CONTAINER DELIVERY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Prepare your site, clear the route and reduce delays with our helpful pre-delivery guide.

YOUR DELIVERY QUOTE INCLUDES INSTALLATION BY CRANE OR FORKLIFT. START HERE TO HELP EVERYTHING GO SMOOTHLY.

When you buy or rent a container from TITAN, we’ll not only deliver it to your chosen destination, but we’ll also have a crane, forklift or Landoll trailer available so that it can be maneuvered into position exactly where you need it. 
 
Need your container lifted over a 6ft hedge or a wall? No problem. Want it slotting into an exact space? Just ask. 
 
However, there are limits as to what we can do – and we also need you to prepare your site before our arrival. 

We provide container delivery across much of the US and Canada, and we need someone to meet us when we arrive so we know exactly where to position your container.  

Here are our top 8 tips to ensure your delivery goes as seamlessly as possible. 

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1. PREPARE A LEVEL AND STABLE FOUNDATION

Your container must be placed on a stable, level, and firm surface. So you’ll probably need to prepare an appropriate foundation if the container is going to be positioned in your yard or on sand or soil. This can help keep your container level, stop it sinking and prevent corrosion.

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2. CLEAR SPACE FOR THE TRUCK AND THE CRANE

Ensure there are no bushes, branches, wires, or other obstacles in the way of the delivery truck when entering, and also make sure the crane will have clear space for lifting the container to its designated spot. Move any trailers, caravans, cars or similar items if they obstruct the path of the delivery vehicle. If there’s a gate code, you can provide it to us in advance, if you wish, so that we can let ourselves in.

Make sure you have space for the delivery truck

3. CHECK YOU HAVE SPACE FOR THE DELIVERY TRUCK

Make sure you understand what delivery method we’ll be using so you can be certain the driver can reach your drop-off point safely (the illustration shows just one possibility). If we’re delivering to an enclosed area, make sure someone can let us in! 

Ask for a longer crane if needed

4. ASK FOR A LONGER CRANE IF NEEDED

Our standard 40T crane typically has a reach of 80ft – sufficient for 90% of customers. However, if you wish to have your container lifted a greater distance, you’ll need to request a larger crane.

Make sure you have space for the crane lift

5. CHECK YOU HAVE SPACE FOR THE CRANE LIFT

There should be a clearance of at least 25ft in height and the road width should be at least 20ft. If the delivery location is near or in a parking lot, please ensure the area is closed off to prevent cars from parking in the designated area.

Max. weight for a loaded container (2.97 tons)

6. KNOW THE MAX WEIGHT FOR A LOADED CONTAINER

If arranging the pickup of a loaded container, please ensure that the total weight (including household belongings or any other goods inside) does not exceed 2.97 tons. Excess weight could prevent us from lifting it.

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7. DIFFICULT DELIVERIES MAY INCUR EXTRA COSTS

Your delivery price includes 30 minutes for the truck/crane to be at your location. If it takes longer to position the container – for example, due to obstacles such as branches blocking the way, or the foundation not being prepared beforehand – we will need to charge an additional fee to cover our costs.

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8. CLEAN BEFORE RETURN

When returning a container after rental, please make sure it’s clean and tidy inside before arranging pickup. Failure to do this may result in delays during collection.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

We value your business and are here to provide quick and hassle-free support for any inquiries or concerns. Get in touch with us by phone for immediate live assistance – or send us an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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TITAN CONTAINERS ARE CERTIFIED TO, OR CAN SUPPORT COMPLIANCE WITH, THE FOLLOWING ACCREDITATIONS

  • ISO Certification 9001
  • ISO Certification 14001 TITAN Containers
  • CE Certification TITAN Containers
  • HACCP Certificate
  • Good Distribution Practice Certificate
  • NPSA