DELIVERY

Longhorn Storage Containers steam line the purchase process for customers by outsourcing delivery to independent contractors at or near cost. This helps customers who may not have access to trucks and trailers to easily acquire their equipment. By doing so, customer waives Longhorn Storage Containers any liability associated with the equipment delivery. Customer understands if delivery truck gets stuck during delivery of customers unit, the customer is fully responsible for getting the delivery truck out or towed. Customer is also aware that Longhorn Storage Containers cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from delivery or delayed delivery. If the equipment is lost, damaged or stolen during transit, customer should file a claim with the respective delivery and carrier service set by the US Department of Transportation. Any excess time spent on site beyond the standard 30 minutes for unloading may incur additional charges.

INTERNAL INSPECTION

Our delivery procedure involves a thorough inspection of each unit. Checking the unit for any visible holes and confirming the doors open and close properly. Our drivers conduct the inspection prior to loading the unit and delivering it.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Ensuring successful deliveries involves considering ground surface conditions to prevent issues and delays. It is crucial to plan the delivery of shipping containers based on weather forecasts, considering factors such as road conditions affected by snow or ice, muddy roadways, potential flooding in soft soil. Our team is here to collaborate with you and determine the most efficient and secure delivery schedule for your location. If bad weather is in forecast on your delivery day, contact us to reschedule. Your delivery date may be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. If customer refuses delivery, a restocking fee and other associated fees will be deducted from your refund. If customer does not contact driver to reschedule due to weather, customer will be fully responsible for delivery fee if driver cannot drop unit.

DROP SITE & LEVEL GROUND PREPARATION

Level ground is important for drop site area when delivering containers because it ensures stability and safety during the unloading process. The drop site area should be free of any safety hazards such as wires, tree branches and obstacles. The ground needs to be level and dry to prevent the container from shifting over time. When being unloaded the shipping container needs to be on level ground to prevent it from tipping over or shifting unexpectedly. If ground is not level, there is a few options that can be used to stabilize the unit. A few ideas to consider are, setting under the container railroad ties, wood blocks or stone pavers. Weight needs to be distributed evenly. Uneven or slopped ground can cause the container to become unstable, increasing the risk of accidents or damage to the container. Level ground provides a solid and secure foundation for the container, allowing for a smooth and controlled unloading process. Being prepared is important for a successful delivery.

STRAIGHT LINE AND VERTICAL CLEARANCES

20′ SHIPPING CONTAINERS

  • 100ft Straight Line Clearance: This applies to roads leading to the drop site and at the drop site itself. With a 20ft shipping container, our truck and trailer will require at least 80ft straight line clearance to be able to unload the unit.
  • 14ft Vertical Clearance on the Road: Roadways leading to the drop-off site should be free of any overhanging obstacles with a minimum of 14ft vertical clearance at all times.
  • 12-14ft Width Clearance.
  • 16ft Vertical Clearance at Drop-Off Site.

40′ SHIPPING CONTAINERS

  • 100ft Straight Line Clearance.
  • 14ft Vertical Clearance on the Road: This includes all sections of the road leading to and at the drop-off location.
  • 12-14ft Width Clearance.
  • 16ft Vertical Clearance at Drop-Off Site.

PURCHASING A UNIT

Before purchasing a unit, it is very import to make sure you have done your homework. Drop site area needs to be able to have room enough for the truck, trailer and container to be dropped off safely and without getting stuck. In addition, it is crucial to confirm that any restricted areas have sufficient height and width clearance for the truck, trailer and shipping container before making your order. It will be important to make sure the roads meet guidelines for clearance as well, taking into consideration they should be for heavy vehicles also. Please let us know if there are any clearance concerns at the site or enroute to the site such as sharp or narrow turns, unpaved or bumpy roads, hills or slopes, prior to delivery. We would gladly assess the route beforehand to ensure that delivery be successfully carried out.