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Your Guide to Smooth Shipping Container Delivery in Bristol

Your Guide to Smooth Shipping Container Delivery in Bristol

Understanding the Delivery Process

  • Schedule: Deliveries typically happen Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We'll work with you to find a time that suits your needs.
  • Communication: We'll confirm your delivery date once your order is placed. The driver will contact you on the day of delivery with an estimated arrival time.
  • On-Site Placement: We'll position your container within a 30-minute window. Please note:
    • The ground must be solid and stable (e.g., compacted gravel, asphalt, concrete). Our drivers cannot drive on grass, mud, or soft surfaces.
    • Ensure clear access alongside your designated placement area.

Preparing Your Site: Key Steps

Space Requirements:

  • 20ft Container: Allow approximately 60ft of clearance.
  • 40ft Container: Allow approximately 110ft of clearance.
  • Ensure ample space for the truck to turn and manoeuvre.

Ground Conditions:

  • Suitable: Dry compacted gravel, dirt, asphalt, and concrete.
  • Unsuitable: Loose dirt, wet gravel, mud, sand, soft grass, snow, ice.
  • Necessary: If ground conditions are unsuitable, delivery may be impossible, and a dry run fee could apply.
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  • Clear obstructions (parked vehicles, etc.).
  • Ensure a minimum 12-foot wide entrance.
  • Consider the truck size: height restrictions, overhead wires, and turning space.

Detailed Preparation Checklist

  • Confirm Details: Double-check your address, contact info, and special instructions.
  • Measure & Clear: Measure your access route and site. Remove overhead obstructions.
  • Groundwork: Ensure your ground is firm, level, and can support the weight. Consider a compacted gravel base if needed.
  • Access Route: Verify roads are wide enough, corners aren't too tight, and no weight restrictions. Gates should be at least 12 feet wide.
  • Talk to the Driver: Be available on delivery day to guide the driver and address any questions.

After Delivery: Tips & Best Practices

  • Inspect: Check that your container is positioned at the correct level and that the doors open/close smoothly.
  • Seasonal Considerations:
    • Rainy Season: Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging.
    • Winter: Clear snow and ice.
  • Safety First: Keep children and pets away from the delivery area.
  • Future Planning: Think ahead and decide if you need to move the container later. Leave ample space for truck access.

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