Frequently asked questions
At ATS Containers, we do our best to ensure our customer experience is as straight forward and easy as possible. If you have any questions concerning your storage container purchase or rental, please refer to our list of common questions below to find the answer you need.
We pride ourselves with NEXT DAY delivery. Because we carry a large inventory of all types of shipping containers in our yards, it is usually possible for us to process your order as soon as we receive it and transportation is usually scheduled for the next business day. Modified containers are the exception as they are custom built to specification and are subject to a typical 2-3 week production timeframe.
For a 20’ container, the truck will require a minimum 60 feet of straight line clearance.
For a 40’ container, the truck will require a minimum 110 feet of straight line clearance.
For an easy and safe delivery, the width requirement is 12 feet.
Our Shipping Containers are delivered with Flatbed or Crane trucks depending on your delivery site. But Basically we usually prefer to do all our delivery with the crane trucks so that they can pick up the container and actually place it nicely as per the clients request/instructions. In that way our client would not need to stress about moving the container to its fixed position when delivery is completed.
We ask that before taking possession of your storage container you consider the following:
SURFACE: we can drop a container on any of the following surfaces: pavement, concrete, gravel, etc and we can also deliver on dirt provided the ground is not soft. We do not recommend placing the container on grass due to many possible complications that can arise including, damaging the area and de-stabilizing of the ground over time which can shift the containers position. The most important surface preparation is to ensure the area where the container will be going is relatively level.
ACCESSIBILITY: Ensure the delivery area is free of obstacles as well as the area in front of and around the final drop position of container.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS: There is no need to sit the container on elevated concrete, wood or railroad ties. However, if you prefer to do so, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Our expertise in shipping container modifications spans the course of many years. From simple modifications like paint jobs and decals to more specialized applications like rollup doors, electrical installations and insulation, our team will professionally convert any sea can for the purpose for which you need it.
As with any great projects, it begins with an idea! From there, the custom container will begin its journey
All of our used sea cans are sold in cargo worthy condition, meaning they are wind and water tight as well as structurally sound. This is to ensure the safety of the contents you may store inside and of anyone handling the containers
The term “one-trip” container refers to any NEW shipping container which was manufactured overseas, mainly in Asia, and makes one trip from its factory to its destination city, in our case, any ATS location. Because shipping containers are not manufactured in North America, the container is as “new” as a shipping container gets.
One trip sea cans are in excellent condition. They undergo several inspection points to make sure they meet internationally approved quality standards. As proof, we attach CSA approval plates are attached to all new shipping containers that leave from our factory
All ATS shipping containers for rent are equipped with a standard, secure lock box made from high strength steel. The lockbox encases the lock and protects the padlock from bolt cutters or other break in tools. This is an added security feature which we include on all container rentals.