40 Foot Shipping Container Moving Services
At Three Men And A Truck, we have been conveniently and affordably moving shipping containers around the globe for over two decades. From 40-foot shipping containers to 20-foot shipping containers to moving containers of all sizes, we can handle it all! When you’re in need of 40-foot shipping container movers near you, there’s no one better than the team at Three Men And A Truck.
How Do You Move a 40 Foot Shipping Container?
For those building a container home, you’re likely wondering how on earth you’re going to get those massive 40-foot containers transported to your build site. Not to mention, how can it be done in an affordable way? Even if you’re planning on constructing your container home yourself in order to stay within a strict budget, outsourcing transportation to a professional container shipping company is likely going to the most economical option for moving your containers.
Fortunately, that’s where Three Men And A Truck come in. We are ready, willing, and available to put you in touch with our local delivery services in order to get your 40-foot shipping containers wherever they need to go!
Who Can Move a 40 Foot Shipping Container?
The standard 40-foot shipping container weighs roughly 8,200 pounds, meaning they must be transported by either a semi-truck or on a large flat-bed trailer being pulled by a large passenger vehicle. Provided that you have your commercial driver’s license (CDL), moving a 40-foot shipping container yourself all comes down to cost, time, and resources. If you do have your CDL but lack access to the necessary equipment, you can certainly look into renting a rollback truck.
However, if you don’t have a CDL, the decision will come down to local regulations. Although many states allow people to transport shipping containers without a CDL, you must adhere to the gross weight limits established by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Even if you come in under the weight limit that requires you to have a CDL, transporting a shipping container yourself likely won’t make the most sense from a cost point of view. With that said, it tends to be the best option, both financially and practically, to hire a professional shipping container company for the job.
How Much Does It Cost to Move a 40 Foot Shipping Container?
Whether you’re planning on transporting the 40-foot container yourself or hiring a professional service to do so, there are several things you must consider first. Of course, purchasing your containers locally will save you money on transportation. However, this isn’t always possible. With that said, the cost to move a 40-foot shipping container is dependent on the following factors:
- Distance between the current location of the container and the build site.
- The size of the container, or containers.
- Number of containers that require transport.
- The number of professional transportation companies near you.
Shipping Container Movers
Not only will the 40-foot shipping container movers from Three Men And A Truck relocate containers around your own property, we also provider shipping container pick-up and delivery services nationwide. Whether you want to have your own shipping container moved, or you need a container to store your belongings for an upcoming move, we’ve got you covered!
In need of a 40-foot shipping container or a 40-foot shipping container mover? Look no further than Three Men And A Truck! Give us a call today or fill out our convenient online request form to receive your free, no-obligation moving quote and we’ll show you how simple it can be to transport these massive containers anywhere in the world!