Delivery and Moves
Yes, Midstate does deliver! We offer delivery on all containers purchased or leased through our company.
How do you deliver containers?
All containers are delivered with a truck and a goose-neck tilt-bed trailer. The driver will back into the area, tilt the trailer, and slide it into place as he pulls forward. This is why we ask for a certain amount of straight-line clearance on behalf of the customer's desired drop space when delivering. (Eighty feet of clearance for 10' or 20' container; 120 feet for a 40'.)
Will you move my container?
We can! We just ask that the container is emptied prior to move. Generally, all moves are billed hourly, starting at $150 an hour with a 2-hour minimum, "port to port." Meaning the clock starts when our driver leaves the yard and does not stop until he returns to one of our yards.
Goose-Neck Tilt-Bed Truck and Trailer
"What do you need from me?"
Prior to delivery, we ask for a few things from you to make sure things run smoothly:
The area you wish to have your container delivered to needs to be flat and leveled. In addition to making sure your cargo does not slide when in the container, we ask for a leveled surface so the doors can properly open.
Payment prior to delivery
Please have payment paid prior to delivery. We accept cash, check, or credit, both for rentals and for purchases.
We're experiencing both a shortage in containers and number of drivers, so if you would like a container delivered by a certain date, we ask that you provide adequate notice. At the moment, our current delivery estimate for purchases is 2 to 4 weeks, and, for rentals, it is about 1 to 3 weeks.
For a 20' container, we suggest about 80 feet of straight-line clearance so that driver has enough space to pull out from underneath the container. But, for a 40' unit, we suggest at least 120 feet of straight-line clearance. For overhead, about 14 should be OK. The highest point the container will reach is about 16 feet, but that's when the trailer bed is tilted.
We'll get you your delivery, but we ask for patience. On top of worldwide supply-chain issues, we're also experiencing a shortage of drivers. We'll do our best to get you your container when you expect it.