traction and stability.


Narrow Turns: Ensure that the route from the access point to the delivery site is clear of any obstacles, especially narrow turns or tight corners. Shipping containers are delivered on tilt bed trailers, which require ample space to maneuver. Narrow passages may restrict the truck's ability to navigate smoothly, potentially causing delays or delivery complications.


Overhead Obstructions: Before delivery day, assess the route for any overhead obstructions such as low-hanging branches, power lines, or building eaves. Shipping containers are tall structures, and clearance is essential to avoid damage during transport. Trim back any overhanging branches or obstacles that may impede the container's passage.


Not Enough Clearance: In addition to overhead obstructions, ensure there is sufficient clearance along the delivery route and at the delivery site. Measure the height of the container and compare it to any bridges, gates, or structures it must pass under. Lack of clearance can result in costly damage to the container or surrounding property.


Unprepared Delivery Site: Lastly, make sure the delivery site is adequately prepared to receive the shipping container. Clear away any debris, obstacles, or vehicles that may obstruct the container's placement. Ensure the ground is level, stable, and free of hazards such as loose rocks or debris. Providing a clear, accessible site will facilitate a smooth and efficient delivery process.


By avoiding these common pitfalls on delivery day, you can ensure a stress-free experience and expedite the arrival of your shipping container. Proper preparation and attention to detail will set the stage for a successful delivery and the beginning of your container's new journey at its designated location.


If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming delivery, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for assistance.


📞 (940) 242-3178
✉ info@xcalibercontainer.com


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