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General Information about the container:

 

*  There are two container sizes 

   a)  20’ x 8’ x 8’ 

   b)  40’ x 8’ x 8’

*  The Container is a steel box with a wooden floor. 

*  The Container will arrive at your residence on a trailer, and remains on the trailer, the tractor unit will be disconnected and taken away.  Exceptions are a Live Load; the driver will wait for the container to be loaded.

*  The container comes to your door 4 feet off the ground. There are no ramps or lifts to assist you when loading. You can make your own ramps, rent ramps, or hire labor to help you load your container.

*  The Container has tie hooks every few feet, top and bottom, for securing your items.

*  Check with your local City Hall to see if you need a permit to have a 20’ or 40’ container positioned at your home or facility.  If you fail to acquire a permit where permits are required, any charges that incur will be billed to you.

 

Here are a few tips on how to load your shipping container:

 

*  Before loading your container, number your boxes and write a brief description of the contents on the top of each box.

*  You should have a piece count of all the items being loaded.

*  Place heavy items on the floor of the container, place lighter items on top of the heavier items.

*  Boxes should be placed around the walls of the container to protect wooden furniture from rubbing against the steel sides.  Old blankets and bed quilts may be used to protect wooden items.

*  Large mattresses and box-springs should be loaded last and stood on end, secured with a rope to hold everything in.

*  Record the container number and seal number (these numbers will be found on the exterior container doors) for your records.

 

Loading Vehicles

 

*  Loading cars/motorcycles/boats from your residence can be done by hiring a flatbed tow truck from your local towing company.  They will load your vehicle onto the flatbed then back the vehicle into the container.

*  Wooden blocks should be placed around the front and back wheels and nailed to the wooden container floor.

*  Strong rope or ratchet straps should be placed around the axles behind each wheel, or use the tow rings, if the car has them, and secure them to the tie rings of the container.  Make sure the vehicle cannot move during shipment.


      Note:  If you are shipping a registered motor vehicle it must be the last item to go into the container as customs will examine the VIN No., etc., nothing can obstruct these items.  

***  All vehicles must have their fuel tanks drained and batteries disconnected.