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Containerized Freight Hauling
Container transport has become increasingly more popular over the past few years. These transports were once upon a time used exclusively by companies who were in need of moving large amounts of freight at one time. Recently everyday people have started using container transport services to move household goods and items when relocating.
The container transport process is actually very convenient. Customers typically own their own shipping containers, which can be purchased at a very economical price. Once the container has been delivered to the customer’s location, they have the leisure of loading items into the container at their own pace. Once all of the desired items have been placed into the container, they contact us to facilitate the transport of the container.
Shipping Container Transport
The shipping container transport process is actually very simple. Once you are ready for the container to be transported you simply give us a call and we handle the rest. What we will need from you is some basic information. We will need to know the city and state for pickup and the city and state for delivery. In addition to that information, we will also need the dimensions of the shipping container. Shipping containers can come in a range of sizes, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers are the most common container lengths (externally) and 8ft in width as standard. Commonly the height of a container will be 8ft 6” and a high cube will have an additional foot to be 9ft 6”. It is very important to have accurate dimensions for the container.
Shipping container transport information that we will also need to know is the estimated weight of the shipping container and the items that have been placed inside. Lastly, we will need to know if you as the customer will be responsible for the loading and unloading of the container or in addition to providing a trailer for transport will we also need to coordinate loading and unloading with the shipping container transport.
Shipping Container Transport Cost
Shipping container transport costs will vary based on several different factors. The length of the trailer is a major factor that causes affects the shipping container cost. The basic rule of thumbs is that the longer the shipping container, the more expensive it will cost for it to be transported. The distance of the transport will also have an impact on the shipping container transport cost.
We can transport your container right down the road or across the United States. The further distance of the transport, the more expensive it will be. The final factor is who will be providing the loading and unloading of the shipping container. Most customers coordinate with a local wrecker service to provide loading and unloading of their container, but we can also provide this service. This service is in addition to the actual transport of the container. To get an accurate container hauling quote, give us a call and we will provide you with an instant quote.
Shipping Container Transport Service
Shipping container transport service will vary depending on the company that you choose to work with for your transport needs. There are many companies that claim that they are able to provide container hauling service, but at the end of the day, they are just brokering companies that have no idea of how this process works. They will simply push for you to pay an upfront deposit while they try to find an actual container shipping company to do the actual work for them. These brokering companies, because of their inexperience in the shipping container transport service industry, will turn this process into a nightmare for you.
The truth of the matter is that there are specialized trailers that are required for shipping container hauling service and if a company does not have access to these specialized trailers, they will not be able to transport your container. At the end of the day, you do not want the shipping of your container to be delayed because the wrong type of trailer has been dispatched for pickup.
Shipping Container Transport Companies
Shipping container transport companies utilize specialized trailers for transporting containers. These trailers have to be able to accommodate not only the length and width of the container but also the weight. The average shipping container will not require permits for transport.
This means, that they are usually legal length, height, width and weight. In some instances, based on the contents of the container, there may be a need for weight permits. Shipping container transport companies are specialized to know exactly what types of permits if any, will be needed to transport your container. Typically, as long as the weight of the container does not exceed 40,000lbs there will be no need for a weight permit. Once again it is important to select reputable shipping container transport companies when the need for shipping a container arises.
Containerized Freight Hauling
Containerized freight hauling is another service offered by transport companies. This method allows for your freight to be transported in a container rather than a standard enclosed semi-trailer. The two are very similar, but in most cases, if you own your own container then only your items will be transported. If you are shipping items in an enclosed semi-trailer, unless you are shipping a full load, then your items will be shipped with other items that belong to other customers. Containerized freight hauling works well for items that need to be protected during transport. It is also a very convenient way to transport items if you own your own container.
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How to transport a shipping container?
If you have a shipping container that needs to be transported you will need some basic information. You will need to know the city and state for pickup and delivery and you will need to know the basic dimensions of the container. You will also need to decide if you are going to handle the loading and unloading of the container.